Full Recertification

1A Recertification

Registration

Samantha Tenpenny
7 – 8:00 a.m.
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association

Sam Tenpenny has been with KARA since May 2016. She is responsible for the management of KARA’s membership recruitment and retention programs. She is also responsible for the development and coordination of the Association’s educational programs and oversees numerous special projects. She serves as staff contact for the Membership & Training Committee.

CORE, PM

Core Hour

Kent Spor
8:05 – 8:55 a.m.
Kansas Dept. of Agriculture

Environmental Compliance and Regulatory Specialist 1 for Kansas Department of Agriculture. EPA credentials. Certified applicator.

1A, PM

What’s in my sprayer? – Herbicide site of action and tank contamination

Katie Strathman
8:55 – 9:45 a.m.
BASF

Katie Strathman is the Technical Service Representative in eastern and central Kansas for BASF. Prior to her current role, Katie worked for BASF at the BASF Midwest research farm in Seymour, IL where she oversaw the technical marketing research trials. Katie holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy-Farm Business Management with a minor in entomology and a Master of Science in Agronomy-Crop Production & Physiology, both from Iowa State University. Having grown up on a corn and soybean farm in northwest Iowa, Katie has roots in agriculture. She currently resides in northeast Kansas where, when her schedule permits, she is a stand-in farmhand for her husband and his family.

Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Attendees are welcome to visit the tradeshow floor.

1A, PM

Pesticide Efficacy Issues: Where does spray water quality fit in?

Sam Bartee
10:45 – 11:35 a.m.
Helena

Western Regional Agronomist in the West Central Division for Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC, Bartee has been in this role with Helena for 13 years.  During his career, he has gained broad experience in many facets of production agriculture in diversified crops in various dryland and irrigated regions.  He obtained his B.S. in Soil Science and M.S. in Plant Physiology from Texas Tech University.  He is a Certified Crop Advisor and a Certified Ag Consultant.

1A, SW

Roles of Adjuvants

Eric Hanson
11:35 – 12:25 p.m.
WinField United

Eric Hanson Region Agronomist for WinField United. He earned his BS from FHSU and has 10 years of experience as Crop Consultant, 3 years in Retail Sales, 3 years as Seed and Agronomy Advisor for WinField United and 6 years as Region Agronomist for WinField United.

Lunch

12:25 – 1:30 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to visit the tradeshow floor.

1A, PM

Operation Weed Eradication

Katie Strathman
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
BASF

Katie Strathman is the Technical Service Representative in eastern and central Kansas for BASF. Prior to her current role, Katie worked for BASF at the BASF Midwest research farm in Seymour, IL where she oversaw the technical marketing research trials. Katie holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy-Farm Business Management with a minor in entomology and a Master of Science in Agronomy-Crop Production & Physiology, both from Iowa State University. Having grown up on a corn and soybean farm in northwest Iowa, Katie has roots in agriculture. She currently resides in northeast Kansas where, when her schedule permits, she is a stand-in farmhand for her husband and his family.

1A, PM

Crop Pest Update 2019

Jeff Whitworth and Holly Davis
2:20 – 3:10 p.m.
Kansas State University Entomology

Dr. Whitworth is a professor and Extension Specialist for KSU Entomology. He has 30+ years of experience in identifying and managing insect pests.  Dr. Davis is a research associate in Entomology pursuing her Ph.D. She has experience in identifying and managing insect pests.

Break

3:10 – 4:10 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to visit the tradeshow floor.

1A, PM

Herbicide Sites of Action

Sarah Lancaster
4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Kansas State University

This presentation will review herbicide sites of action and emphasize the benefits and limitations of using multiple herbicide sites of action.

1A, PM

PPE Considerations for Pesticide Applicators

John Ricker
5:00 – 5:50 p.m.
KFSA

John Ricker grew up on a farm and operated a farm after college for 20 years prior to stepping into the role of a location manager of a grain and agronomy facility for 5 years. He has experience in the operation of an applicator as well as managing a chemical warehouse.  With KFSA, Ricker has been in the role as a Safety Director and as a Risk Management Area Manager for 14 years.

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