BPIA 2018 Fall Meeting & Sustainability Symposium and Biocontrols USA East 2018 Conference and Tradeshow

October 8-12, 2018 • Rochester Riverside Hotel • Rochester, NY

Meeting Agenda

Subject to change

Day 1 — Monday, October 8, 2018

6:30 am

Tour Registration Check-in

7:00 am

Tour Bus Load In

7:15 am

Tour Bus Departs hotel

7:00 am – 7:00 pm

BPIA Farm Tour

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

BPIA Board of Directors Lunch

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BPIA Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BPIA Board of Directors Dinner

Day 2 — Tuesday, October 9, 2018

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

BPIA 2018 Fall Meeting

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in sponsored by Arysta Life Sciences North America

8:00 am – 9:00 am

New Member Breakfast sponsored by Bee Vectoring Technology

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Member Networking Space Available

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Regulatory Committee Meeting

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Bayer CropScience

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Government Affairs Committee Meeting

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Membership Committee Meeting

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

New Member Introductions Luncheon sponsored by Certis USA

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Biostimulant Integration Committee

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Joint Communications and Specialty Markets Committees Meeting

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

State Regulatory Subcommittee

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by BASF

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

BPIA All Member Meeting

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

BPIA Group Dinner sponsored by Marrone Bio Innovations

Day 3 — Wednesday, October 10, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2018 Sustainability Symposium

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in sponsored by Valent BioSciences

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jerry Baron, Executive Director IR-4 Project

9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Future of Biological Products in Sustainable Agriculture

Moderator: Jeff Blackwood, BASF
Speakers: Kate Shenk, BIO; Jane DeMarchi, ASTA; Britt Aasmundstad NASDA; and Chisara Ehiemere, Field to Market

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Valent BioSciences

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Status of Biostimulants in Sustainability

Moderator: David Hiltz, Acadian Plant Health
Speakers: John Breen, Actagro; Janet Reed, Agrinos; Kristen Sukalac, EBIC; and Francys Vilella, CESIS

12:00 pm – 1:30pm

Symposium Luncheon sponsored by Valent BioSciences

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The Role of Biological Products in the Food Value Chain

Moderator: Addie Waxman, 1, 4 Group
Speakers: Steve Ammerman, NY Farm Bureau; Melanie Wickham, Empire State Potato; and Julie Suarez, Cornell University

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Oil-Dri

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Growers Use of Biological Products

Moderator: Scott Peterson, Certis, USA

Speakers: Chris Becker, BAAR Scientific; and Thijs Verschuuren, Hermann J Wiemer Vineyards

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Keynote Speaker

Gregory Ibach, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs

 

Thursday, October 11 – Friday, October 12, 2018

Biocontrols USA East 2018 Conference and Tradeshow

(separate registration)

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