2017 MABA-MGEA Convention, Great Falls MT


2017 MABA-MGEA Convention and Pesticide Workshop

Best Western Heritage Inn – Great Falls, Montana
January 25 – January 27, 2017

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Tuesday, January 24th

1:00 Trade Show Set Up Begins in Convention Area at BW Heritage Inn
Registration Desk Open until 5 p.m. by Lobby Entrance to Trade Show
4:30 MABA Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, January 25th

7:15 Registration Desk Open
7:30 Rolls, Coffee and Juice in Trade Show
Pesticide Recertification Agronomic Workshop American-Britain-Canadian Rooms
8:00 Product Update, Joel Farkell, Centrol Crop Consulting
8:30 Label is Law (residue tolerance, max res level – what are they and why are they important) – Cecil Tharp, MSU
9:30 Pea Leaf Weevil, Mites – Kevin Wanner, MSU Extension

10:00 Break in Trade Show
10:30 Seed Treatments of Plant Disease Management – Mary Burrows, Pathology Specialist, MSU
11:00 Worker Protection Standard Update – Jolene Warnke-Roszel, MT Dept of Ag

12:00 BUFFET LUNCH in Trade Show

Joint Session, American-Britain-Canadian Rooms

1:00 With Vision There Is Hope – Brucet, Environomics

MABA Session, Canadian Room

Grain Session, Montana/Alberta Rooms
2:00 Control of Birds Around Grain Bins – Steve Vantassel, Vertebrate Pest Specialist, MT Dept of Ag.

Professional Development Sessions, Lewis & Clark Rooms
3:00 Smart Speaking on GMO’s – Jane DeMarchi – American Seed Trade Association

Afternoon and Evening:
4:00 Trade Show with two rifles to be auctioned before 5:30 p.m. Beer hosted by MillerCoors and Helena Chemical
5:30 Young Professionals Social and Certified Crop Advisor Meet and Greet Lewis and Clark Rooms
7:00 Evening on Your Own


Thursday, January 26th

6:30 Prayer Breakfast – Willow Creek Restaurant
7:30 Registration Desk Open by Lobby Entrance to Trade Show Rolls, Coffee and Juice in Trade Show

Agronomy Sessions, American-Britain Rooms
8:00 Insects on Pulse and Oilseed – Hector Carcumo, Lethbridge (Invited)
9:00 Soil Fertility for Pulse Crops – Alan Blaylock, Agrium
10:00 Break in Trade Show
10:30 Management of Field Crop Diseases: Past, Present, and Future – Bruce Gossen

Grain Sessions, Montana/Alberta Rooms
8:00 Pulse Grading, Greg Stordahl, MT State Grain Lab
8:30 Treated Seed Storage and Pesticide Storage – Dave Weaver/Cecil Tharp, MSU
9:30 Phosphine Fumigant Use in Stored Commodities – Tim Larson, Degesch

10:30 MGEA Annual Meeting – Montana/Alberta Rooms



Joint Session, American-Britain-Canadian Rooms
1:00 CDL issues that affect Ag Business in MT, Jeff Steeger, MCSAP Manager, MT DOT

Agronomy Sessions, American-Britain Rooms
2:00 811 – Call Before You Dig (or Probe), Clint Kalfell, State Coordinator, 811

2:30 Ice Cream Break in Trade Show

3:00 Saline Seep Management – MT Salinity Control Association

Grain Sessions, Montana/Alberta Rooms
1:30 Montana Rail Link – Jim Lewis, MRL
2:30 Ice Cream Break in Trade Show
3:00 BNSF Update – eBiz, John Miller/eBiz rep

Evening Event—American-Britain-Canadian
5:00 Doors Open – Silent Auction Items and Social — Beer hosted by Busch Ag
5:30 Banquet Begins – Silent Auction Throughout – Wine/Microbrew Station hosted by Syngenta
7:00 Live Auction of Major Items –Willie Krueger


Friday, January 27th

Agronomy Sessions, American-Britain
8:00 Imposing Abiotic Stresses on Plants and What it Means to Improve Irrigation Practices – Jessica Torrion
9:00 Plants and Pesticides Potentially Poisonous to Animals – Patricia Talcott
10:00 Cover Crop and Soil Health – Clain Jones, MSU
11:00 Manure Management – Tommy Bass, MSU
12:00 Convention Concludes

Board Meetings, Montana-Alberta
9:00 Montana Grain Elevator Association
11:00 Montana Agricultural Business Association
12:00 MABA-MGEA Joint Board Meeting Evaluating Convention

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