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IAC Prepares for 49th Annual World Ag Expo

International Agri-Center Prepares For 49th Annual World Ag Expo

 

Tulare, Calif. - World Ag Expo will kick off its 49th annual show on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in Tulare, California. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, and the playing

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Seminars

2016 Seminars Schedule:

The seminar trailers are now located on the southeast border of the grounds near Gate 16.

Click here for a complete list of seminars with descriptions and trailer numbers.

Tuesday, February 9
9:30 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Fodder - Animal Nutrition is No Longer Cut and Dried
Speaker: Curt Chittock, Simply Country, Inc.

9:30 a.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Actual ET Measurements for Monitoring Water Stress and Simplifying Irrigation
Speaker: Tom Shapland, Tule

9:30 a.m.
Education Seminar
Preserving America's Most Precious Asset: The Family Farm
Speaker: David Specht, Advising Generations LLC.

10:30 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Benefits and Limitations of Bunker Silos, and Silage Management to Avoid DM Losses
Speaker: PhD. Brian Holmes, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

10:30 a.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Soil Moisture Research for Enhanced Irrigation Management
Speaker: Will MacHugh, iFarm

11:00 a.m.
Education Seminar
What Every Farmer Needs to Know about Lawsuit Protection, Tax Reduction, and Estate Planning
Speaker: Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection 

11:30 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Timely Diagnosis of Ketosis and Other Metabolic Diseases in Dairy Cows
Speaker: Aurora Villarroel, Afimilk Ltd.

11:30 a.m.
Irrigation Seminar
pH Modification in Irrigation Water
Speaker: Jim Gregory, Verdegaal Brothers, Inc.

12:30 p.m.
Apiology Seminar
MiteNot: Combating Colony Collapse Disorder by Treating Varroa Destructor Mites
Speaker: Will MacHugh, iFarm

1:30 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
Integrated Solutions and Dairy Automation Trends Over the Next 15 Years
Speaker: Mark Futcher, DeLaval Inc.

1:30 p.m.
Education Seminar
USDA National Appeals Division, “Face to Face Fairness”
Speaker: Steve Silverman, NAD Director, & Michael Buchanan

2:30 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
Removal of Phosphorus from Manure with Decanter Centrifuge
Speaker: Joshua J. Gable, Centrisys

2:30 p.m.
General Ag Seminar
Technology Transfer and the USDA Ag Research Service
Speaker: Mojdeh Bahar, USDA ARS Office of Technology Transfer

3:30 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
How California Dairies Can Rise to the Call of the Water Crisis
& The Future of Manure Management
Speaker: Ross Thurston, Livestock Water Recycling

3:30 p.m.
General Ag Seminar
Grower Opportunities and Investment in the Rise of AgTech
Speaker: Aaron Mageheim, AgTech Insight


Wednesday, February 10
9:30 a.m.
Women in Ag Seminar
Women in Agriculture (Career Focus)

Hosted by Women in Ag for Mentoring and Empowerment (WAME)

10:00 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Maximizing the Value of Genetics in the Genomic Era
Speaker: Kevin Jorgenson, All West Select Sires

10:00 a.m.
International Seminar
Compete, Win, and Expand Your Business

10:30 a.m.
Women in Ag Seminar
Reaching a New Level of Consumer Understanding
Speaker: Sabrina Hill, AgNet West

11:00 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Full Throttle Genetic Improvement
Speaker: Paul Loney, TransOva Genetics

11:00 a.m.
International Seminar
The State of Global Business Opportunities:  International Trade and World Markets


11:30 a.m.
Women in Ag Networking Lunch with ‘My Job Depends on Ag’
Hosted by WAME

12:00 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
Genetics and RePro at RuAnn & Maddox Dairies: Achieving Goals
Speaker: Pat Maddox, Ruann & Maddox Dairies

1:00 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
The Impact of Genomics on Reproduction and Other Low Heritability Traits
Speaker: Dr. Ralph Bruno, Zoetis

1:00 p.m.
International Seminar
Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs Should Be Watching and How to Approach Them


2:00 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
Tools for Building Tomorrow’s Super Cow
Speaker: Lindsey Worden, Holstein Association USA

2:00 p.m.
International Seminar
Show Me the Money! Unraveling the Mysteries of Trade Finance

2:00 p.m.
Women in Ag Seminar
The Future of Ag
Hosted by WAME


Thursday, February 11
9:30 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Evaluation of a Biofilter Treating a San Joaquin Valley Dairy’s Lagoon Water
Speaker: Mai Ann Healy, BioFiltro USA, Inc. & Joe Mullinax, Denele Analytical, Inc.

