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Key to CEU abbreviations

CM = crop management
NM = nutrient management
PD = professional development
PM = pest management
SW = soil & water management

Program

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time Room Title
10:00-11:30Mendota Room 1-4Pre-Conference Educational Session - Workforce Development Programs Available to Your Company
10:00-11:30Mendota Room 1-4Talent Recruitment Initiative - Rebecca Deschane, Wis. Economic Development Corp.
Wisconsin Fast Forward Program - Rita Atkinson, Wis. Dept. of Workforce Development
Windows To Work Program - Anna Neal, Wis. Dept. of Corrections
(1.5 PD)
1:00-1:10Mendota Room 1-4Welcome and Introductions - Tom Bresner (WABA) & Matt Ruark (UW Madison)
1:10-1:30Mendota Room 1-4Wisconsin FFA President - Amelia Hayden
1:30-1:45Mendota Room 1-4WABA Awards Presentations
1:45-2:45Mendota Room 1-4Keynote 1: Greg Peterson, Peterson Farm Brothers, Assaria, Kansas
(1.0 PD)
3:00-4:00Mendota Room 1-4Keynote 2: Nick Collins, Former Defensive Back & Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame Member
(1.0 PD)
4:00-4:30Mendota Room 1-4Nick Collins - Meet & Greet, Sign Autographs
4:15-5:00Mendota Room 1-4WABA Annual Membership Meeting
5:00-5:30Mendota Room 1-4WABA Board Meeting to Elect Officers

