FVGAD Awards and Banquet – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

12:00 p.m. FVGAD Awards Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting Harrington Raceway and Casino (see below) **Pre-Registration Required** All current FVGAD Members are invited to attend free of charge but MUST Pay Dues and RSVP by Monday, January 7, 2019. Tickets are $25 for non-FVGAD Members To pay FVGAD dues, RSVP for luncheon or purchase tickets, email Emmalea […]

Free Health Screenings at Delaware Ag Week

    Free Health Screenings, Information and Services – Beebe Population Health Monday, January 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Dover Building Blood Pressure Screening Glucose Screening Cholesterol Screening […]

Agriculture and EPA Roundtable

Exhibit Hall Board Room 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. To Be Announced —  Session Summary: DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  TBA MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  TBA DE Nutrient Management Credits:  TBA MD Nutrient Management Credits:  TBA Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  TBA  

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 […]

On Farm Research and ROI Session – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibit Hall Board Room  Moderator:  Jen Nelson, Resource Smart LLC  1:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction: Why On-Farm Research? Keiller Kyle, The Nature Conservancy Jen Nelson, Resource Smart LLC  1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Tips, Tricks, Trials and Tribulations of On-Farm Research Joshua McGrath, University of Kentucky  2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Precision Agriculture Economics and Decision Making-Beyond Profitability […]

Delmarva Hay & Pasture – PM-Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Advancements in Alfalfa Production and Management Dennis Hancock, State Forage Extension Specialist, University of Georgia 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. To Be Announced Roeland Kapsenberg, Vice President Agricultural Division, DLF PickSeed 3:00 p.m. ADJOURN — Session Summary: DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  1.0 MD […]

Delaware Urban Farm & Food Coalition

Offsite The mission of the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC) is to support community-oriented urban agricultural projects to expand healthy food access in Northern Delaware and bring together resources and technical assistance through a collaborative approach to urban farming. Our vision is: access to fresh, nutritious, locally-grown food; healthier, sustainable communities; a strengthened regional agricultural […]

Precision Agriculture/Irrigation Session, Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Exhibit Hall 1:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Evaluation of Active Downforce Settings on Corn Emergence-First Year Project Update James Adkins, Extension Engineer, University of Delaware  1:15 p.m.—2:15 p.m. Using Precision Technologies to Evaluate Practices on Your Farm Chad Swindoll, Agronomist, Ag Leader Technology 2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Supporting Innovation in Agriculture Ariel Gruswitz, Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity […]

Small Ruminant Session – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibit Hall Board Room  6:00 p.m.—6:45 p.m. Exploring “Ethnic” Markets for Lamb and Goat Meat Dr. Tatiana L. Stanton, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Cornell University 6:45 p.m. DINNER Sponsored by Delmarva Feeds  7:15 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Past and Future Plans of the Small Ruminant Program Delaware Cooperative Extension Small Ruminant Team  7:30 p.m.—8:15 p.m. Lambing and […]

Woodland Management Workshop – PM – Monday, January 14, 2019

Commodities Building REVISED: 1/4/19 Moderator: Jennifer Volk, Extension Environmental Quality Specialist, University of Delaware Healthy Forest, Healthy Farm, Healthy Family 1:00 p.m.—1:10 p.m.Opening Remarks Kenny Bounds, Deputy Secretary, Delaware Department of Agriculture  1:10 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Chainsaw 101 Sam Topper, Senior Forester, Wood Utilization and Marketing, Delaware Department of Agriculture   2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m. What’s Lurking in […]

Agronomy/Soybean – PM – Thursday, January 17, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Jarrod Miller, Agronomy Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Alyssa Koehler, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—2:20 p.m. Ecological Theory vs. Agriculture: Are Cover Crop Mixtures the Answer? Andrew McGuire, Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist, Washington State University 2:20 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 2:40 […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 17, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  8:10 a.m.—8:25 a.m. Targeting Your Crop Insurance Strategy to Your Real Risk Exposure Don Clifton, Farmers First Services, Inc.  8:25 a.m.—8:55 a.m. Chesapeake Pollution Strategy for Agriculture Chris Brosch, Nutrient Management Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture Jennifer Volk, Environmental Quality Specialist, University of Delaware […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome David Marvel, Jr., President, FVGAD 9:00 a.m.—9:25 a.m. Lima Bean and Pickling Cucumber Research Updates Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:25 a.m.—9:45 a.m. Extension Plant Pathology Updates and Research Opportunities in […]

Controlled Environment Vegetable Production – FVGAD – PM – Wed., Jan. 14, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware  2:15 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Disease, Insect and Mite Control and Mineral Nutrition for High Tunnel Tomatoes Dr. Jerry Brust, Regional Extension Specialist-Vegetables, University of Maryland  2:45 p.m.—3:15 p.m. Managing Challenges in High Tunnel Tomato Production Dr. Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist, Delaware State […]

Risk Management Session – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Exhibit Hall Board Room  Moderator:  Laurie Wolinski, Director, Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center, University of Delaware  1:00 p.m.—1:45 p.m. Connecting the Dots: Succession Planning and Long-Term Health Planning Paul Goeringer, Maryland Ag Law Education Initiative  1:45 p.m.  BREAK  2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.Strengthening Health and Farm Vitality Maria Pippidis, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator, University of […]

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 […]