Far West Agribusiness Conference Winter Conference Set

Idaho meeting runs Jan. 6-8.

Published on: Jan 1, 2014

Far West Agribusiness Association's annual winter meeting is set for the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls on Jan. 6-8, with a kickoff session on label updates by AmVAC Chemical Corp, Arysta LifeSciences, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Gowan, Monsanto, Syngenta and United Phosphorus.

On the agenda are the following:
•Introduction of nutrient-rich crops (safflower, mustard and flax) by Mountain States Oilseeds.
•A day in the life of an aerial applicator by Rod Thomas of Thomas Helicopters, Inc.
•Storage technology by Nora Olsen, University of Idaho potato specialist
•Pesticide compliance trends by Bob Spencer, Idaho Department of Agriculture deputy administrator

Potatoes will figure largely into the winter conference held by Far West Agribusiness Association in Idaho during January.
Potatoes will figure largely into the winter conference held by Far West Agribusiness Association in Idaho during January.
•Bringing innate potatoes to the market by Haven Baker, J.R. Simplot Company plant sciences vice president
•Government affairs update & 2014 ag policy – and beyond, by Michael Dykes, Monsanto government affairs vice president
•Idaho zebra chips saga, by Nora Olsen.
•Improving nutrient efficiency with Terry Tindall, Simplot world agronomist
•A tool for measuring profitability of an investment with Tyler West of Oregon State University
•MAP-21 ag rules and exemptions, Robert Skinner, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
•Sprayer nozzles, Dugan Peterson, TeeJet Technologies
•Tank definitions and requirements, Skinner
•Nitrogen efficiency, Galen Moorso, Simplot
•Climate change in the Pacific Northwest, Kristy Borrelli, Regional Approaches to Climate Change •Project Extension specialist
•Recruitment and retention for business, Michael Smith, AG 1 Source president
•Weeds know not boundaries, neither should you, with Jeffrey Pettingill, weed specialist
•Pesticide containers and containment, Spencer
•Precision management to increase N use in dryland wheat, with David Huggins, USDA-ARS; Tabitha •Brown, Washington State University, and Jake Wavrin, WSU.
•Fertilization in russet Norkota with Greg Blaser, Brigham Young University

The program includes many more topics. To register, go to www.fwaa.org