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International Agri-Center Prepares For World Ag Expo®

Tulare, CA – International Agri-Center® to hold its 51st World Ag Expo® farm show on February 13-15, 2018 

The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo® boasts more than 1,500 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on

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2018 Top-10 New Product Winners Announced

Tulare, CA – Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products Competition, sponsored by Bank of America. The winners will be showcased February 13-15, 2018, during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.

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World Ag Expo Schedule of Events

2018 Schedule of Events

 

TUESDAY: 


9:00 A.M.
 
Show Opens

9:15 A.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Opening Ceremonies 

9:30 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Ag Technology: What’s Hot, What’s not, and Why
Speakers: Danny Royer, Bowles Farming Co.; Penelope Nagel, Ag Tech 

10:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer One
Managing the Sun: Solar Asset Management for Ag Operations
Speaker: Jason Smith, CalCom Solar 

10:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer Two
The 21st Century Dairy
Speakers: Paul Anema, Chris Garnier and Gary Genske, Genske Mulder & Company, CPA’s  

10:05 A.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
A Quilt Show
Presenter: Debbie Van Fossen 

10:30 A.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

10:45 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
CV Salts: Long Term Fix To Nitrates In Groundwater Advancing To Adoption
Speaker: Parry Klassen, Executive Director, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition 

11:00 A.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Recycling Ag Plastic Just Got Easier
Speaker: Matt Andros, ANDROS  

11:00 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
An Alternative to Genomic Testing
Speakers: Bill VerBoort and Denise Athy, AgriTech Analytics  

11:00 A.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Chef Larry
Chef: Larry Zachary, Cool Hand Luke’s Steakhouse/Saloon 

11:45 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
My Job Depends on Ag
Speakers: Erik Wilson and Steve Malanca, My Job Depends on Ag 

12:00 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

12:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Do You Have A Fugitive Dust Problem?
Speaker: Silvia Barber, Senior Scientist, Integral Consulting, Inc.  

12:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Profiting from Methane Capture, Credits and Grants
Speaker: N. Ross Buckenham and Neil Black, California Bioenergy LLC 

12:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Chef Tommy
Chef: Tommy Chavez, The Café 

1:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Harvest Maximum Photosynthesis with Cover Crops
Speaker: Jim Boak, Equipment and Crop Technology Specialist, Salford Group  

1:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Component Production: Is Your Herd Efficiency Up to Par?
Speaker: Dr. Shane Holt, Cargill Dairy Focus Consultant, Cargill Animal Nutrition 

1:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Bobby Salazar’s
Chef: Bobby Salazar’s Mexican Food 

1:30 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

1:30 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Financial State of Agriculture
Speakers: Curt Covington, Farmer Mac; Dan Clawson, Farm Credit West; Raquel Leal, Wells Fargo 

2:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Bio-Degradable Mulch Films in Specialty Crops
Speaker: Brad Karst, Organix Solutions 

2:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Dairy Drinking Water Quality
Speaker: Joseph Lyman, DVM, Neogen  

2:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Top of the Hill Jams & Jellies
Presenter: Ruth Wardwell

2:45 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Empowering Women in Ag to Transform through Gratitude: You Feed the World, Now Feed the Soul
Speaker: Arleana Waller, ShePOWER Global 

3:00 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

3:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Changing Financial World
Speaker: Pablo Borquez, ProducePay  

3:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Quality Calf Programs Start with Quality Milk Replacer
Speaker: Dr. Bob James, Down Home Heifer Solutions 

3:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Fashion Show
Presenters: Espi’s Kids and Chelsea Street Boutique 

4:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Clean Water and Cow Comfort – Key to Dairy Profitability
Speaker: Ross Thurston, Livestock Water Recycling, Inc.  

4:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Are You Getting The Most From Your FSA And Rural Development Program?
Speakers: Kim Vann, California Rural Development, Aubrey Bettencourt, USDA Farm Service Agency

5:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Wine Reception
California Women for Agriculture

5:00 P.M.
Show Closes

 

WEDNESDAY: 


7:00 A.M.
 
