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2017 Convention Schedule

2017 IFCA Convention Schedule of Events - All Events at Peoria Civic Center
Tuesday, January 17 NREC & CCA Session, Room 400:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch provided)*
Moderated by Dr. Bob Hoeft and Jean Payne; 6 CEU applied for (NM, SWM, CM)
  9:00am Weed Management:  Lessons Learned in Missouri and Management Approaches 
               (Dr. Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri)
  9:50      Managing Resistance:  Successfully Staying Ahead Using our Heads (Dr. Aaron Hager, UI)
10:20      Break
10:30      Grain P & K Content and Nitrogen on Corn (Dr. Emerson Nafziger, UI)
11:30      Managing Phosphorus 4R Crop and the Environment (Dr. Tom Bruulsema, IPNI)
12:15      Lunch
  1:00pm Timing of Nitrogen Application on Water Quality (Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, ISU)
  1:50      Nutrient Management in Tile Drained Fields: Results from 2016 Projects (Lowell Gentry, UI)
  2:35      Break
  2:50      Update on NREC and Strategic Plan (Julie Armstrong, NREC Executive Director)
  3:10      Keep it 4R Crop Update:  Partnering with Water Supply Officials, Lessons Learned in
               On-Farm Research and an Update on Meeting the Goals of Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
(Jean Payne and Dan Schaefer, IFCA)
   4:00     Adjourn
Tuesday, January 17 Regulatory Workshop – 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Room 401 (snacks provided)
   1:30      Illinois Ammonia Facility RegulationsOverview of the Requirements,
                Compliance Recommendations and Troubleshooting
                (John Rebholz, Asmark Institute; John Zook & Shane Pruitt, IDA)
   2:15      Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards:  Program Overview & Facility Registration Process
                (Department of Homeland Security Representative)
   3:00      Update on Risk Management Plan and Process Safety Management 
                (Allen Summers, Asmark Institute)
5:00 – 6:00 pm    IFCA Welcome Reception, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette (everyone is welcome!)
Wednesday, January 18 – All Sessions at Peoria Civic Center
  7:30 am Poliy Outlook Breakfast 
  8:00       Pesticide Applicator Training & Testing (testing in all categories at 1:00 pm)
  8:00       Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training by IDA and IFCA
  8:45       The Trump Administration: What Rules Impacting Agriculture Might Be Revisited?
                 (Gary Baise, Ag Retailers Association)
10:00       Break         
10:15       Keynote Address:  One Step at a Time (Josh Bleill, Iraq War Veteran & Indy Colts Spokesperson)
11:15       IFCA Annual Meeting (Board Election, Financial Report, Industry Update, Scholarships)
11:45       TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS – Lunch Served from 11:45 to 1:30
3:45 pm   IFCA Hospitality:  Refreshments and Live Auction for Ag-Solve
Thursday, January 19 - All Sessions at Peoria Civic Center  
7:30 am  Trade Show Opens; Complimentary breakfast on show floor served from 7:30 – 9:00 am
9:15        Managing Weeds Under a Microscope:  Using Herbicides Effectively & Responsibly
               (Dr. Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas)
10:15       Best Management Practices for New Herbicide Uses in Illinois (Gary Schmitz, BASF)
10:45       Break
11:00       Driftwatch & BeeCheck: New Tools to Protect Specialty Crops & Pollinators
                (Stephanie Reganon, Fieldwatch)
11:30       Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Investigation Procedures & Misuse Process; Worker
                Protection Standards and How They Apply to Ag Retailers
(Warren Goetsch, IDA)
  Noon    Adjourn