Annual crop adviser conference set for Dec. 17-18

October 23, 2013  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Improving crop stress tolerance, enhancing water quality, maximizing yield and decreasing the risks associated with shifting weed, disease and weather constraints to crop production are the themes of this year's Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference Dec. 17-18 in Indianapolis.

The annual two-day conference is designed to allow Certified Crop Advisers, or CCAs, the opportunity to earn up to 16 continuing education credits. Sessions will be presented by experts from companies and eight universities, including Purdue.

"We have a total of 37 speakers on topics relevant to nutrient, soil and water, pest and crop management, as well as specialty sessions covering irrigation and new technology tools for crop consultants," said Tony Vyn, conference co-chair and Purdue Extension agronomist.

A list of presentation topics and speakers is available on the Indiana CCA website at http://www.indianacca.org/. Most sessions will be offered twice - once in the morning and once in the afternoon - so participants can choose different topics.

While the conference is geared mainly toward CCAs and crop consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and graduate students also are welcome to attend.

The conference will be at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St. The hotel is offering a special rate of $90 per night to participants who reserve their rooms by Dec. 3. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 800-228-9290 or 317-352-1231 and mentioning the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Group to receive the conference rate.

Registration includes educational sessions, access to presentation PDF files, lunches, refreshments and a Tuesday evening reception. For CCAs, the price is $195 for both days or $100 for one day. For other attendees, the conference costs $300 for both days or $150 for one day.

Participants can register online at http://www.indianacca.org/register/5/1/ until Dec. 10. Questions about the conference should be directed to the Indiana CCA office, 217-762-7955 or to Lisa Green in the Department of Agronomy, 765-494-4783.

Writer: Amanda Gee, 765-494-8402, agee@purdue.edu

Source: Tony Vyn, 765-496-3757, tvyn@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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