The Far West Agribusiness Association plans its 55th annual meeting and conference Dec. 8-10 at Kennewick’s Three Rivers Convention Center.
The conference begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception on Dec. 8.
Other highlights include keynote speaker Tip O’Neil, president & CEO of International Raw Materials, who will discuss “Climate Smart or Climate Stupid” at noon Dec. 9.
Keynote speaker Cathy Enright, The Biotechnology Industry Organization’s executive vice president for food and agriculture, will discuss at 8 a.m. Dec. 10 how to change the conversation about GMOs and how food is grown.
Sessions also will discuss products and placement, pesticides, pest control, application strategies, crop diagnostics, soil health and safety and regulatory issues. Continuing education credits for state pesticide applicators licenses will be available for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and other states.
Cost is $175 for members and $275 for others. Those who want to attend the general session and check out the exhibits only $65.
To register or for the full agenda go to www.fwaa.org, click on Events & Registrations and then on Conference December 2014.