Delaware Agriculture Week 2010

Monday, January 18 – Saturday, January 23, 2010

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Department of Agriculture are again cooperating to organize a week of agricultural-related events.

The following General Agenda outlines the various meetings and events that are planned and their approximate times. Most will take place at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. The associated trade show will take place in the Dover Building from Tuesday January 19th to Thursday January 21st.

A special Friends of Agriculture Breakfast with Michael Scuse, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services on Friday, January 15 at the Harrington Fire Hall will kick off Ag Week.

The detailed session agendas will be available online by November 25th and the completed program will be mailed out in December. Delaware and Maryland Pesticide Recertification credits, Nutrient Management credits and CCA credits will be offered.

Check the website for updates: http://www.rec.udel.edu/AgWeek/home.htm

Ag Week General Agenda

Monday, January 18
Turf Workshop
State Fairgrounds – 1 to 4 PM

Grain Marketing Strategies
State Fairgrounds – 1 PM to 4 PM

Fruit Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Hay and Pasture Evening Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Tuesday, January 19
Fruit & Vegetable Growers Assn. of Delaware Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds
General Session – 9 AM  to Noon
Fresh Market/Vine Crops – 1:30  to 4:30 PM

Fruit & Vegetable Growers Assn. Banquet
Harrington Fire Hall – 6 PM

Hay and Pasture Day-Time Sessions
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Equine Pasture & Nutrient Management Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Small Ruminant Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Wednesday, January 20
Fruit & Vegetable Growers Assn. of Delaware Annual Meeting
State Fairgrounds
Processing Crops Session – 9 AM to Noon

Direct Marketing Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to Noon

Poultry Nutrient Management
Carvel REC, Georgetown – 9 AM to Noon

Irrigation Management Session
State Fairgrounds – 1:30 to 4:30 PM

Poultry Nutrient Management
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Small Flock Poultry
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Beef Session
State Fairgrounds – 6 to 9 PM

Thursday, January 21
Agronomy/Soybean Sessions
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to 3 PM

Pollination Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM – Noon

Greenhouse IPM Session
State Fairgrounds – 9 AM to Noon

Ag Industry Dinner
Modern Maturity Center

Saturday, January 23
Delaware Organic Growers Association
Paradee Center, Dover – 9 AM to 4 PM

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