January 14th Saskatoon Berry Break Out Session Agenda

POSTED IN Uncategorized ON 1/6/2015

On Wednesday, January 14th the Institute will host a day long Saskatoon Berry Break Out Session at the 2015 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The agenda is as follows:

Wednesday, January 14                                        

Concurrent Saskatoon Session               Room – Peninsula A

Moderator:                Dr. Duke Elsner, MSU Extension

9:00 – 9:20                  Introduction to Fruit Grading and Its Uses

                                     Dr. Duke Elsner, MSU Extension

9:20 – 10:00                Farm Service Agency- What We Can Do For You

                                    Kathy Kozlowski, USDA FSA, Traverse City

10:00 – 10:30              Vendor Break

10:30 – 11:00              Important Insects and Diseases Attacking Saskatoon Roots

                                     Dr. Duke Elsner, MSU Extension

11:00 – 11:30              Mechanical Harvesting Tests in 2014

                                      Jim Dixon, Grower, Williamsburg

11:30 – 12:00              Saskatoon Berry Institute of North America report

                                     SBIONA Board Members and Staff

12:00 – 1:30                Fill Out Pesticide Recertification Forms (2 credits)

12:00 – 1:30                Lunch On Your Own

1:00 – 5:00                  Growing Wealth as a Saskatoon Farmer

                                     Chuck Curtiss, RECON Intelligence Services

1:10 – 1:40                 Business Practices To Grow Wealth as a Saskatoon Grower

                                    Chuck Curtiss, RECON Intelligence Services

1:40 – 2:10                 Financial Practices To Grow Wealth as Saskatoon Grower

                                    Chuck Curtiss, RECON Intelligence Services

2:10 – 2:40                 Tax Practices to Grow Wealth as a Saskatoon Grower

                                    Bob Hoffman, CPA, Hoffman CPA Firm PLC

2:40 – 3:10                 Break

3:10 – 3:40                 Insurance Practices to Protect Wealth as a Saskatoon Grower

                                    Garrett Boursaw, Ford Insurance

3:40 – 4:10                 Legal Practices to Protect Wealth as a Saskatoon Grower 

                                     Nicole Graf, Partner, Alward Fisher Rice Rowe & Graf

4:10 – 4:40                 Group Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges of Cooperation

                                    Chuck Curtiss, RECON Intelligence Services

4:40 — 5:00                 Wrap Up and Closing Comments

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