see the 2015 preliminary program

JANUARY 20-22, 2015
WYNDHAM INDIANAPOLIS WEST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
2015
Indiana
Horticultural
Congress & Trade Show
www.inhortcongress.org
Welcome to the 2015
Indiana Horticultural
Congress & Trade Show
I hope you’ll join us for this year’s Hort Congress.
General Information
Location
I trust you will find the educational sessions, the
The Congress & Trade Show will be
trade show and the networking opportunities
held at the Wyndham Indianapolis West,
worthwhile and enjoyable. The Congress is going
2544 Executive Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46241
from strength to strength. Last year we enjoyed
See www.inhortcongress.org for details or phone
close to our record number of 811 attendees and
317-248-2481
had another sold out trade show.
Our educational sessions are designed to meet the
needs of growers with information on production
practices, pest and disease control, processing,
marketing, agritourism, food safety and legislative/
regulatory concerns. The Congress is also a
wonderful opportunity to reacquaint with old
friends and business contacts, as well as form
new connections. We have several luncheons and
banquets planned to encourage networking with
specialists and other growers. We hope you’ll visit
the trade show and make contact with vendors
of equipment, seeds, plant protection products,
processed foods, irrigation supplies, etc. that
you need to make your business successful. Our
trade show, featuring over 70 exhibitors, is always
popular with attendees.
Lastly, I encourage you to join the industry
organizations most relevant to your operation.
These organizations provide a valuable forum
to address issues of collective concern to your
industry and provide the opportunity to speak with
Hotel Reservations
The Wyndham Indianapolis West, is located near
the Indianapolis airport, just off the Sam Jones
Expressway. There is a free hotel shuttle service
to and from the airport every half hour. A special
rate of $92.00 for a regular two bed or king bed
room, $142.00 for a one-bed suite, and $192.00 for
a hospitality suite is available. To take advantage
of this special rate please make your reservation
by January 4, 2015. Please ask for the IHC room
block rate. Reservations made after January 4 will
be accepted based on availability and may be at a
higher rate. Beware of scams, contact Wyndham
Hotel directly to make your reservations. Wyndham
Hotel or anyone from our organization will not
contact you to make a reservation.
Trade Show
Tuesday, January 20, 12:00pm - 6:45pm
Wednesday, January 21, 9:00am - 6:30pm
a unified voice.
Thursday, January 22, 8:00am - 2:00pm
I welcome any suggestions and feedback.
Registration Desk
Peter Hirst
Tuesday, January 20, 7:30am - 6:00pm
Chair, Indiana Horticultural Congress
Wednesday, January 21, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, January 22, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Giving Agritourism a VoiceAcross the Country and
Across Indiana
Serving
Indiana fruit growers
since 1860
Evening
Agritourism Round Table /
Discussion
Successful ConcessionsJeff Manley, The Rock
Ranch
Tools for Winery Analysis
-Hanna Instruments-
Professional Foraging:
Finding and Marketing
'Wild Crafted' Crops
-Summer Cooper, Sunny
Creek Farm
Kalogridis
John Hilger, President
Join us!
The Indiana Vegetable Growers Association is
dedicated to the improvement of commercial
vegetable production and marketing in
Indiana. For over 80 years the IVGA has
served growers throughout the state.
Indiana Vegetable
Growers Association
-Bring Your Laptop and Earphones and Begin
Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association 40th Anniversary Celebration and
Taking the Course
Reception (ticket required)
*$30 additional fee payable by credit or debit
card on-site*
Intro to GAP's A-Z Online Course
Indiana Local Growers
Guild-Cheryl Carter
Jones
Welcome and HOME
Update
• Board/Officer Updates
• Association Solutions Update
• Legislative Update
Farming and Economic
• Purdue Wine Grape
Development-George C
Team Update
IWVA Business Meeting
FOR MARKET
Wine Grape
Sanitation in Vineyard and
International Fruit Tours
Winery -Panel• Purdue Cantaloupe Research Update Review of New Zealand
2014 INDY International
• Good Agriculture Practices
2014
Wine Competition
Preview of South Africa
Best in Show Wine
2016
Tasting
Food Safety Focus on Cantaloupe:
Disease Management
New and Remodeled Packinghouses for Food Safety:
Primacy of Place- Enhancing How We Did It -Grower PanelHoosier Quality of Life
Food Safety Research News from North Carolina
Indiana State Produce Safety Initiative: Whats New?