9:30 a.m.
Women in Ag Seminar
Students: Why You Need a Mentor and How to Find One
Hosted by WAME

10:00 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Using Composting to Manage Manure and Improve the Bottom Line
Speaker: Ryan Flaherty, Sustainable Conservation

10:00 a.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Agriculture Activities of the Irrigation Association
Speaker: John Farner, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

10:30 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Drip Irrigation of Dairy Forage Crops Utilizing Dairy Effluent
Speaker: Dennis Hannaford & Todd Rinkenberger, Netafim USE

10:30 a.m.
Irrigation Seminar
AirJection Irrigation Increasing Yields and Water Use Efficiency
Speaker: John Petrosso, Mazzei Injector Company

10:30 a.m.
Women in Ag Seminar
Students: Types of Agriculture Careers
Hosted by WAME

11:00 a.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Innovations in Sprinkler Packages for Mechanical Move Irrigation Systems
Speaker: Dan Schueler, Senninger Irrigation

11:10 a.m.
Dairy Seminar
Seen and Unseen Benefits of Strip-Till in California Dairy Forage Programs
Speaker: Mike Peterson, ANP, Inc.

11:30 a.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Increasing Demand Response Participation Rates in Agricultural Customers:
Reducing Crop Irrigation-Related Risks During DR Events
Speaker: George McFadden, Observant

11:30 a.m. 
Women in Ag Mentor Lunch
Hosted by WAME

12:00 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
The Role of On-Farm Groundwater Recharge in Achieving a Sustainable Water Future for California
Sponsored Lunch by the Almond Board of California
Speakers: Bob Curtis, Almond Board of CA, Don Cameron, Terranova Ranch, & Daniel

12:00 p.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Flow Control Emitters – Optimizing Both Flexibility and Uniformity
Speaker: Inge Bisconer, Toro Micro-Irrigation

12:30 p.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Reversing Yield Loss Through Restoration of Irrigation Efficiency
Speaker: Kiah Tiftick, Meras Engineering
Hosted by Irrigation Association & Center for Irrigation Technology

1:00 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
Financial Incentives for Agricultural Irrigation Systems in California
Speakers: Amrith Gunasekara, PhD., and Carolyn Cook, CDFA, & Crystal Myers and Sarah

1:00 p.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Understanding Soil Moisture Sensor Data
Speaker: Diganta Adhikari, Irrometer

1:20 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
NRCS Conservation Programs to Assist Animal Feeding Operations Address Water Quality Issues
Speaker: Brook Gale, NRCS-California State Nutrient Management

1:30 p.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Utilizing Soil Moisture Monitoring to Schedule Irrigation
Speaker: Christopher Sullivan, Jain Irrigation

2:00 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
Precision Irrigation & Conservation Agriculture
Speaker: Jeff Mitchell, UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences

2:00 p.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Use of a Cloud-Based Data Management Utility with a Portable Soil Moisture Probe
Speaker: Doug Kieffer, Spectrum Technologies

2:00 p.m. 
Women in Ag Seminar
Effective Lobbying for Agriculture
Hosted by WAME

2:30 p.m.
Irrigation Seminar
Keys to Constructing Efficient Ground Water Production Wells
Speaker: Kevin McGillicuddy, Roscoe Moss Company

2:40 p.m.
Dairy Seminar
Seen and Unseen Benefits of Strip-Till in California Dairy Forage Programs
Speaker: Mike Peterson, ANP, Inc.


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