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2018 IFCA Convention Schedule of Events

The 2018 IFCA Convention is focused on providing you with information to make positive decisions for your business. Anyone who applies Dicamba to soybeans in 2018 must have training, and we will offer a training program on all three days of our convention. So, while you are there getting your CCA credits, getting your pesticide license renewed or taking part in the educational sessions, the training is conveniently available to you on each day; you can leave Peoria with that requirement fulfilled far ahead of the 2018 application season.
Scroll down the page for the general program layout and times. 
Questions about registration or the program,
contact Leslie Forest by email or call (309) 827-2774.
Tuesday, January 16th NREC & CCA Session, Room 400 • 8:30 am - 4:45 pm (lunch provided*)
Moderated by Jean Payne and Dan Schaefer; CEUs applied for NM, SWM, CM, IPM
7:30am - 3:45pm On-site registration Conference Registration Desk
8:30am Corn, Soybeans, Cover Crops and Tile Drainage: Results from 2017 Research

Lowell Gentry, University of Illinois
(1 CEU SW)

9:20am Understanding the Impact of Cover Crops on the Fate of N at Multiple Scales 

Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, Purdue University
(1 CEU SW)

10:15am BREAK Exhibit Hall
10:30am Moving Through the Nitrogen Jungle: Form, Timing & Additives

Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois
(1 CEU NM)

11:30am NREC: The First 5 Years and the Future

Jean Payne, State Treasurer Mike Frerichs, Jack Darin & Cindy Skrukrud, Sierra Club
(.5 CEU PD)

12:00pm LUNCH Enjoy Cake & Ice Cream for Dessert to Celebrate NREC's 5 Year Anniversary
12:50pm Air Temperature Inversions: Causes, Characteristics & Effects on Pesticide Drift

Andrew Thostenson, North Dakota State University

1:40pm Staying On Target: Nozzles, PSI, Spray Volume, Speed & Boom Height

Dr. Robert Wolf

2:30pm Tools to Assist with Pesticide Application Decisions and Reporting 4R Metrics

Jason Little & Paul Miller, Agrible
(.5 CEU CM)

3:00pm BREAK Exhibit Hall
Dicamba Label Training: Required for All Applicators in 2018 and Recommended for Everyone in the Industry

Vince Davis & Jared Roskamp, BASF
(1.5 CEU IPM)

4:45pm ADJOURN  
Tuesday, January 16th Regulatory Workshop, Room 401 • 1:30 - 3:45 pm, (refreshments provided)
1:30pm Fuel Trailers & Farm Vehicles-What Are the Highway Rules? Master Sergeant Todd Armstrong, Illinois State Police
2:00pm Changes in the Tier 2 Chemical Inventory Reports Lori Canterbury, IEMA
2:30pm Ammonia Facilities -Changes in CFATS and RMP Programs Scott Fixmer & Chad Finin, OHS and Dustin Warder, Asmark Institute
3:15pm Fertilizer Registration Requirements & Ammonia Rules Update Jeff Squibb, IDA
5:00 - 6:00pm IFCA Welcome Reception, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, January 17th Training & General Sessions, All Sessions at Peoria Civic Center
7:00am - 4:00pm On-site registration open Conference Registration Desk
7:15am Ag Solve Breakfast & Legislative Program  
8:00am Pesticide Applicator Training & Testing Testing in all categories at 1 :00 pm; Dicamba Training Offered from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
8:00am Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training by IDA and IFCA  
8:30am How Dicamba May Impact Your Insurance Jason Berkland, Underwriting Director of Commercial Insurance, Nationwide Insurance
9:30am BREAK  
IFCA Annual Meeting Financial Report, IFCA Activities Updates, Scholarships
10:30am Keynote Address: The Good Life Rules Bryan Dodge
11:45am TRADE FLOOR OPENS Lunch Served from 11:45am to 1:30pm
3:45pm Live Auction for Ag-Solve Refreshments Provided!
Thursday, January 18th Educational Sessions, Rooms 405-408
7:00am - 10:30am On-site registration open Conference Registration Desk
7:30am TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPENS Complimentary breakfast on show floor served from 7:30 - 9:00 am
9:00am Pesticide Misuse in 2017: An Update from IDA Doug Owens, IL Dept of Ag
9:30am Managing and Making the Most of Drift Reduction Agents Dr. Bryan Young, Purdue
10:15am BREAK  
10:30am Equipment & Facility Hygiene in the Age of Dicamba Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue
11:15am Controlling Contamination: What Happened in 2017 Dr. Vince Davis, BASF
12:00pm Dicamba Training Session Please Pre-Register (lunch included); training from 12:30 - 2:00 pm