Afternoon Advice for Operating
Morning
Welcome to The Rock
Ranch- Jeff Manley, The
Rock Ranch
Fruit
Federal Food Safety Regulations for Farms and Packinghouses:
Where are We?
Fresh Vegetables
The Value of Agritourism
to Indiana & Resources
Available
Agritourism
Organics
Schedule at-a-glance
Registration Hours - 7:30am - 6:00pm | Trade Show Hours - 12:00pm - 6:45pm
Tuesday, January 20
Evening
Apple Flowering
Fruit
Biennial Bearing
New Herbicide
Resistant Crops and of Honeycrisp
Weeds
Neonicotinoid Use in
Cantaloupe
Sweet Corn Insect
Management
Fresh
Vegetables
Distilling: Startup, Zoning, and
Construction
Successful Operation Tips
TO MARKET
Wine Grape
Training Employees-
Illiana Watermelon Growers
Association MPI Label
Systems Syngenta
Gold
Have You Figured Out
Your POS System?
Farm to School Update
Ranch
IVGA Annual
Membership
Meeting
IFMA Meeting & Round
Table Discussion
Pepper Production
Indiana Horticulture Congress Social Hour (open to all attendee's)
Sponsored by:
Rockford Package and Supply
Silver
HR/Management Training
George F. Ackerman Co.
OXBO International
Stokes Seeds
Bronze
Double Sorters for Tomato
Harvesters
Gypsum Amendments
Bacteria Issues
DOT Update
Financial Assistance for
Your Operation. Where
Is Funding and How to Insurance/Obamacare
Get It.
Updates
Organics
Compliance UpdatesHow to Choose
Marybeth Williams
Inputs That Meet Your
Williams Compliance and Consulting
Operations Needs and
Are NOP Compliant
Vineyard
Indiana Dept.
Management
of Revenue
101
Presentation –
Certification Options:
Filing Excise Tax
Organic and Beyond
Winemaking
Electronically
101
Private Applicator Exam & Recertification Session
Apple Tree
Management
for Consistent
High Quality
Production
Updates From
Purdue
Growing Sweet
Cherries-Greg
Lang, MSU
Wine Grape Luncheon, Raw Products Luncheon (tickets required for luncheons)
Talking With Customers About Agricultural Practices:
GMO Crops, Organic Farming & More
Afternoon Jeff Manley, The Rock
Morning
Lessons Learned from
The Rock Ranch-Jeff
Manley, The Rock
Ranch
Farm Market
Raw Products
Schedule at-a-glance
Registration Hours - 7:00am - 5:00pm | Trade Show Hours - 9:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday,
January
18 Schedule
Wednesday,
January
21 at-a-glance
IHC Luncheon (ticket required)
High Tunnel Management: Pest Management
Wholesale Success
Private Applicator Recertification Session
Indiana Horticultural Society
Business Meeting
Apple Tree Growth
Wholesale Success
Organics
DIY Marketing and Social Media
Expanding to Brewing?
-Boxed Lunch-
Wine Clubs
Micro-wholesale Permits
What Wineries Need to Know From
Distributer and Retailers
YOUR MARKET
Wine Grape
Mary Beth Williams is President of Williams Compliance and Consulting Group, LLC, which provides compliance services and legal consulting to the alcohol beverage
industry. She works with wineries and other producers, with a focus on the day to day compliance issues and trade practice parameters within which industry members must
function.
Jeff Manley, General Manager of The Rock Ranch and the founding and past President of the Georgia Agritourism Association. Mentored by the late S.Truett Cathy, founder
of Chick-fil-A. He serves on the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Advisory Council, the Gordon State College Foundation Board,
and Board of Directors for United Bank. Jeff is the founding Vice Chair and current board member of the Barnesville/Lamar Community Foundation and also serves on the
Community Foundation of Central Georgia Board of Directors.
Greg Lang, Professor of Horticulture at Michigan State University, is known internationally for his expertise in cherry production. In recent years he has been experimenting
with growing sweet cherries in high tunnels.
George C Kalogridis has been a member of the Organic Community since the 80’s. He is a founding member of the Florida Organic Growers, served on the Organic
Advisory Council for the State of Florida and is a former Board Member of the Organic Trade Association. He is a member of the Organic FDA Advisory Taskforce and member
of National Organic Program working group on Materials.
Cheryl Carter Jones is a board member and immediate past president of the Local Growers’ Guild, is currently a member of the Indiana Grown Commission and a member of
the Indiana Farm Market Association. She has participated in the IU Food Summit, IU/PU Food Studies Conference and is a member of the Farm Indiana Advisory Board.
