Agronomy Session

>>>  REGISTER HERE  <<<   Corn and Sorghum Session  Corn Pest Updates  9:00 – 9:30  a.m.:  Disease Management in Corn – Dr. Alyssa Koehler  9:30 – 10:00  a.m.:  Update for Weed Control in Corn – Dr. Mark VanGessel  Corn Nutrient Management Updates  10:00 – 10:30  a.m.:  Soil Phosphorus Response to Long-Term Applications of Poultry Litter – Dr. Amy Shober  10:30 […]

Opportunities in Aquaculture

Opportunities in Aquaculture January 13, 2021 , 6-8   >> REGISTER HERE <<< A panel discussion hosted by Drs. Dennis McIntosh (Delaware State University Cooperative Extension and Delaware Sea Grant) and Ed Hale (Delaware Sea Grant and the University of Delaware, School of Marine Science & Policy). We will be featuring two local aquaculture farms, […]

Woodland Management Workshop

>>>REGISTER HERE<<< Moderator: Blake Moore, Natural Resources Agent, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension  Contact information: rbmoore@udel.edu  AGENDA  1:00  p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Natural and Working Lands Jennifer Volk, Environmental Quality Specialist, Associate Director UDCE  1:30  p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – State Forest Action Plan and Forest Legacy Areas Mike Valenti, Administrator, Delaware Forest Service  2:00 p.m. – 2:10  p.m. […]

Poultry Program

  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021 >>> Register Here <<< 2.0 Delaware Nutrient Management Continuing Education Credits 2.0 Maryland Nutrient Management Continuing Education Credits 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Announcements 9:35 a.m.   Neighbor Relations Dr. John Moyle, Poultry Extension Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland Ms. Jennifer Rhodes, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, […]

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15. 2021 >> REGISTER HERE <<<  Hybrid with Online and DDA Conference Room Viewing. Who Should Attend PSA Grower Training? Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course […]

FVGAD Processing Vegetable Session

>> REGISTER HERE <<< THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021 Moderator:  Dr. Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware  9:00-9:30 a.m. Research Updates and Variety Trials in Peas, Lima Beans and Snap Beans Dr. Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 9:30-10:00 a.m. Research Update on Pickling […]

FVGAD Fresh Market Session

>>> REGISTER HERE <<< WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021 Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:00-9:30 a.m. Research Update – Watermelon, Tomato, Broccoli, Particle Film Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable and Fruit Specialist, University of Delaware 9:30-10:00 a.m. Research Updates on Cauliflower, Specialty Melons, and Shade Cloth Dr. Emmalea Ernest, […]

FVGAD Produce Safety, Extreme Weather & Labor

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021 >>> REGISTER HERE <<< Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:00-9:30 a.m. Produce Food Safety Regulatory Updates, Food Safety Outreach Delaware Department of Agriculture and the University of Delaware 9:30-10:00 a.m. Moving Forward in the Era of COVID; Recent Produce Food Borne Illness Outbreaks Dr. […]

FVGAD Fruit Session

>>> REGISTER HERE <<< MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021 Moderator:  Dr. Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:00-6:30 p.m. Strawberry Renovation and Carryover Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable and Fruit Specialist, University of Delaware 6:30-7:00 p.m. USDA Strawberry Breeding Dr. Kim Lewers, Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS  7:00-7:30 p.m. Disease Management in […]

Small Poultry Flock Session

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021     >>>Register Here<<< 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Two sessions: Backyard Flock 911 Dr. Jonathan Moyle, Extension Specialist, Poultry, University of Maryland Salmonella and Backyard Flocks Dr. Megan Nichols, Centers for Disease Control After programs conclude there will be ample time for questions and answers

Delaware-Maryland Forage Conference

>>>REGISTER ONLINE<<<   THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021 9:00 a.m. Welcome 9:15 a.m. Strategies to Boost Summer Production using Warm-Season Forages Dr. Chris Teutsch, Forage Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky 10:15 a.m. Pasture Renovation 101 Jeff Semler, Agriculture Extension Educator, University of Maryland, Washington County 11:00 a.m. Weed Management for Pastures/Hayfields: Is There […]

Hemp Risk Management -Monday, January 11, 2021

Risk Management Considerations for Hemp Producers >>>REGISTER HERE<<< Moderator: Laurie Wolinski 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Paul Goeringer (University of Maryland), Dr. Tyler Mark (University of Kentucky), Dr. Aaron Smith (University of Tennessee) Profit margins for my current crops are shrinking. Should I consider hemp? In the last three years, interest in industrial hemp production has […]

Small Ruminants – January 19, 2021

>>>> REGISTER HERE <<<<<   January 19, 2021, 6:30 p.m. Lambing and Kidding Kevin Pelzer, Professor Production Management Medicine (Clinician) Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech Successful lambing and kidding is critical to the profitability of sheep and goat operations. Lambing and kidding is one of the most stressful time periods during small-ruminant production. The Delaware […]

Selling Fresh Fruits/Vegetables to the Military, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

Exhibit Hall Board Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.  Lunch Provided Selling Fresh Fruit and Vegetables to the Military Walt Blaney, Director of the Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Delaware (PTAC) in cooperation with the Delaware Small Business Development Center (DSBDC), will be presenting information on opportunities to sell fresh fruit & vegetables to Defense Department […]

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 […]

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 […]