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time Room Title
8:00-9:00Monona/WingraGIS Basics for Nutrient Management Planners
(1.0 PD)
9:00-11:00Monona/WingraSnapPlus for Everybody - Sue Porter (WI DATCP) and Laura Ward Good (UW Madison) - Must bring a laptop computer with SnapPlus installed. Download the most recent version from https://snapplus.wisc.edu/
(2.0 NM)
11:00-12:00Monona/WingraSnapPlus Technical Roundtable - Laura Ward Good (UW Madison)
(1.0 NM)
8:30-9:20Mendota 1-3Is strip tillage an effective soil management tool for soybean? Derek Potratz (UW Madison)
What is the deal with tillage? - Francisco Arriaga (UW Madison)
(1.0 SW)
8:30-9:20Mendota 42019 Industry Update - Panel: Adam Gaspar (Corteva), Vince Davis (BASF), Nick Tinsley (Bayer)
(1.0 CM)
8:30-9:20Medota 5-8Wisconsin insect survey results 2018 and outlook for 2019 - Kristina Hamilton (Wis. DATCP)
Dissecting True Armyworm management - Bryan Jensen (UW Madison)
(1.0 PM)
8:30-9:20Waubesa/KegonsaDATCP surveillance sampling program - Heather Bartley (Wis. DATCP)
(1.0 PD)
9:30-10:00Mendota 1-3Farming on 20% slopes and in between streams - Joe Bragger & Amber Radatz (UW Discovery Farms)
(0.5 SW)
9:30-10:00
Mendota 4
The king, the queen, and the joker of crop rotations in dairy - Joe Lauer (UW Madison)
(0.5 CM)
9:30-10:00Mendota 5-8When good Bts go bad - Chris DiFonzo (Michigan State Univ.)
(0.5 PM)
9:30-10:00Waubesa/KegonsaElements and commitment to make a safe quality animal food product - Heather Bartley (Wis. DATCP) & Wayne Nighorn (Agres Consulting LLC)
(0.5 PD)
11:00-11:50Mendota 1-3Land management and water quality - Anita Thompson (UW Madison)
Tile drainage principles - John Panuska (UW Madison)
(1.0 SW)
11:00-11:50Mendota 4Soybean - No fake news here! - Shawn Conley (UW Madison)
Estimating the contribution of the soil microbial community to the crop rotation effect - Marian Lund (UW-Madison)
(1.0 CM)
11:00-11:50Mendota 5-8An updated perspective on Western bean cutworm management - Chris DiFonzo (Michigan State Univ.)
An overview of neonicotinoid contaminants in Wisconsin - Russ Groves & Ben Bradford (UW Madison)
(1.0 PM)
11:00-11:50Waubesa/KegonsaSafety data sheets (SDS) for feed compliance - Wayne Nighorn (Agres Consulting LLC)
What an FDA FSMA inspection looks like - Wayne Nighorn (Agres Consulting LL)
(1.0 PD)
1:30-2:20Mendota 1-3Fertilizer market outlook - Chris Short (CHS Hedging)
(1.0 NM)
1:30-2:20Mendota 4Effects of seed treatments on the biology of soybean cyst nematode - Greg Tylka (Iowa State Univ.)
Corn disease challenges of 2018 - What we learned and didn't learn - Damon Smith (UW Madison)
(1.0 PM)
1:30-2:20Mendota 5-8Waterhemp management in established alfalfa - Mark Renz (UW Madison)
Kernel processing score: Determination with SilageSnap - Brian Luck (UW Madison)
(0.5 PM/0.5 CM)
1:30-2:20Waubesa/KogonsaThe anatomy of grain dust explosion and how to avoid it - Bruce McLelland (Fike Corp.)
(1.0 PD)
1:30-2:20Trade Show FloorUnderstanding the growth stages for corn, soybean, and wheat - Lindsay Chamberlain (UW Madison)
(1.0 PM)
2:30-3:00Mendota 1-3Nitrogen fixing corn - Vania Pankiewicz & Jean-Michel Ané (UW Madison)
(0.5 NM)
2:30-3:00Mendota 4Effects of seed treatments on population densities of soybean cyst nematode and soybean yields in Iowa - Greg Tylka (Iowa State Univ.)
(0.5 PM)
2:30-3:00Mendota 5-8Forage harvest logistics modeling update - Brian Luck (UW Madison)
(0.5 CM)
2:30-3:00Waubesa/KegonsaThe anatomy of grain dust explosion and how to avoid it (continued) - Bruce McLelland (Fike Corp.)
(0.5 PD)
2:30-3:00Trade Show FloorUnderstanding the growth stages for corn, soybean, and wheat (continued) - Lindsay Chamberlain (UW Madison)
(0.5 PM)
4:00-4:50Mendota 1-3Nutrient form and fate through manure processing systems - Becky Larson (UW Madison)
How to build soil organic matter - Matt Ruark (UW Madison)
(0.5 NM/0.5 SW)
4:00-4:50Mendota 42018 Wisconsin crop disease survey - Anette Phibbs (Wis. DATCP)
Integrated approaches to white mold management - Damon Smith (UW Madison)
(1.0 PM)
4:00-4:50Mendota 5-8Keys to alfalfa establishment in high yielding silage corn - John Grabber (USDA/ARS)
Non-alfalfa forage legumes for Wisconsin - Heathcliffe Riday (UW Madison)
(1.0 CM)
4:00-4:50Waubesa/KegonsaGrain markets, trade, and tariffs - Where to from here - Dewey Hull (Advance Trading, Bloomington, IL)
(1.0 PD)
4:00-4:50Trade Show FloorRules of the road for spray rigs, fertilizer applicators, etc. - Lt. Michael Klingenberg (Motor Carrier Enforcement Section, Wis. State Patrol)
(1.0 PD)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time Room Title
9:00-9:50Mendota 1Vegetable weed management update - Jed Colquhoun (UW Madison)
Variable rate irrigation for vegetable production - Yi Wang (UW Madison)
(1.0 CM)
9:00-9:50Mendota 2-4Nutrient management update - Panel - Eric Hurley (NRCS), Aaron O'Rourke (Wis. DNR) & Sue Porter (Wis. DATCP)
(1.0 NM)
9:00-9:50Mendota 5-8Herbicide applications: Finding a balance between drift control and efficacy - Thomas Butts (Univ. Arkansas)
Wisconsin waterhemp and dicamba research and stake-holder survey - Rodrigo Werle (UW Madison)
(1.0 PM)
9:00-9:50Waubesa/KegonsaEconomic development tools to support business expansion - Brian Doudna (Wis. Economic Development Assoc.)
(1.0 PD)
10:00-10:50Mendota 1Evaluation of fungicide selection and timing for snap bean disease management - Amanda Gevens (UW Madison)
Fungicides as inadvertent drivers of insecticide resistance - Justin Clements (UW Madison)
(1.0 PM)
10:00-10:50Mendota 2-4Methods of making variable-rate nitrogen recommendations - Brian Arnall (Oklahoma State Univ.)
NUE and potential environmental outcomes associated with N application timing for corn - Carrie Laboski (UW Madison)
(1.0 NM)
10:00-10:50Mendota 5-8Waterhemp and palmer amaranth challenges in Illinois: Status and management considerations - Aaron Hager (Univ. Illinois)
(1.0 PM)
10:00-10:50Waubesa/KegonsaManagers roundtable - What keeps managers awake at night and what we can do about it - Panel - Panel members to be announced
(1.0 PD)
11:00-11:30Mendota 1Field corner flowers: Effects on cucumber bees and pollination - Erin Lowe (UW Madison)
(0.5 PM)
11:00-11:30Mendota 2-4Variable rate phosphorus application: What you need to know - Brian Arnall (Oklahoma State Univ.)
(0.5 NM)
11:00-11:30Mendota 5-8The ins and outs of pulse-width modulation sprayers - Thomas Butts (Univ. Arkansas)
(0.5 PM)
1:30-2:20Mendota 2-4Grain market outlook - Brenda Boetel (UW River Falls)
Agricultural policy update - Paul Mitchell (UW Madison)
(1.0 CM)
2:30-3:20Mendota 2-4A roundtable discussion of Wisconsin hemp and CBD production - Jennifer Heaton-Amrhein (Wis. DATCP) & Steve Tomlins (Turtle Creek Gardens)
(1.0 CM)

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