Summer Cooper and her sister had the opportunity to harvest and sell wild garlic which was growing abundantly on their property. Today she owns Sunny Creek Farm which
focuses on wild and perennial crops.
Special Guests
TUNNELS
High Tunnel Management: Production Practices
Fruit
Understanding and Maximizing
Pollination
MAKING MORE MONEY WITH HIGH TUNNELS
Fresh Vegetable
Afternoon MAKING MORE MONEY WITH HIGH
Morning
Schedule at-a-glance
Registration Hours - 8:00am - 12:00pm | Trade Show Hours - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday, January 22
Registration
Silent Auction
General Registration
A silent auction will be held to benefit the fruit and
Members of sponsoring industry associations
to raising funds to help support these programs, the
receive a discounted registration rate. Three-day
and one-day registrations are available. Conference
registration may be completed online at
www.inhortcongress.org or by using the registration
form in the center of this program. All registrations
must be accompanied with payment in full to be
processed. Payment may be made with VISA,
vegetable extension and research fund. In addition
Silent Auction is a great opportunity for attendees to
pick up useful, interesting and sometimes unusual
items. Silent bids will be taken at booth #12 from
noon on Tuesday through 11am on Thursday.
Winners of the bids will be announced at the IHC
Luncheon on Thursday (ticket required for the
luncheon) and items may be picked up on Thursday
MasterCard, Discover, American Express or check
afternoon.
(payable to Purdue University).
If you would like to donate an item please contact:
Tristand Tucker 812-201-8796 or [email protected]
Student & Educator Registration
Current students and educators are eligible to
receive gratis registration. However, you still must
complete and turn in a registration form. Please
contact us at 765-494-1296, or [email protected]
for more information.
Disclaimer
Although every reasonable effort is made to
accurately list the topics and sessions, some changes
or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions
are subject to cancellation up to and including the
day the sessions are scheduled to be held. Changes
or cancellations are made at the discretion of the
Cider Contest
The cider contest will judge the best cider
IHC Educational Planning Committee and may be
produced by Indiana cider makers.
made without notification to the attendees. If sessions
To enter, please submit two 1-gallon jugs of cider
are changed or cancelled, no refunds will be made.
to the registration desk on Tuesday from 7:30am
Check www.inhortcongress.org for the latest
to 6:00pm or Wednesday morning from 7:30am to
program information.
noon. Please do not leave the cider at the desk
No endorsement is intended for products mentioned,
without signing in with registration desk personnel.
nor criticism for products not mentioned. The
planners and sponsors of the IHC claim no liability
for the acts of any supplier to this conference, nor
Samples for judging will be available on
Wednesday afternoon near the registration desk
area. All attendees are invited to participate in
for the safety of any attendee while in transit to or
judging the cider.
from the event. Submission of the registration form
Winners will be announced at the IHC Luncheon
acknowledges acceptance of these provisions.
on Thursday afternoon.
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January 20-22, 2015
REGISTRATION FORM
Name _______________________________________________Company__________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
City__________________________________________________________State __________________Zip________________________
Phone__________________________Fax__________________________E-Mail_____________________________________________
Registration Fees
(per person, meals not included, kids <16 yr free)
Fees listed are good for envelopes postmarked Jan.12, 2015 or before.
Registrations arriving with a postmark after Jan.12, 2015 will be charged the onsite registration fee, which adds $20 per person to the fees listed here.
