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Home > Plants, Pests & Pest Control > Pest Management > Noxious & Invasive Weed Program > County Agricultural Inspectors & Designated Employees > News & Events

News & Events for County Agricultural Inspectors


2017 Minnesota Association of County Agricultural Inspectors Annual Short Course

July 17, 18, & 19 - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 2365 NW 43rd Street, Owatonna, MN

2017 MACAI Short Course Registration Form (PDF: 344 KB / 1 Page)

Tentative Agenda

Monday, July 17

Noon - 1:00 Registration
1:00 - 1:15 Welcome and Conference Overview, Greg DeVries, MACAI President
1:15 - 1:35 Owatonna Welcome and History -  Mayor - TBD
1:35 - 1:50 Commissioner Frederickson
1:50 - 2:45 Executive Order 16-07/Pollinator Talk - MDA - TBD
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:15 Geir Friisoe
3:15 - 3:30 Legislative Committee Update - Mark Schneider
3:30 - 3:45 A Day In The Life of a CAI - Bob Dunning
4:00 - 5:00 Annual MACAI Business Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 Break and Network
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner, Italian Buffet and Dessert

Tuesday, July 18

6:00 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 Seed Program - MDA - TBD
8:30 - 9:30 Bushel Boy Presentation - Secured - PowerPoint Presentation
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 4:00 Tour - Claremont Ethanol Plant; Hope Creamery; SunOpta; Straight River Hops
Tour Lunch - Pulled Pork, Cheesy Hash Browns, Creamy Coleslaw
5:00 - 5:30 Break and Network
6:00 - 8:00 Banquet and Awards Ceremony - Rosemary Baked Chicken and Roast Beef With Dessert

Wednesday, July 19

6:00 - 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 Crop Production Services - Dale Sutherland
8:30 - 9:15 Insect Diseases and Concerns - Anthony Becker, MDA Safety Administrator
9:15 - 9:45 Break and Checkout
9:45 - 10:30 Palmer Amaranth Update - Anthony Cortilet, MDA Noxious Weed Program
10:30 - 10:45 Closing Remarks, Greg DeVries, MACAI President

Contacts

MDA Noxious Weed Program

County Ag Inspectors