2014 OPGMA Congress Educational Sessions



Join us January 20-22 in Sandusky, Ohio for the 2014 OPGMA Congress.
 

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Monday Sessions


 


Tuesday Sessions


 


Wednesday Sessions


 

Monday, January 20

Keynote Presentation & Annual Meeting: Fresh Produce Trends - What Drives Customer Behavior
Reggie Griffin, Reggie Griffin Strategies
10 AM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

High Density Apple Orchards: Reasoning, Site Prep, Variety & Root Stock Selection
Terence Robinson, Cornell University, Dept of Horticulture
11:30 AM – 1 hour

Clarifying the Health Care Conundrum

Jamie Sommer, OPOC.US
11:30 AM – 1 hour

Managing Soil Health & Nutrient Availability
Steven Bogash, Penn State University Extension
11:30 AM – 1 hour

Building Collaborative Supply Chain Partnerships
Reggie Griffin, Reggie Griffin Strategies
11:30 AM – 1 hour

Food Safety Modernization Act Changes to OPMA

11:30 AM – 1 hour

High Density Apple Orchards: Year 1 – Planting, Trellising & Water Management
Robert MacQueen, II, MacQueen Orchards Inc
Gregg Bachman, Sunny Hill Fruit Farm
Joe Burnham, IV, Burnham Orchards
Allen Grobe, Grobe Fruit Farm
1:45 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Safety Program Development - It’s More Than Just Safety!
Jim Wirth, RiskControl360
1:45 PM – 2 hours, 15 minutes

Fertility & Foliar Feeding
David Francis, PhD, The Ohio State University - OARDC
1:45 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Agritourism Trends & Events
Dennis and Karen Ramseyer, Arden & Dennis Ramseyer Farms
Donna Coleman, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Winston Brumbaugh, Brumbaugh Fruit Farm
Jack Coleman, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Eric Barrett, Ohio State University Extension - Mahoning County
1:45 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Setting Up an Environmental & Product Testing Program
Kiley Harper-Larsen, PrimusLabs
1:45 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes



High Density Apple Orchards: Years 2-4 – Pruning & Crop Load Management
Terence Robinson, Cornell University, Dept of Horticulture
Bill Pitts, Wafler Nursery
3:15 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Tools to Help Monitor Crop Health & Aid Production
Steven Bogash, Penn State University Extension
David Francis, PhD, The Ohio State University - OARDC
Richard Derksen, PhD, USDA ARS ATRU
3:15 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Preparing Agritourism Entrepreneurs for Emergencies
3:15 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes
Rob Leeds, Ohio State University Extension - Delaware County

HAACP - When Is It Necessary?
Kiley Harper-Larsen, PrimusLabs
3:15 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

OPGMA Congress Reception with Exhibitors
4:30 PM – 2 hours
Exhibit Hall
Connect with exhibitors, produce growers, and marketers during this reception on the trade show floor. All OPGMA Congress registrants are invited to attend.

MAIA Update
Diane Miller, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC
6:30 PM – 1 hour

Retail Roundtable: Challenges & Successes
Eric Barrett, Ohio State University Extension - Mahoning County
Rod Leeds, Ohio State University Extension - Delaware County
6:30 PM – 1 hour

Getting Real with Food Safety
John Eade, IEH Laboratory & Consulting Group
6:30 PM – 1 hour

 

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Tuesday, January 21

Fresh Market Sweet Cherry Production Opportunities
Gregory Lang, PhD, Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture
8 AM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Blueberry Production
Gary Gao, PhD, Ohio State University - South Centers
8 AM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Coming to Grips with WPS
Cindy Folck, The Ohio State University Extension Pesticide Education Safety Program
8 AM – 1 hour, 15 minutes
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Top 10 Emerging Marketing Trends for 2014
Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension - Jefferson County
8 AM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Produce Safety: Keeping the Crap Off the Crop
Gretchen Wall, Cornell University, CALS-Food Science
Lindsey Hoover, The Ohio State University, Dept of Horticulture & Crop Science
Betsy Bihn, PhD, Cornell University, CALS - Food Science
8 AM – 4 hours
This session is open to all at no cost. Advance registration is encouraged.

Blueberry Problem Management
Gary Gao, PhD, Ohio State University - South Centers
9:30 AM – 1 hour

The Power of Smart Merchandising & Visual Merchandising
Joe Baer, ZenGenius LLC
9:30 AM – 2 hours, 30 minutes
The registration price for this workshop is $50 for OPGMA members by January 13 or $70 for non-members.