Sponsoring
Association
Member
Non-member
Three Day Registration
$75
$85
One Day Registration (Please circle which day you will attend)
$55
$65
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Additional Attendees (please use fee structure listed above)
Luncheons & Banquets
Number attending
Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association 40th Anniversary
Celebration and Reception, Tuesday Evening
$45
x
Wine Grape Luncheon, Wednesday
$22
x
Wine Grape Program Boxed Lunch, Thursday
$17
x
$12
x
$22
x
Raw Products Luncheon, Wednesday
Partially sponsored by Tomato Industry Suppliers
Horticultural Congress Luncheon, Thursday
2014 Membership Fees
Number of memberships
IVGA Indiana Vegetable Growers Association
(Includes publication ID-56 and Vegetable Crops Hotline)
$40
x
IVGA Corporate Member
(Includes publication ID-56 and Vegetable Crops Hotline)
$80
x
IHS Indiana Horticultural Society
(Includes publications ID-168 and ID-169)
$30
x
IHS Indiana Horticultural Society Associate Commercial
Member (Includes publications ID-168 and ID-169)
$50
x
IFMA Indiana Farm Market Association
(Includes subscription to the Seasonal Marketer Newsletter)
$25
x
Pesticide Private Applicator Test - for those not currently certified
Please indicate if you plan to take the test
NO FEE
Number attending
x
Publication Total (see other side)
Total (Fees are due upon submission of registration)
OFFICE
USE ONLY
Date_______________________________________ Amount Paid_________________________________
Record Number_______________________________ Check No.___________________________________
Amount Due_________________________________
OFFICE
USE ONLY
Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show
PUBLICATION FORM
Fruit Publications
Number
Facts for Fancy Fruit Newsletter
$15
x
$6
x
$6
x
$15
x
2015 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial
Growers (Included with IVGA memberships)
$10
x
BP-17
Identification and Management of Pumpkin Diseases
$5
x
BP-44
Diseases and Pests of Muskmelons and Watermelons
$15
x
A Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening (CD)
$11
x
FREE
x
FREE
x
Plant Propagation (CD)
$40
x
Starting a Farmers’ Market in Indiana DVD
$5
x
EC-739
Starting a Farmers’ Market
$2
x
EC-740
Food Safety Regulations for Farmers’ Markets
$3
x
EC-741
Using the WIC Program: A Guide for Farmers’ Market Masters,
Vendors and Roadside Stands
$3
x
ID-168
ID-169
Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide
(Included with IHS membership)
Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide
(Included with IHS membership)
Total
Vegetable Publications
Vegetable Crops Hotline Newsletter
(Included with IVGA memberships)
ID-56
CD-HO-2
Foliar Disease Control in Watermelon and Muskmelon Using
MELCAST
MELCAST In-Season Newsletter for Muskmelon and Watermelon
Growers
General Publications
BP-67
CD-HO-3
Publication Total (carry this total to front page)
**IMPORTANT**
So we can serve you better, and to enable us to allocate program funding please indicate your area(s) of
interest (check all that apply up to 4):
Tree Fruits
Farm Markets
Organics
Small Fruits
Vegetables/Pumpkins/Melons
Agritourism
Grape Growing/WineMaking
Processing Tomatoes/Raw Products
Other, please specify
To register:
Send this form to:
Purdue University
PEC Business Office
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010
1-866-515-0023
Make checks payable to:
Purdue University
For program questions or more information please contact
us at:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 765-494-1296
Fax: 765-494-0391
Website: www.inhortcongress.org
Indiana Pesticide Applicator Certification
Private Applicator Recertification Program
Private Applicator Exam
A Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP)
is being offered for those who currently have a Private
Applicator's license and need recertification. A person
with a Private Applicator's License must attend at least
three recertification programs within five years to maintain
certification. A maximum of two recertification programs per
year can be credited towards recertification. You will need
to attend 90 minutes of qualifying presentations during
the program and then the PARP certification session on
Wednesday, January 21 at 4:45pm or Thursday, January
22 at 3:30pm. At the conclusion of this session, see the
Purdue Cooperative Extension Educator in charge of the
session and make sure you sign the attendance sheet.
Make sure to bring: • Cash or check for $10.00 fee
• Private applicator license number
Purdue Pesticide Programs will offer an opportunity for
individuals to take the Pesticide Core Exam to receive a
Private Applicator Permit on Wednesday, January 21 at
4:45pm. This will be an “Exam Only” and individuals will
need to purchase the study materials (PPP-C Indiana
Pesticide Applicator Training Manual) from Purdue Media
Distribution Center 1-888-398-4636 or www.ces.purdue.
edu/new/. Cost of the manual is $30.00 plus shipping and
handling. Credit cards are accepted.
• Each examinee will be required to present a
government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license.
• There is no charge to take the exam, but we request
that you check the box on the registration form so that
we can plan accordingly.
• Information can be found at www.btny.purdue.edu/ppp/.
• Those who pass the exam will be sent a private
applicator permit form and a request for $20.
• After receiving the completed form and fee, Office
of the Indiana State Chemist will issue the private
applicator permit.
Continuing Certification Hours (CCHs)
We will also offer Continuing Certification Hours (CCHs) for
licensed commercial applicators in category 1. Please ask
at the registration desk for a complete list of sessions, their
times and locations.
Memberships
We encourage you to consider membership in one of our
sponsoring industry organizations (marked with *). These
organizations provide opportunities for networking among
growers, and enable growers to speak with a collective
voice. Members receive discounted Hort Congress
registration rates.
