Thursday, January 18
|Noon - 1 p.m.||Short Course Registration|
|1 - 6:30 p.m.||Short Course|
Friday, January 19
|8 - 11:30 a.m.||Short Course Continue|
|11 a.m.||Conference registration opens
Exhibit Hall Opens
|12:30 p.m.||Silent Auction opens|
|12:30 - 2 p.m.||Session I Friday Workshops|
|2 - 3 p.m.||1-hour networking break in Exhibit Hall
Support our sponsors!
|3 - 4:30 p.m.||Session II Friday Workshops|
|4:45 p.m.||Practical Farmers Update|
|5:15 p.m.||Sustainable Agriculture
Achievement Award Presentation
|5:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Keynote Address|
|7 - 11 p.m.||PFI Potluck, CPMI Event Center 2321 North Loop Dr., Ames|
Saturday, January 20
4:45 p.m. FRIDAY
7 p.m. FRIDAY | Meet Old Friends and New!
Please bring a side dish and beverages to share. Practical Farmers will provide a main dish, water and tableware. Potluck party Hosts: Ty and Bobbie Gustafson of Story City Locker, and Donna Prizgintas and Lonna Nachtigal of the DonnaLonna Kitchen show.
You may drop off at Scheman when you arrive for the conference, and we will transport it for you! We can keep food hot or cold.
7:30 a.m. SATURDAY
WANTED: SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
CERTIFIED CROP ADVISORS
Are you a certified crop advisor?
Attend Practical Farmers' annual conference to earn up to 15.5 continuing education credits (CEUs) in four categories:
integrated pest management
soil & water management
Note: While there are 19 total CEUs, a few sessions run concurrently.
Pre-Conference Short Course: "Soils: Cultivating a Deeper Understanding" (7.5 CEUs -- 3 in nutrient management; 3 in soil & water management; 1.5 in crop management)
"An Economic Evaluation of Cover Crops in Midwestern Agriculture" (1.5 CEUs in crop management)
"Using Habitat to Increase Beneficial Insects on Fruit and Vegetable Farms" (1.5 CEUs in integrated pest management)
"Carbonomics" (1.5 CEUs in soil & water management)
"Soil Health and Grazing - Can They Coexist?" (1 CEU in soil & water management)
"Using the SmartMix Calculator to Develop Good Cover Crop Mixes" (1 CEU in crop management)
"Learning From On-Farm Research: Field Crops" (1 CEU in crop management)
"Off-Target Movement: Can Herbicides Be Kept in Place?" (1 CEU in integrated pest management)
"Using Tea Bags to Assess Soil: A Low-Cost Approach?" (1 CEU in nutrient management)
"Learning From On-Farm Research: Livestock" (1 CEU in crop management)
Soil Health: Continuous Testing, Continual Learning" (1 CEU in nutrient management)