2019 PIE-PBT-WSSA Resistance Management Tour
Attendees should plan to arrive in Omaha, Nebraska, on the afternoon/evening of August 5th and depart from Des Moines, Iowa on the evening of August 7th. A block of rooms has been reserved at the courtyard Marriott for the first evening. Please enjoy the old Market area, downtown Omaha and plan to have dinner on your own. If you would like to informally meet select Tour participants, let us know and we can arrange introductions for small groups to meet and enjoy dinner together.
August 5th – Arrive in Omaha (if early enough, enjoy dinner with assigned community group)
Day 1 (August 6th) – Local Community Learnings
- Breakfast on own
- 7:45 am – Bus leaves hotel and travels to Logan, IA
- 9:00 am – Check in (obtain packet of materials and name badges)
- 9:15 am – Harrison County Overview and introduction to IPRMP
- 10:30 am – Break
- 10:45 am – Addressing key questions from participants
- 12:00 pm – Lunch at community center
- 12:15 pm – Guest speaker Dave Muth (People’s Company)
- 12:45 pm – Bus leaves for field tour
- 2:45 pm – Break & load bus to return to community center
- 3:15 pm – Assigned breakout community exercise
- 5:00 pm – Bus loads and lands at Larry Buss residence
- 6:00 pm – Eat dinner
- 6:15 pm – Special Guest: Julie Kenny (Deputy Secretary of Agriculture)
- 7:30 pm – Load bus to travel to Ankeny, IA
Day 2 (August 7th) – Identifying Personal and Stakeholder Roles in Community Formation
- Breakfast on own
- 7:15 am – Bus leaves Hampton Inn
- 7:45 am – Bus leaves Holiday Inn
- 8:00 am – ESA and WSSA Policy Positions on Resistance Management -- Jeff Scott (ESA) and David Shaw (WSSA)
- 8:20 am – Case Studies to understand key components of different entomology and weed science case studies
- 8:20 am – Ian Burke (Weed Science example from Pacific NW)
- 8:50 am – George Frisvold (Pink bollworm example from Arizona)
- 9:20 am – Jeff Gonsolus (Integrated weed management, University of MN)
- 9:50 am – Break
- 10:05 am – Tim Woelfel (Ag retailer opinion on soybean aphid example, MN)
- 10:35 am – Paul Lasley – “Model for Community Change”
- 11:05 am – Roxi Beck – “Tools to develop local communities”
- 12:00 pm – Lunch
- 12:45 pm – Stakeholder Exercise (break into assigned community teams)
- 2:30 pm – Break
- 2:45 pm – Group leaders from community sessions discuss answers to tough questions, challenges, and discoveries. Actions and specific roles defined by local, state, and national members.
- 3:30 pm – Next steps: Participant dialogue on actionable next steps for themselves and their specific stakeholder groups
- 4:00 pm – End of meeting
- 4:15 pm – Those with vehicles transport those staying at Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn back to their hotels.
- 4:30 pm – Bus leaves for airport and return trip to Marriott downtown in Omaha. All are free to depart.
Contact Clint Pilcher at firstname.lastname@example.org, chair of the organization committee, with questions about the Resistance Management Tour content and local arrangements.