Sponsoring Associations
Indiana Horticultural Society*
Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association*
Indiana Vegetable Growers' Association*
Raw Products Conference
Agritourism Conference
Indiana Farm Marketing Association*
Hoosier Organic Marketing Education
Illiana Watermelon Association*
My Local Indiana
Association Meeting Schedule
Indiana Winery & Vineyard Association
Tuesday, January 20, 9:30am
Indiana Farm Market Association
Wednesday, January 21, 11:00am
Indiana Vegetable Growers Association
Wednesday, January 21, 4:00pm
Indiana Horticultural Society
Thursday, January 22, 2:30pm
Special Events
IWVA 40th Anniversary
Celebration & Reception
Tuesday, January 20, 5:30pm
Cider Contest Judging
Wednesday, January 21, afternoon
Hort Congress Social Hour
Wednesday, January 21, 5:00pm
Pesticide Core Exam
Wednesday, January 21, 4:45pm
Pesticide Applicator
Recertification Program
Wednesday, January 21, 4:45pm
Thursday, January 22, 3:30pm
Silent Auction
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday,
January 20-22
Exhibitors
(at time of printing)
Ag Connections
John Potts
1576 Killdeer Trail
Murray, KY 42071
270-435-4369
Indiana Farm Bureau
Bob White
PO Box 1290
Indianapolis, IN 46206
317-692-7823
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Susan Jones
9104 State Road 37
Bedford, IN 47421
812-279-9722
Indiana Irrigation Co.
Mark Torkelson
12 Main St.
Onward IN, 46967
574-626-3398
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Dan Brick
2364 Traversefield
Traverse City, MI 49696
231-947-4950
Krohne Plant Farms, Inc.
Bill Krohne
65295 CR 342
Harford, MI 49057
269-424-5423
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John Phillips
6803 N Henderson Ford Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
317-831-2559
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Dillman Farms, Inc.
Clint Deck
4955 W State Road 45
Bloomington, IN 47403
812-825-5525
Eclipse Process Technologies
Julie DeCook
590 E 32nd St
Holland, MI 49423
800-546-9911
George F. Ackerman Co.
Todd Atkin
PO Box 157
Curtice, OH 43412
419-836-7735
McDonnall Harvester & Parts
Ben Puehler
12710 State Route 109
Delta, OH 43515
419-822-4271
Miller Chemical & Fertilizer Corporation
Jim Shannon
PO Box 333
Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-8921
MPI Label Systems
John Holley
825 Central Avenue
University Park, IL 60484
708-534-5111
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Nourse Farms, Inc.
Tim Nourse
41 River Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373
413-665-2658
Illiana Watermelon Growers Association
Lori Edwards
PO Box 618
Vincennes, IN 47591
812-881-8134
Office of Indiana State Chemist
Joe Becovitz
175 S University St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-1589
Indiana AgrAbility
Steve Swain
225 S University St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-5088
OXBO International
Roger Bell
10605 W 750 N
Shipshewana, IN 46565
260-768-3219
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Rispens Seeds, Inc.
Howard Rispen
PO Box 310
Beecher, IL 60401
708-946-6560
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The Woodhaven Group, LLC
Doug Smith
4560 Windledge Circle
Zionsville, IN 46077
317-716-2232
Rockford Package and Supply
Howard Paulson
10421 Northland Dr.
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-4921
USDA NRCS
Kris Vance
6013 Lakeside Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
317-295-5822
Rupp Seeds, Inc.
Barry Rupp
17919 County Road B
Wauseon, OH 43567
419-337-1841
USDA RMA
Niccole Anselm
3500 Wabash Ave
Springfield Il, 62711
217-241-6600
Scott Laboratories
Tom Anders
2220 Pine View Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
707-765-6666
US Deptartment of Labor Wage and Hour Division
Patricia Lewis
135 N Pennsylvania Street
Room 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-808-7909
Siegers Seed Company
Jim Elam
13031 Reflections Drive
Holland, MI 49424
616-786-4999
Southern FS, Inc.
Andrew Gunther
200 Jamestown Road
Cobden, IL 62920
618-893-4852
Southern Indiana Chemical, Inc.
Peter Slowik
358 E 900 N
Washington, IN 47501
812-890-3908
Stokes Seeds
Ken Wagner
13265 Howe Road
Fishers, IN 46038
317-578-7906
Syngenta
Jeff Bradshaw
5034 Clay Creek Lane
Plainfield, IN 46168
618-406-1089
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