Bramble Production Part 1
Eric Hanson, Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture
Fumiomi Takeda, USDA ARS AFRS
10:45 AM – 1 hour, 15 minutes

Consequences of Dicamba & 2,4-D Tolerant Field Crops
Doug Doohan, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC
10:45 AM – 1 hour, 15 minutes
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Bramble Production Part 2
Eric Hanson, Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture
Fumiomi Takeda, USDA ARS AFRS
12:30 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes



Managing Bacterial Canker & Other Stone Fruit Diseases
Mike Ellis, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC Plant Pathology
1:15 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Starting & Maintaining an Effective Biocontrol Program
Celeste Welty, OARDC Research Services
Mary Gardiner, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC Dept of Entomology
1:15 PM – 1 hour, 15 minutes
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

You are Facing a Food Safety Recall – Now What?
Benjamin Chapman, North Carolina State University
Michelle Danyluk, University of Florida
Larry Goodridge, McGill University
Jeffrey LeJeune, Ohio State University
1:30 – 3 hours, 30 minutes
This session is open to all at no cost. Advance registration is encouraged.

Extending the Strawberry Season
Brad Bergefurd, Ohio State University South Centers
2:45 PM – 1 hour

The Power of Story Telling
Joe Baer, ZenGenius LLC
2:45 PM – 1 hour

Effective Sprayer Technologies & Techniques
Erdal Ozkan, PhD, The Ohio State University, Department of Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Heping Zhu, USDA ARS ATRU
4 PM – 1 hour
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Dealing with the Threat of SWD & BMSB
Rufus Isaacs, PhD, Michigan State University, Dept of Entomology
4 PM – 1 hour
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

OVSFRDP Roundtables - For All Your Dollars’ Worth
Sally Miller, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC Plant Pathology
Doug Doohan, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC
Brad Bergefurd, Ohio State University South Centers
Gary Gao, PhD, Ohio State University - South Centers
Celeste Welty, OARDC Research Services
Matt Kleinhenz, Ohio State University - OARDC
4 PM – 1 hour
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

OPGMA Congress Reception with Exhibitors
5 PM – 1 hour, 30 minutes

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Wednesday, January 22

Small Fruit Disease, Insect & Weed Management Update
Celeste Welty, OARDC Research Services
Mike Ellis, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC Plant Pathology
Doug Doohan, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC
8 AM – 1 hour
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Overcoming Bottlenecks in Succession Planning
Bernie Erven, PhD, Erven HR Services LLC
8 AM – 1 hour

New Trends in Crops & Commodities
Richard Hassell, PhD, Coastal Research & Education Center
8 AM – 1 hour

Retail Roundtable: Local Foods & Food Safety
Eric Barrett, Ohio State University Extension - Mahoning County
Christie Welch, Ohio State University South Centers
8 AM – 1 hour
This session is open to all at no cost. Advance registration is encouraged.

FSMA’s Proposed Produce Safety & Preventive Controls Rules – What They Mean For You
Benjamin Chapman, North Carolina State University
Michelle Danyluk, University of Florida
Larry Goodridge, McGill University
Jeffrey LeJeune, Ohio State University
8 AM – 2 hours, 15 minutes
This session is open to all at no cost. Advance registration is encouraged.

Vegetable Disease, Insect & Weed Management Update
Celeste Welty, OARDC Research Services
Sally Miller, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC Plant Pathology
Doug Doohan, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC
9:15 AM – 1 hour
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Hiring the Right Person Versus Filling a Position
Bernie Erven, PhD, Erven HR Services LLC
9:15 AM – 1 hour

Sweet Corn Production & Variety Selection
Tom Witten, The Witten Produce Patch
Scott Michael, Michael Farms Inc
Roger Maurer, Maurer Farms LLC
Brett Rhoads, Rhoads Farm Inc
9:15 AM – 1 hour

 

Evaluating & Expanding Your Sales Options
Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension - Jefferson County
9:15 AM – 1 hour

Tree Fruit Disease, Insect & Weed Management Update
Mike Ellis, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC Plant Pathology
Celeste Welty, OARDC Research Services
Doug Doohan, PhD, Ohio State University - OARDC
10:30 AM – 1 hour
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Farm Labor: It’s Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn
Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort
10:30 AM – 1 hour

Extending the Season with High Tunnel Veggie Production
Robert Chave, Harnois Industries Inc
10:30 AM – 1 hour

Food Hubs: Doing It Together
Christie Welch, Ohio State University South Centers
10:30 AM – 1 hour

Food Safety II
SPEAKER TBD
10:30 AM – 1 hour

PGR 101: Emphasis on Promalin & Thinning
James Wargo, Valent USA Corporation
12:30 PM – 1 hour
This session is eligible for pesticide recertification credit.

Organic Veggie Production: How to Get Started
Matt Kleinhenz, Ohio State University - OARDC
12:30 PM – 1 hour

On-Farm Agriculture Education: Growing Your Future
Jack and Donna Coleman, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Eric Barrett, Ohio State University Extension - Mahoning County
12:30 PM – 1 hour

The “Promise” of Grafted Veggie Production
Matt Kleinhenz, Ohio State University - OARDC
1:45 PM – 1 hour
Room: Mangrove

Customer Service to Die For
Justin Zabor, Justin Zabor Enterprises LLC
1:45 PM – 1 hour

 

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