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2019 IFCA Convention Schedule of Events

The 2019 IFCA Convention is focused on providing you with information to make positive decisions for your business. Anyone who applies Dicamba to soybeans in 2019 must have training, and we will offer a training program on all three days of our convention. So, while you are there getting your CCA credits, getting your pesticide license renewed or taking part in the educational sessions, the training is conveniently available to you on each day; you can leave Peoria with that requirement fulfilled far ahead of the 2019 application season.
Scroll down the page for the general program layout and times. 
Questions about registration or the program,
contact Leslie Forest by email or call (309) 827-2774.
Monday, January 28th CCA Session, Room 400 • 8:30 am - 4:15 pm (lunch provided*)
Moderated by Dr. Bob Hoeft & Jean Payne; CEUs applied for NM, SWM, CM, IPM
7:30am - 3:45pm On-site registration Conference Registration Desk
8:30am Herbicide Resistance: Lessons Learned in Tennessee

Dr. Tom Mueller, University of Tennessee

9:20am Corn Nitrogen Management – Can Simpler be Better?

Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois

10:30am BREAK  
10:45am Corn Nitrogen Fertilization: Production and Environmental Aspects

Dr. John Sawyer and Dr. Matt Helmers
Iowa State University

12:15pm LUNCH  
1:00pm Environmental Fate of Herbicides and Atrazine Degradation in IL

Dr. Tom Mueller, University of Tennessee

1:30pm Nutrients in Field Tiles: Impact of 4R Practices & Cover Crops in 2018

Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois

2:00pm Seed Treatment Stewardship

American Seed Trade Association

2:30pm BREAK  
Ammonium and Nitrate Retention in Illinois Soils

Dr. Angela Kent, University of Illinois

Reducing Nutrient Transport through Drainage Water Recycling

Dr. Richard Cooke, University of Illinois

4:15pm ADJOURN  
5:00 - 6:00pm IFCA Welcome Reception Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
(everyone is welcome!)
Tuesday, January 29th Training & General Sessions, All Sessions at Peoria Civic Center
7:00am - 4:00pm On-site registration open Conference Registration Desk
7:30am Ag Solve Breakfast & Legislative Program  
8:00am Pesticide Training & Testing Field Crop training in the am;
Testing in all categories at 1:00pm
8:30am Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training  
8:30am The Pesticide Regulatory Program in the Era of Dicamba Doug Owens, Illinois Department of Agriculture
9:30am BREAK  
IFCA Annual Meeting Financial Report, IFCA Activities Updates, Scholarships
10:45am Keynote Address: Communicating Science to the Public – A Different Approach Dr. Kevin Folta, University of Florida
11:45am TRADE FLOOR OPENS Lunch Served from 11:45am to 1:30pm
1:00pm Pesticide Training in all categories  
3:45pm Live Auction for Ag-Solve Refreshments Provided!
Wednesday, January 30th Educational Sessions, Rooms 405-408
7:00am - 10:30am On-site registration open Conference Registration Desk

Complimentary breakfast on show floor served from
7:30 - 9:00am

9:00am Trust Misplaced—How Dixon IL Was Bilked of Millions Devon Bruce, Powers, Roger & Smith LLP
10:00am Concrete is Your Friend—Are You Taking Good Care of Your Containment Facilities? Pearson & Trish Dunn, IN Office of State Chemist
10:45am BREAK  
11:00am Update on Ammonia Regulations & Fertilizer Registration Jeff Squibb, Illinois Department of Agriculture
11:30am CDL Licenses – What You Need to Know Kevin Duesterhaus, SOS
12:00pm IFCA Convention Ends