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2022 IFCA Convention Schedule of Events

Convention 2020 - Focusing on our Future
The 2022 IFCA Convention:   After a year off we would like you to join us again in Peoria, Illinois for the 2022 IFCA Convention, where together we will “Navigate into the Future”.  We are offering educational programs on agronomy, safety, business-related issues and required training for pesticide application and anhydrous ammonia certification. IFCA’s trade show is also one of the best in the country, so don’t miss this annual opportunity to acquire educational credits, network within the industry and enjoy the hospitality at the IFCA Convention.
Scroll down the page for the program schedule. 
Questions about registration or the program,
contact Leslie Forest by email or call (309) 827-2774.
January 18th
CCA Session, Room 400 • 8:30 am - 4:45 pm (lunch provided*)
Moderated by Kevin Johnson
This session offers 7 CEU's
7:30am - 3:45pm On-site registration Conference Registration Desk
8:30am Useful Mobile Application, and How to Weed out the Poor Ones Dr. Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State
9:30am Soil Fertility Challenges in 2022 Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois
10:30am BREAK
10:45am Carbon Markets Landscape: Current Outlook & Forecast of Options for Retailers  Dr. Nicholas Goeser, Carbon A List
11:45am LUNCH
12:30pm Using Research to Manage Future Epidemics of Tar Spot on Corn Dr. Damon Smith, UW-Madison
1:30pm What Lies Beneath: Soil P Supply Power and Legacy P Dr. Andrew Margenot, University of Illinois
2:30pm BREAK
2:45pm Group 15 + Group 4 = Group 5??? Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois
3:45pm Evaluating the 4Rs for Crop Yield and Tile Nutrient Loss Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois
4:45pm ADJOURN
January 18th
Regulatory Session, Room 402/403 • 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Moderated by John Rebholz
This session offers 3 CEU's
1:00pm OSHA's Focus for 2022 Brian Bothast, OSHA
2:00pm DOT Requirements & Ag Exemptions George Wyness, Crossroads Consulting
3:00pm BREAK
3:15pm Containment Inspections & Issues Brad Beaver/Nathan Sparks, Illinois Dept of Ag
4:00pm Ammonia Issues, Incidents & Grower Training Jeff Squibb, Illinois Department of Agriculture
4:45pm ADJOURN
5:00 - 6:00pm IFCA Welcome Reception (new location) Peoria Civic Center - Lexus Room
(everyone is welcome!)
January 19th
Training & General Sessions • All Sessions at Peoria Civic Center
7:00am - 5:00pm On-site registration open Conference Registration Desk
Ag Solve Breakfast & Legislative Program
Room 401
Patrick Pfingsten, The Illinoize
Pesticide General Standards Training
Room 402/403
Testing in all categories at 1:00 pm
8:30am Ditching the Crystal Ball: Weather Risk in Production Agriculture for 2022 Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag
Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training
Room 404
John Rebholz and Jason Solberg, IFCA
Shane Pruett, IDA
9:30am BREAK
9:45am IFCA Annual Meeting Financial Report, IFCA Activities Update, Scholarships
10:45am Keynote Address: Sharks Don't Swim Backwards Rob Sharkey, The Shark Farmer
1:00pm Pesticide Testing in All Categories
11:45am TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS Lunch Served from 11:45am - 1:30pm
3:45pm Live Auction for Ag-Solve Refreshments Provided!
January 20th
Trade Show 7:30 – 10:00 am • Educational Sessions in Room 402/403
7:30am TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS Breakfast on show floor served from 7:30 - 9:00am
8:30am Global Fertilizer Outlook Josh Linville, StoneX Group, Inc.
9:30am Outlook on Navigating into the Future
CEO National Association Panel
Corey Rosenbusch, TFI;
Daren Coppock, ARA;
Chris Novak, Crop Life
10:30am BREAK
10:45am Ransom Attack:  Could You be Next? Michael Moore, EFC Systems
11:45am Pesticide Update & Misuse Complaints Brad Beaver, Illinois Dept of Ag