Agronomy Special Section – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibit Hall

Moderator:  Jennie Schmidt, Registered Dietitian, Maryland Farmer and President of the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board 

Becoming a Voice for Agriculture: Connecting the Consumer with Today’s Modern Agriculture
General consumers are removed from agriculture and rural living by multiple generations. Concerns about pesticides, genetic engineering, and other practices employed in modern crop production can be found nearly every day in the headlines or on social media. These complex topics can be overwhelming and can lead to misinformed choices that directly impact you as a farmer. Speakers in this session will present science-based information so that you can confidently engage the consumer and effectively deliver your message about modern agriculture and producing safe food.

5:45 p.m.—5:55 p.m.
Welcome
Jennie Schmidt, Registered Dietitian, Maryland Farmer, and President of the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board

5:55 p.m.—7:20 p.m.
Promoting Dialogue on Genetically Engineered Crops
Dr. Paul Vincelli, Extension Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky

7:20 p.m. BREAK

7:35 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Pesticides in Food: Residues, Risks and Reality
Dr. Carl Winter, Extension Food Toxicologist and Vice Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

9:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:
DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  2.0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  6.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  PM:1.0