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2017 OVMA Annual Conference
October 10-12, 2017

​OVMA is no longer offering reimbursements for canceled registrations as of October 1,
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Oregon Vegetation Management Association
2017 Annual Conference Agenda

Seaside Convention Center - October 10 - 12, 2017
Helping to Keep Oregon Beautiful


    MONDAY, OCTOBER 9th
        1:00                                    OVMA Golf Classic - LOCATION - TBD

                                                       For details contact: Matt Wenick at 541-410-6996
                                                       Grant SWCD
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th
        10:00                                  County Weed Association Meeting

        Session Moderator:           Don Farrrar, Gilliam County Weed Control
        1:00 - 1:10                         Welcome and Board of Director Introduction
                                                    Shannon Brubaker, OVMA Project Manager
        1:10 – 2:00                        Risk Assessments and Pesticides
                                                   Jeff Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular                           
                                                   Toxicology, Oregon State University

        2:00 –2:15                         Alligare - Product Update
                                                   Matt Zoost, Alligare
        2:15 - 3:15                        Pollinator Protection and Herbicides
                                                   Rick Johnstone, IVM Partners
        3:15 - 3:45                        Break
        Session Moderator:          Don Farrrar, Gilliam County Weed Control
                                                   Door prize giveaway
        3:45 – 4:00                       Dow Agrosciences - Product Update
                                                   Bob Stewart, Dow AgroSciences
        4:00 – 5:00                       Best of the Best Pesticide Safety Tips From the Field
                                                   Fred Whitford, Purdue University
        5:15                                   Adjourn – Oregon Vegetation Management Appreciation
                                                                             Social and Networking Event.
                                                           Join us to say thanks to our members for being a part of

                                                                            Helping to Keep Oregon Beautiful
                                                              Local Seaside musician - James “Bucky” Pottschmidt

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th
        Session Moderator:        Vern Holm, Western Invasives Network
                                                 Door prize giveaway
        8:00 – 8:30                     Grass Identification for Vegetation Management
                                                 Mark Porter, Noxious Weed Control Program, 
                                                 Oregon Department of Agriculture

        8:30 – 8:45                     Bayer - Product Update
                                                 Kent Pittard Bayer Environmental
        8:45 – 9:30                     Collaborative eradication efforts - Japanese beetle
                                                 Clint Burfitt, Insect Pest Prevention and Management,

                                                 Oregon Department of Agriculture
        9:30-10:15                      What Happens When Your Spray Truck is Involved in an Accident
                                                 Fred Whitford, Purdue University
        10:15–10:45                   Break
        Session Moderator:        Vern Holm, Western Invasives Network
                                                 Door prize giveaway
        10:45 – 11:15                 Water Quality and Pesticides
                                                 Kevin Masterson, Department of Environmental Quality
        11:15 – 12:00                 Minimizing Pesticide Drift
                                                 Mike Odenthal, ODA
        12:00 – 1:00                    Lunch, provided with registration
        Session Moderator:        Will Lackey, ODOT
                                                 Door prize giveaway

        1:00 – 1:45                     Round-Up Ready Bentgrass Control
                                                 Danielle Posch, Scotts Company
        1:45 – 2:00                     CPS - Product Update
                                                 Mark Hanson, Crop Production Services
        2:00 – 3:00                     Pesticide Laws and Safety – Case Studies
                                                 Mike Odenthal, Pesticides Program, Oregon Department of Agriculture
        3:00 – 3:30                     Break
        Session Moderator:        Will Lackey, ODOT
                                                 Door prize giveaway
        3:30 - 4:00                      Legislative Update
                                                 Scott Dahlman, Oregonians for Food and Shelter​
        4:00 - 4:45                      Large Sprayer Calibration
                                                 Ryan Kuster, Ag Enterprise
        4:45 - 5:00                      Wilbur Ellis - Product Update
                                                 Mike Damann, Wilbur Ellis
   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th
        Session Moderator:       Dave Pranger, Morrow County Weed Control
                                                Door prize giveaway
        8:00 – 8:45                    Bio-Control Update
                                                Joey Milan, BLM/ISDA
        8:45 – 9:15                    State of the State of Invasives facing Oregon
                                                Chair, Oregon Invasive Species Council

        
9:15 - 9:30                     Nufarm Product Update - Jon Storr, Nufarm
        9:30 - 10:00                  
Weed Identification
                                                Carri Pirosko, Noxious Weed Control Program,

                                                Oregon Department of Agriculture
        10:00 – 10:30                Break
        Session Moderator:       Dave Pranger, Morrow County Weed Control
                                                Door prize giveaway
        10:30 – 11:05                The Basics of IPM
                                                Will Lackey, Vegetation Management Coordinator,

                                                Oregon Department of Transportation
        11:05 –11: 50                Personal Protective Equipment
                                                Garnet Cooke, OR-OSHA
        11:50                              Closing Comments
                                                Don Farrar, Gilliam County Weed Control
                                                Door Prize Giveaway