VIP Event Tent sponsored by Coldwell Solar
Jesus and Generosity
Speaker: David Kieser, Midwest Food Bank

7:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer Three
Coffee Talk
Hosted by: Women in Agriculture for Mentoring and Empowerment 

9:00 A.M. 
Show Opens 

9:30 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer Three
PCA and CCA Laws and Regulations
Federal Legislation Review: Insight on Water, Pesticides and GMO Labeling
Speaker: Richard Gupton, Agricultural Retailers Association  

10:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer One
Agriculture Conservation Easements
Speakers: Daniel O’Connell and Scott Spear and Holly King; Central Valley Partnership, Sequoia Riverlands Trust and Triple Crown Holdings, LP 

10:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer Two
Exploring the Myths and Realities of Exporting 

10:05 A.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Yoga with Lily Hart
Presenter: Lily Hart, Studio Vue 

10:30 A.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

11:00 A.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Speakers: Paul Hendrix, Mark Larsen and Soapy Mulholland, Groundwater Sustainability Agencies  

11:00 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Show Me The Money! Securing Payment for International Sales 

11:00 A.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Chef Karl
Chef: Karl Merten, Café 225 

12:00 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros.

12:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Conscientious Philanthropy and Community Involvement Ag Advocacy
Speaker: Karen Musson, Gar Tootelian, Inc. and Gar & Esther Tootelian Charitable Foundation  

12:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Chef Jeff
Chef: Jeff Riggs, Tulare Adult School Culinary Arts 

1:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose: Succession Strategies
Speaker: Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection

1:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Farm Wisdom: USDA Programs 

1:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Selfies, Social Consciousness & Inclusion What Matters to Millennials, How to Motivate Them and How They Can Master the Workplace
Speaker: Kristi Sproul, AgCareers.com  

1:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Chef Christian
Chef: Christian Raia, West Hills College Culinary Arts 

1:30 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

2:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
ABC’s Of Organic Certification
Speakers: Callie Cooper, Certification Officer, Oregon Tilth and Gwynn Sawyer Ostrom, Review Program Technical Supervisor, OMRI. 

2:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Manufacturing the Future: The Next Era of Global Growth and Innovation

2:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Sourced from History
Presenter: Trevor Lewis, Rawson Wood Co. 

2:15 P.M.
Career Roundtable
Speakers: Doris Mold, Ag Economist & University of Minnesota, Brandi LoForti, InsureCal Insurance Agency, Holly Carter, Carter & Co. Communications, Stacy Whitner, Pecan Grove Farms, Shannon Douglas, CA Farm Bureau, Kirti Mutatkar, United Ag; Tara Smith Anderson, American Petroleum Institute 

2:30 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Faster and More Efficient Ways to Rear High Performance Calves
Speaker: Ben Helm, AB Neo/AHI 

3:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Italian Advanced Agricultural Technology: Innovative Solutions for High Quality Products
Speaker: Marco Acerbi, Director of EIMA 

3:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Southeast Asia Emerges as Global Growth Leader  

3:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Unique Container Gardening with Spring Flowers and Succulents
Presenter: Devon Brown, The Gardens 

4:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
2018 Farm Bill
Speakers: USDA Representative; House Agriculture Committee Representative; Glenda Humiston, Ag & Natural Resources for the UC System; Jenny Lester Moffitt, California Department of Food & Agriculture  

4:30 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Bud-Light After-Hours Party Featuring Craig Campbell 

5:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Evening Networking Reception
Hosted by: Sigma Alpha Sorority

5:00 P.M.
Show Closes

 

THURSDAY:  


6:30 A.M.
 
