2019 Conference Schedule

Aronia – For the HEALTH of it

Friday 3/15/19

Friday 3/15/19

8-9 REGISTRATION – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

9:00  WELCOME TO THE 2018 MIDWEST ARONIA ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

9:15  Brad Bolling – University of Connecticut, Changmou Xu – University of Nebraska and Mark Brand – University Wisconsin-Madison – Aronia Berry Research

10:00 –  Processor Panel

  • Scott Dinkler, Nebraska Aronia Processors
  • Michael McNeill Phd, Ag. Advisory LTD
  • Vicki Nemitz, Aronia Growers, LLC, Wisconsin

11:15 – BREAK – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

11:45 – Lee Friesen (Diversified Crop Insurance) and Barry Terhark (Farm Service Agency) Aronia Insurance Strategies

12:30 LUNCH – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

1:30  Glen Rabenberg – Soil preparation and nutrient management

2:15  Srinivas Jana Swamy – South Dakota State University Research  

3:00   Aronia Cookbook – Call for Recipes – Dennise Bowyer

3:05   BREAK – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

3:30   Regional Break-Outs

4:45   Final announcements

6:00 – 7:00 Cash Bar and Social

7:00  BANQUET – (Immediately following the banquet, bring your aronia baked goods, wine, products, etc for taste testing and sharing with other members)

*Keynote speaker:  Dr. Debra Rose Wilson, Associate Professor, Austin Peay State University

Saturday 3/16/19

8:30    Christine Peter, University of Massachusetts Research on Natural Products for Health Benefits  

9:00     Regional Break Out

10:00   Regional Break Out Reports

10:15   Introduction of Potential New Board Members

10:30   BREAK – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

11:00   Dr. Debra Rose Wilson, Associate Professor, Austin Peay State University

11:30    Dean Tranel – New MAA Fertilizer study

12:00   LUNCH – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

1:00     ANNUAL MEETING –

2:00     New Board Announcement

2:15    CLOSE – THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF MAA

3:00 New Board Member / Existing Board Meeting

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