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Business Of Agrculture: ASCA’s Farm Fest 2010 Sept 14
The Abbotsford Soil Conservation Association (ASCA) presents Farm Fest 2010: a one-day workshop on climate change and nutrient management. Farm Fest 2010 presents widely respected keynote speakers from throughout Western North America.
Climate Change and
- whole-farm nutrient management,
- soil conservation and sustainability,
- greenhouse gas mitigation,
- and moreÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Technological advancements, such as software that calculates whole-farm greenhouse gas emissions and forecasts changes in those emissions with adoption of various farm management practices, will be featured throughout the day.
Location: Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, 34345 Vye Road, Abbotsford.
Farm Fest 2010 Tentative Agenda
Download a printable version (PDF).
9:15-9:45 registration and coffee/breakfast snacks
9:45-10:00 Kim Ross – introductions
10:00-10:30 Craig Cogger, Ph.D. – Scientist/Extension Specialist
Washington State University
10:30-11:00 Dan Sullivan, Ph.D. – Associate Professor
Oregon State University
11:10-11:40 Orlando Schmidt, M.Sc. and David Poon
Environmental Soil and Nutrient Management Specialists
BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
11:40-12:10 Nichole Embertson, Ph.D.
Agricultural Air Quality and Environmental Management Specialist
Whatcom Conservation District
12:10-1:00 lunch break – visit displays/booths
1:00 – 1:30 Chad Kruger, M.Sc. – Interim Director for the
Washington State University Center for Sustaining
Agriculture & Natural Resources
1:30-2:00 Tom Forge, Ph.D. – Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agassiz
2:10 – 2:40 Scott Smith, M.Sc. – Soil Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland
2:40-3:10 Guest Speaker from AGCO
Tier 4 Engine Emissions Compliance:
Implications and Solutions
3:10-3:30 panel discussion/wrap up
ASCA is pleased to present a special guest appearance by an AGCO representative discussing:
- Tier 4 Engine Emissions Compliance: Implications and Solutions Scheduled for 2010/2011 the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set emission standards for diesel engines used in most agricultural, construction, and industrial equipment.
Some of the days lectures will apply for:
- Pesticide Credits and
- Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits
Please note only those producers/growers who are registered in the Lower Mainland Horticulture Improvement Association (LMHIA) Pesticide Re-Certification Program will be eligible for credits. For more information about the (LMHIA) Pesticide Re-Certification Program, please click on this attached FAQ sheet about the program.
For more information on the CCA credits, click here.
For More Information Simply The Abbotsford Soil Conservation AssociationClick Here.