69th Annual Winter Meeting - 2021 Attendee Registration

    January 21, 2021 5:00 PM to January 22, 2021 3:00 PM
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    The RMAA would like to thank each of you for your membership this year and throughout the years.  I believe that this is a valuable organization to our businesses as well as to our industry in Colorado.  The support that you provide allows this organization to have a voice for each of us in the Colorado Legislature on issues pertaining to our industry.  As each of you knows, our cumulative agriculture voice needs to be as strong as possible, grounded in facts and science, to maintain our way of doing safe and sound business as we always have.  It is your membership and support of events like the Winter Conference that provides us the ability to maintain a critical presence in the legislative process and hopefully an acceptable outcome to the important issues that have a significant effect on your businesses.

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association’s first ever virtual Winter Conference.  2020 has provided all of us with many challenges and it looks like we will start 2021 with more of those same challenges.  Well, as they say, with challenges come opportunities, and we are fortunate to be able to provide you the opportunity to obtain the required CCA & CEU credits in a format we feel will be beneficial to you and your teams in this uncertain environment.  As a result of the ever changing COVID-19 environment we are unable to use the Omni for this years Winter Conference, and the idea of looking for and formally committing to another facility, if one existed, in this season of uncertainty is futile.  In light of that, we have the ability to offer each of you CCA and CEU credits, virtually, providing the same opportunities for continuing education credits that we would have provided in January had we had the ability to do so.  Attached in this packet is the information that you will need to participate and fully earn your credits from the comfort of your office, home, or the beach if you so choose.  I would like to extend a special thanks to Sandra McDonald or her hours of work in putting this program together as well as the extensive time she will spend in bringing this program to all of us virtually.

    With that said, I am asking you for continued support of your business membership as well as for you and your employee participation in our virtual conference.  This is the RMAA’s primary fund-raising opportunity for the entire year and we depend on this conference to pay for our legislative voice.  We will do our best to continue to serve you in the decisions and the direction that we take and appreciate our relationship together.

    Our organization would also continue to ask for sponsors from our industry members.  We will post your company names on the website during the virtual conference and do our best to give you ample recognition for your support.  As always, we can’t express enough, our appreciation to each of you and your companies for your support over the years.

    We would much rather bring this conference to you in person, as I believe there is significant value in the interaction that we have with eachother as well as our industry suppliers.  We will look forward to meeting together in person again in 2022.

    Thanks, and thankyou for your support of the RMAA,

    Chad Maranville
    RMAA Board President

    Registration Fees

    Early Bird Pricing Before December 29th
    Member 1 Day Fee - $75
    Member 3 Day Fee - $225
    Non-Member 1 Day Fee - $150
    Non-Member 3 Day Fee - $425

    Sponsorship

    The winter meeting is an opportunity to gain exposure for your business, products and services. Become a sponsor and get your name out to many of the industries leading consumers.

    Gold Sponsorship - $1000

    • Sponsorship listed on all marketing materials, in the association newsletter, and event email correspondence.
    • Logo posted on the RMAA website with a link to company website.
    • Banner/Logo displayed during speaker and 5 minute video presentaition prior to a speaker.

    Silver Sponsorship - $750

    • Sponsorship listed on all marketing materials, in the association newsletter, and event email correspondence.
    • Logo posted on the RMAA website with a link to company website.

    Schedule - Print full schedule HERE

    Tuesday, Jan 19th

    10:00am - 10:05am Welcome
    10:05am - 10:35am The Basics of Soil N Dynamics | Jim Ippolito | Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
    10:35am - 10:40am Break
    10:40am - 11:10am Developing Nitrogen Response Curves for Eastern Coloradoan Winter Wheat Varieties | Danica Kluth | Colorado State University
    11:10am - 11:15am Break
    11:15am - 11:45am The Basics of Soil Fe and Zn Dynamics | Jim Ippolito | Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
    11:45am - 11:50am Break
    11:50am - 12:20pm Does available soil Zinc pose limitations to wheat nutritional quality in the High Great Plains? | Grace Miner | Colorado State University
    12:20pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
    1:00pm - 2:00pm CSU Crops Testing: Providing Unbiased Data for Crop Production Decisions | Sally Jones-Diamond | Colorado State University
    2:00pm - 2:05pm Break
    2:05pm - 3:05pm Pest Management and Production Strategies for Colorado Vegitable Crops | Michael Bartolo | Colorado State University
    3:05pm - 3:10pm Wrap-up


    Wednesday, Jan 20th

    10:00am - 10:05am Welcome
    10:05am - 11:05am Management of Corn Rootworm: Challenges and Tactics | Brandon Schrage | FMC
    11:05am - 11:10am Break
    11:10am - 11:40am Habitat Protection | Trent Verquer | Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    11:40am - 11:45am Break
    11:45am - 12:15pm What’s New at CDA | John Scott | CDA
    12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
    1:00pm - 2:00pm Insecticide MOAs & BMPs to Manage Against Resistance | Rand Merchant | BASF
    2:00pm - 2:05pm Break
    2:05pm - 3:05pm What’s New in Fumigation? | Sandra McDonald | Mountain West PEST
    3:05pm - 3:10pm Wrap-Up


    Thursday, Jan 21st

    10:00am - 10:05am Welcome
    10:05am - 11:05am Managing Prairie Dogs to Improve Livestock Forage and Range Health | Noe Marymor | USDA National Resources Conservation Service
    11:05am - 11:10am Break
    11:10am - 11:40am Strategies for groundwater conservation across the Ogallala Aquifer | Meagan Schipanski | Colorado State University
    11:40am - 11:45am Break
    11:45am - 12:15pm Soil-Water Salinity: Current Technologies and Yield Loss Management | AJ Brown | Colorado State University
    12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
    1:00pm - 2:00pm The 2020 Drought and What’s to Come | Becky Bolinger | Colorado State University
    2:00pm - 2:05pm Break
    2:05pm - 3:05pm Maintaining Quality Rangeland | Trent Verquer | Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    3:05pm - 3:10pm Wrap-up

     

    Credit Information

    Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Credits: 9
    Continuing Education Credits (CEC) Credits: 8
    Credit Confirmations will be sent to Attendees no later than 7 days after the conclusion of the conference.

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    Gold Sponsors

     

    Silver Sponsors







    Tickets

    $225.00 Member 3 Day
    $250.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $75.00 Member Tuesday, Jan 19th
    $100.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $75.00 Member Wednesday, Jan 20th
    $100.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $75.00 Member Thursday, Jan 21st
    $100.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $425.00 Non-Member 3 Day
    $450.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $150.00 Non-Member Tuesday, Jan 19th
    $175.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $150.00 Non-Member Wednesday, Jan 20th
    $175.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $150.00 Non-Member Thursday, Jan 21st
    $175.00 after 12:00 am January 4

    $1,000.00 Gold Sponsorship

    $750.00 Silver Sponsorship