EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — On November 8 and 9, 2017, agribusiness leaders, farmers, crop consultants and researchers will meet to discuss pesticide resistance, Pesticide Reporting Law, Dicamba, notification requirements, corporate mega-mergers, GMO-Free Certification, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program, and much, much more.
For two days, the New York State Agribusiness Association (NYSABA) and Cornell University will bring together decision makers from across the Northeast for an in-depth look at the agronomy, politics, markets and regulations that are shaping New York agriculture. DEC applicator points and Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available.
The Cornell Field Crop Dealer Meeting and NYSABA Annual Meeting take place November 8 and 9 at the DoubleTree Hotel, East Syracuse.
Agronomy and Regulations Day
The Cornell Field Crop Dealer Meeting kicks off November 8 with 9 am registration. Six total Certified Crop Adviser Credits will be offered and 2.5 DEC Applicator Credits in category 10, 1a, and 21 with another credit in CORE.
The NYS DEC will be on-hand to advise on the most common violations for 2017, discuss the Pesticide Reporting Law, and address notification issues.
Cornell’s best will discuss crop diseases, resistant weed control, Dicamba and their field crop variety trial results.
That afternoon, Mathew Willman of the Cornell Plant Transformation Facility, will speak about Plant Transformation and Genome Editing, technologies that are shaping the advancement of agronomy on a global scale. If you want to learn more about Genetic Modification and Genetic Editing, you won’t want to miss this talk.
November 8, 2017
9:00 am Registration Opens
10:00 am Diseases on the Crop Management Radar- Soybean Cyst Nematode and more- Gary Bergstrom- Cornell
11:00 am Pesticide Report Law, Notification and More– NYS DEC Bureau of Pesticides Annual Report- Anthony Lamanno, Scott Menrath- NYS DEC
1:00 PM Resistant Weed Control- Toni DiTommaso- Cornell
2:00 PM Protectant Review 2017- Dicamba Year 1 and more- Mike Hunter- Cornell Cooperative Extension
2:30 PM Field Crop Variety Trials- Joe Lawrence- ProDairy
3:00 PM Field Crop Variety Trials- David Benscher- Cornell
3:30 PM View From the Field Summary- Field Notes From 2017—Mike Stanyard- Cornell Cooperative Extension
4:00 PM Plant Transformation and Genome Editing at Cornell’s Plant Transformation Facility- Mathew Willman- Director of the Cornell Plant Transformation Facility
Politics and Markets Day
November 9, The NYSABA Annual Meeting jumps into the politics and markets that are shaping agriculture. 6.5 CCA credits will be available.
A panel discussion featuring Eric Sfiligoj of Croplife Magazine, Chris Laughton of Farm Credit East, and Kyle Liske of Ag Retailers Association, will examine the merger trend among multi-national corporations, what is causing the trend and what it can mean for New York agriculture.
Later in the afternoon, Crystina Brooks of DuMond Farms will discuss GMO-Free labeling. She’ll include the latest standards released in September and the advantages and challenges of trying to ride the market action for dealers, cooperatives and farmers.
November 9, 20176
8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 am NYSABA Presidents’ Report-
2017 President John Ivison
2018 President John Uveges
9:30 am NYSABA Financial Report- Shawn Beam- Treasurer
9:45 am NYSABA Legislative Report- Barbara Ahern- NYSABA State Lobbyist
10:30 am Panel Discussion-
Merger Mania- Cause and Effect-
Kyle Liske- Ag Retailers Association
Chris Laughton- Farm Credit East
Eric Sfiligoj- Croplife Magazine Editor
1:00 pm Advocacy 2018- Growing Our Voice in Washington-
Clark Mica- The Fertilizer Institute
1:30 pm GMO Free Certified- Chasing the Market- Crystina Brooks, DuMond Farms
2:30 pm Ag Economic Outlook-
Chris Laughton- Farm Credit East
3:30 pm The NYSABA 4R Committee-
Committee Chair Dale Bartholomew
Sally Flis, TFI
For full meeting information, visit www.nysaba.com
–New York State Agribusiness Association
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