39th Annual Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference & Trade Show

MONTE VISTA — From February 2-4, 2021 the Ski Hi Park McMullen Building will be hosting the 39th Annual Southern Rocky Mountain Agricultural Conference & Trade Show.

Feel Free to visit the Trade show from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the McMullen Building at Ski Hi Park Tuesday & Wednesday. Registration will be held thru Paypal payment only.

If Paying with a Credit Card go to https://www.coloradopotato.org/ agconference/. You will then be directed to a secure Pay Pal registration payment option. Be sure you list your spouse and pay for her/him if she/he is planning on attending.

For registration questions, contact Maxine Lujan at 719-852-7381 or [email protected] Trade Show: Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce 719-852-2731

Cost is $60 per person for all 3 days or $30 per day.

Registrants will receive the zoom link for each day the afternoon before each day

For Certified Crop Advisors (CCA): (being researched) for information contact Marvin Reynolds at [email protected]

For Commercial Applicators (CEC) Credit: none available this year.

Below is the schedule of events for each day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

8:00 am Welcome

8:05 am The Role of Calcium in Crop Stress Mitigation, Jimmy Ridgway, Regional Sales Manager, Yara International, ID, Monte Vista Chamber Diamond Sponsor

8:15 am  Kubota/Powder River Ag Equipment, Monte Vista Cooperative, Diamond Sponsor

8:25 am Potato Certification: Winter Test Update, Dr. Andrew Houser, Manager, Colorado Potato Certification Service, CSU/SLVRC, Center, CO

9:25 am National Potato Council 2020 Results and 2021 Priorities, Kam Quarles, CEO, Washington, D.C. and Mike Wenkel, COO; National Potato Council

9:55 am Soil Potato Health—Colorado and Beyond, Dr. Jane Stewart, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Biology, CSU and Dr. Courtney Jahns, Professor, Agricultural Biology, CSU

10:40 am President’s Update - Colorado State University, Joyce McConnell, President, Colorado State University

11:10 am Potatoes USA, John Toaspern, Chief Marketing Officer, Potatoes, USA

11:40 am Developing Genome Editing for Colorado Potato Breeding, Dr. Stephen Pearce, Assistant Professor, Soil & Crop Sciences, CSU

12:30 pm Fresh Potato Market Update, Mark Klompien, President/CEO, United Potato Growers of America

Wednesday, February 3, 2020

8:00 am  Welcome

8:05 am Bayer Crop Sciences. Monte Vista Chamber Diamond Sponsor

8:15 am CPAC Update, Jim Ehrlich, Executive Director, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee

8:25 am Challenges in Agriculture, Working with Corporations and Other Topics, Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences, CSU

9:25 am Causes of Farm Labor Shortages, Dr. Roland Fusami, Vice President and Senior Analyst, Rabo Bank

10:25 am Update on PVY Biology and Management, Dr. Amy Charkowski, Professor and Department Head, Department of Bio-agricultural Sciences and Pest Management, CSU

11:10 am Pea Aphids Correlated with Early Season Potato Virus Y Spread, Tess Christensen, Agro Engineering and Jacob Pitt, PhD Student, CSU

11:50 am Colorado Tuber Quality Project, Dr. Sastry Jayanty, Extension Specialist – Postharvest Physiologist (50%) College of Agricultural Sciences Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

12:10 pm CSU Activities in the SLV to Support Community Economic Development: Opportunities To Engage, Dr. Becca Jablonski, Assistant Professor and Dawn Thilmany, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, CSU

Thursday, February 4, 2021

8:00 am Welcome

8:05 am Agri-Store Up-date, Mike Lamoreaux, Business Development, Agri-Store, Monte Vista Chamber Diamond Sponsor

8:15 am  Wenta-Nip, Monte Vista Chamber Diamond Sponsor

8:25 am Community Food Insights with COVID 19, Dr. Becca Jablonski, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, CSU

9:50 am Water Subdistrict Update, Marisa Fricke, Program Manager, Amber Pacheco, Program Manager, Chris Ivers, Program Manager, Cleave Simpson, General Manager, Rio Grande Water Conservation District

10:25 am Colorado Water Plan and the San Luis Valley, Mr. Craig Cotton, Staff Engineer/Water Engineer, Colorado Division of Water Resources, Alamosa Division 3

11:25 am  Water Export Update, Heather Dutton, Manager, SLV Water Conservancy District

Livestock Programs (virtual)

11:15 am  Grazing Croplands, Dr. Joe Brummer, Associate Professor,Forage Specialist, Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU; Dr. Meagan Schipanski, Associate Professor, CSU

11:55 am  Causes of Reduced Reproduction Rates in Beef Cattle, Dr. Ryan Rhoades, Associate Professor, Extension Beef Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences; and Dr. Franklin Garry, Professor, Extension Specialist/Veterinarian, Collee of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, CSU

1:00 pm  Calving School, Dr. Kayla Bentley, Veterinarian, Alpine Vet (an in person event planned at McMullen Building/Ski Hi Park)

Private Pesticide Applicator 7-Core Credit Continuing Education Classes

Classes will be scheduled on Monday, February 1, 2021 and Friday, February 5, 2021 on the following schedule:

Monday, February 1, 2021

1:00-1:30 Laws and Regulations Part 1

1:35-2:05 Pesticides and Families

2:10-2:40 Environmental Protection

2:45-3:15 Applicator Safety

Friday, February 5, 2021

1:00-1:30 Use of Pesticides

1:35-2:05 Public Safety

2:10-2:40 Laws and Regulation Part 2