Together in 2005: Integrated Crop Management Conference and Agribusiness Expo

The Integrated Crop Management (ICM) Conference is scheduled for November 30 and December 1 at the Iowa State Center on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, in the Scheman Building.

The ICM Conference has something to offer everyone involved in crop production and protection in Iowa and the surrounding states. Attendees can select from more than 30 different workshops featuring the latest crop production information from experts from around the Midwest. Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits and commercial applicator recertification in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, and 10 also will be available. Attendees can choose from as many as seven topics that are offered each hour. This flexibility allows attendees to customize their conference experience to meet specific agronomic interests and CCA credit needs.

Long-time attendees will notice major changes in this year's program. Most notable is the addition of the Agribusiness Expo taking place in Hilton Coliseum during the ICM Conference. This is a cooperative effort between Iowa State University Extension and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI). The Expo features more than 75 exhibitors representing all aspects of crop production. The Expo floor will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Other scheduling changes include the elimination of the opening general sessions. Workshops will begin immediately after registration. Please note that registration is in the Scheman Building, not in Stephens Auditorium as in past years. The Iowa CCA is sponsoring a breakfast Thursday morning in Hilton Coliseum. Workshops will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

The conference program is still in development and will be available online when completed. Brochures will be mailed mid-October. Online registration for the conference will open October 17. The registration fee is $175. After November 18, registration increases to $225. Enrollment is limited and no registrations will be accepted at the door. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, fees-paid basis. Be sure to register early to guarantee your spot at this event!

2005 ICM Conference
Cover of the 2005 Integrated Crop Management Conference program.

This article originally appeared on page 205 of the IC-494(24) -- October 10, 2005 issue.

Updated 11/08/2006 - 5:30pm