Pollinator Session – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Faith B. Kuehn, Delaware Beekeepers Association 1:00 p.m.—1:10 p.m. Welcome and Introduction Faith B. Kuehn, Delaware Beekeepers Association 1:10 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Delaware Bees and Beekeeping Kathy Hossler, President, Delaware Beekeepers Association 1:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Successful Honey Bee Pollination Procedures for the Beekeeper and Grower Amanda and Erik Thompson, Delaware Bay Bees 2:00 […]

Social Media Workshop – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Moderator: Laura Russum, Community Relations Officer, Delaware Department of Agriculture 9:20 a.m.—10:20 a.m. Social Media Marketing for Farms and Agribusiness From selling products to advocating for agriculture, reaching new customers and sharing your story are important to the success of your business. It takes more than clever captions and beautiful photos for social media to […]

Woodland Management Workshop – PM – Monday, January 13, 2020

Commodities Building Moderator: Blake Moore, Extension Agent, University of Delaware 1:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Update on the State Forest Action Plan Mike Valenti, Delaware Forest Service 1:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Forest Land Preservation Mike Valenti, Delaware Forest Service 2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Tax Ditch Program Melissa Hubert, DNREC Drainage Program 2:45 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Prescribed Fire for Small Forest […]

Free Health Screenings at Delaware Ag Week

    Free Health Screenings, Information and Services – Beebe Population Health Monday, January 13, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Dover Building Blood […]

EPA Farmer Roundtable

Exhibit Hall Board Room 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Agriculture Roundtable with EPA Delaware Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse will host an Agriculture Roundtable with EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio and members of the Delaware agricultural community. EPA will provide updates on EPA’s national and regional programs and policies affecting agriculture and seek feedback from the Delaware […]

Delmarva Hay & Pasture – PM-Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Commodities Building Moderator: Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Building a Balanced and Resilient Forage System Using Perennials and Annuals Matt Poore, Animal Science Department Extension Leader and Ruminant Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Putting the Punch Back in Your Pastures With Pasture Renovation Amanda Grev, […]

Delaware Urban Farm & Food Coalition

Offsite The Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition presents Local Projects, Big Impact The Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC) brings together resources and technical assistance through a collaborative approach to urban farming, all the while aiming to increase access to fresh, nutritious, locally-grown food to help build healthier, sustainable communities. Join us during […]

Small Ruminant Session – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Exhibit Hall Board Room  6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Past and Future Plans of the Small Ruminant Program Delaware Small Ruminant Team (Dr. Kwame Matthews, Daniel Severson and Susan Garey) 6:30 p.m.         DINNER Sponsored by Steve Breeding 7:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Animal Disease Traceability in Small Ruminants Dr. Karen Lopez, Delaware Deputy State Veterinarian 7:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m. Animal […]

Agronomy/Soybean – PM – Thursday, January 16, 2020

Exhibit Hall Moderator: Jarrod Miller, Agronomy Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Update on Fertigation Research Dr. Cory Whaley, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Weed Management in Field Crops Update Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware 2:45 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 3:05 p.m.—3:20 p.m. Downforce Trials […]

FVGAD Awards and Banquet – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

**Pre-Registration Required**  All current FVGAD Members are invited to attend free of charge but MUST Pay Dues and RSVP by Monday, January 6, 2020. Tickets are $25 for non-FVGAD Members  To pay FVGAD dues, RSVP for luncheon or purchase tickets, email Emmalea Ernest or call 302-856-7303 by Monday, January 6, 2020. 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Presentation of 2020 […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 16, 2020

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Jake Jones, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 8:45 a.m.—9:15 a.m. Hemp Production 2020 Jessica Inhof, Plant Industries Program Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture 9:15 a.m.—9:55 a.m. Soil Fertility, Cover Crops and Precision Agriculture Research Dr. Jarrod Miller, Extension Agronomist, University of Delaware 9:55 a.m.—10:35 a.m. Field Crops Insect Pests Update Dr. […]

Fresh Market/Vine Crops – FVGAD – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Exhibit Hall Moderator: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:45 p.m. Vegetable Disease Research and Management Updates Dr. Kate Everts, Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, University of Maryland Jake Jones, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 1:45 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Vegetable Weed Management Updates and Row Middle Management in […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Exhibit Hall Moderator: Jake Jones, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. Welcome David Marvel, Jr., President, FVGAD 9:05 a.m.—9:35 a.m. 2019 Parthenocarpic Pickle Research Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:35 a.m.—9:55 a.m. Sweet Corn Insect Pest Management Updates Dr. David Owens, Extension Entomologist, University of Delaware […]

Risk Management Session – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Commodities Building Moderator:  Laurie Wolinski, Director, Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center, University of Delaware  12:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. High School Ag Student Farm Management Program Laurie Wolinski, Maria Pippidis, Dan Severson, Jake Jones, Maryann Reed and Bryan Hudson Risk management and farm succession planning are vital to every farm. University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is […]

Hay and Pasture Conference – PM – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Healing the Land with High Density Grazing Doug Peterson, Missouri Rancher and Iowa and Missouri Regional Soil Health Specialist, Soil Health Division, USDA-NRCS, Des Moines, Iowa 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Nutrients and Forage Quality Dr. Jarrod Miller, Agronomist, University of Delaware  3:00 […]