February 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM REGISTRATION Check-in and pick up name badge and event program
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Environmental Programs & Service (EPS) Roundtable Discussion EPS Room - Rooms 316-317 How does one person's cover crops, nutrient management and wetland impact water quality within their watershed? This roundtable will include participation and discussion on watershed activities, how practices interact with each other and how ISA Environmental Programs assist.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM On Farm Network (OFN) Roundtable Discussion OFN Room - Rooms 312-313 “The On-Farm Network represents “Research for farmers conducted by farmers”. In this roundtable, you can discuss with the On-Farm Network team what crop production challenges you face as well as ideas for future research. Please bring your questions and ideas to this session.
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Shaken Not Stirred, Will 2018 Be Bearish? General Session Room - Rooms 302-308 A quick review of what we know overshadowed by an unexpected surprise. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1 Sue Martin
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM Iowa Weather - Elwynn Taylor, ISU General Session Room - Rooms 302-308 That old saying, “if you don’t like the weather in Iowa, stick around, it will change,” could have been written by Elwynn Taylor. The Extension State Climatologist at Iowa State University has been observing, recording, and researching Iowa weather since 1979. He will offer a glimpse into what the future of weather has in store for Iowans. CROP MANAGEMENT CEUs: 1 Dr. Elwynn Taylor
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM NETWORKING SOCIAL - Sponsored by BASF An opportunity to network with farmers, ISA staff, speakers, and exhibitors while selecting food from Carving Stations, a Scrumptious Potato Martini Bar, plus an assortment of delicious desserts, and more.