VIP Tent sponsored by Coldwell Solar
Agricultural Leadership Foundation Breakfast
Speaker: Father Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries 

7:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer Three
Coffee Talk
Hosted by: Women in Agriculture for Mentoring and Empowerment 

9:00 A.M. 
Show Opens 

9:30 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer Three
The Future of American Energy: Workforce Opportunities in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
Speaker: Tara Smith Anderson, American Petroleum Institute 

10:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer One
Ag Tech Disruptive Technologies Saving Costs
Speaker: Reinier van der Lee, Vinduino LLC   

10:00 A.M. 
Seminar Trailer Two
Advances in Irrigation Flow Meter Technology
Speaker: Jon R. Johnston, Irrigation Accessories Co. 

10:05 A.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Bonsai Demonstration
Presenter: Bob Hilvers, Curator of the Clark Bonsai Collection 

10:30 A.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase 
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

10:30 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Transformation through Mobile Drip Irrigation Technology
Speaker: Monty J. Teeter 

10:30 A.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with the Barking Bakery
Chef: Barbara Bennet 

10:45 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
FSMA: Food Safety and Water
Speaker: Priscilla Rodriguez, Western Ag Processors Association 

11:00 A.M.
Seminar Trailer One
What You Need to Know: Antimicrobial Use in CA Livestock
Speaker: Dr. Rosie Busch, Veterinarian Specialist, Antimicrobial Use & Stewardship, California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) 

11:00 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Close Spacing LEPA Applicators Improve Irrigation Efficiency
Speaker: Dan Schueler, Senniger Irrigation 

10:30 A.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Chef Kellie
Chef: Kellie Black, MÂCHE 

11:30 A.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Pulse Irrigation on Almonds: Drop Water Usage While Increasing Yields
Speakers: Guillermo Valenzuela and Mark Yoshimoto, WiseConn Engineering, Inc. 

12:00 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

12:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Get To the Root Cause and Unlock Operational Efficiency
Speaker: Katy Griffin, Sustainable Productivity Solutions 

12:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Water Management Issues and Opportunities: Lessons from Colorado
Speaker: Bethany Reinholtz, GDS Associates, Inc. 

12:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Agroterrorism: Principles of Food Security Planning and Management
Speakers: David Goldenberg, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, Sheldon Fung, WMD Coordinator FBI

12:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with David
Chef: David Vartanian, The Vintage Press 

12:30 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Managing Soil Moisture and Salinity Data via a Cloud-Based Platform
Speaker: Bridget Graf, Spectrum Technologies

1:00 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

1:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Advantages of Real-Time Soil Tension Data for Irrigation Management
Speaker: Ben Smith, Hortau   

1:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
How Are Farmers Adopting Technology Today For Future Profitability Growth
Speaker: Scott Warr, Rain Bird Corporation 

1:00 P.M. 
World Ag Women Pavilion
Cook with Chef Reagan
Chef: Reagan Roach, Harris Ranch

1:30 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Interpreting Soil Moisture Data
Speaker: Brian Bourbonnais, IRROMETER Company, Inc.

1:30 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
AgVocacy: How to Make a Lasting First Impression
Speaker: Kristine Ranger, Knowledge Navigators & Doris Mold, Sunrise Ag Associates

2:00 P.M. 
World Ag Expo® Arena
Equipment Showcase
Facilitated by: Richie Bros. 

2:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer One
Food Safety Management Can Be a Risky Business!
Speaker: Radojka Barycki, Technical Training Manager, SCS Global Services 

2:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Advances in Irrigation Flow Meter Technology
Speaker: Katie Englin, Seametrics  

2:30 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Two
Compact, Efficient and Expandable Title 22 Treatment System for Small Water Systems
Speaker: Peachie Maher Hytowitz, Amiad Water Systems 

3:00 P.M.
Seminar Trailer Three
Cannabis: From Black Market to Mainstream
Speakers: April Crittenden, Envirocann, Bryce Berryessa, California Cannabis Manufacturers Assoc., and Nicole Anderson, Caliva; Ian Rice Vice President at SC Labs

4:00 P.M.
Show Closes

Last Updated Monday, January 09, 2017 - 10:54 AM.