Agenda is subject to change. 

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Mountain Time

1:00 – 2:30pmCPDA Executive Committee Meeting
3:00 – 5:00pm  CPDA Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 – 6:00pmBoard Cocktail Reception (by invitation)
7:00pm Speakers Dinner (by invitation)

Monday, April 29, 2024                                                                                          

7:00am – 1:00pm NEW!! CPDA Golf Tournament: Ventana Canyon Course (link to come)
12:00pm Conference Registration Open

CPDA ADJUVANT UNIVERSITY:  “A New ERA of Agrotechnology” 
Program Moderator: Eileen Bernard, Adjuvant Manager, Nutrien

1:30 – 1:45pmEndangered Species Act (ESA) Update
Eileen Bernard, Adjuvant Manager, Nutrien
1:45 – 2:45pmFuture Trends in Application Technology Part 1
See & Spray Technology and the Integration of Adjuvant Systems                                   
Moderator: John Hemminghaus, Commercial Development Manager, Ethox Chemicals                            
Panelists: Dr. Jesaelen G Moraes, Application Tech Lead, Blue River Technology; Dr. Rodrigo, U of Wisconsin
2:45 – 3:00pm  Afternoon Break
3:00 – 4:00pmFuture Trends in Application Technology Part 2
Drone Application and the role of adjuvants
Moderator: Dr. Connor Ferguson
Panelists: Lonnie Liu, DJI; Dr. Steve Li, Drone Research, Auburn
4:00 – 4:30pmFuture Trends in Adjuvant Technology
Where We Have Been & Where We Should Be Heading    

Dr. Bryan Young, Purdue
4:30 – 5:00pmAdjuvant University Q&A Wrap-up
5:00 – 7:00pmWelcome Cocktail Reception
7:30pmSpeakers Dinner (by invitation)

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

7:00am Registration Open
7:00 – 8:00amNetworking with Coffee & Pastries

Current State of U.S. Crop Protection Business
9:00 – 9:15am

Welcome & Introductions
Terry Kippley, CPDA President
Brad Swillen, CPDA Chairman, Ethox

9:15 – 9:45am

China Update
David Li, Marketing Director, SPM Biosciences, Beijing, & Editorial Advisor & Columnist, AgriBusiness Global         

  • Post COVID global destocking effect & regulation impact on industry structure
  • Emerging suppliers in China of near off-patent AIs
  • Innovation outlook on supermolecules, novel formulation and new molecules, etc.
9:45 – 10:15amChina & India Supply, Tariffs & Outlook
Jim DeLisi, President, Fanwood Chemical
10:15 – 10:45am  

2024 US Crop Protection Black Swan Events
Dr. Bob Trogele, CEO an Executive Vice President, AMVAC

10:45 – 11:00amMorning Break  
11:00 – 12:00pm

Legislative Panel: Linking Advocacy to Business Outcomes & 2024 Election Outlook

  • 2024 Election Outlook
  • 2023 Farm Bill
  • EPA/ESA Impact

Moderator: Scott Rawlins, Director of Government Affairs, CPDA
Panelists: Ethan Mathews, Director of Governmental Affairs, Wilbur-Ellis; Jay Vroom, CPDA Strategic Advisor; Sean McCarty, Director of Government Affairs, Helena Agri-Enterprises

12:00 – 1:30pm    

Networking Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 2:45pm

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence 
Understanding the Accelerating Impact of AI on the Agri-Food Value Chain
Brett Sciotto, CEO, Aimpoint Research

2:45 – 3:00pm

Afternoon Break

Future State of U.S. Crop Protection Business 
3:00 – 4:30pm

Senior Executive Leadership Panel

  • Company Introduction, Vision, Key Initiatives
  • Future State Of U.S. Crop Protection – A Look Five Years Out
  • How Does Our Business Model Have To Change To Compete?

Moderator: Brett Sciotto, CEO, Aimpoint Research 
Panelists: TBA

4:30 – 4:45pm

Day 1 Closing Comments
Terry Kippley, CPDA President

5:00 – 7:00pm

Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

9:00 – 9:45amCommercial Impact of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) & What CPDA is Doing  
Eileen Bernard, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, Nutrien
Dr. Connor Ferguson, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, Simplot  
9:45 – 10:05am  New CPDA Drift Reduction Agent (DRA) Program to Address ESA                                                      
Bruce Bollinger, CPDA Adjuvant Certification Program Technical Director
Scott Baker, Director of Regulatory, Innvictis
10:05 – 10:25amEPA Collaboration to Reduce Non-PRIA Backlog Nathan Ehresman, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, Albaugh
Sherry Hutcheson, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, UPL   
10:25 – 10:40am Morning Break
10:40 – 11:00am PFAS & Future Impact on Industry 
Jeremy Malone, Managing Partner, Spring Regulatory Sciences
11:00 – 11:15am Increase Market Share by Leveraging the Application Enhancement Program
Jim Reiss, VP Product Development, Precision Laboratories
11:15 – 11:45am Regulatory Disruptors: Offsite Movement. The New Battleground 
“Off-site movement” will become the dominant threat to the agriculture regardless of the input…manure, fertilizer, pesticides
Dr. Kevin Crosby, Adjuvants Unlimited
11:45am – 12:00pmProgram Wrap-Up
Terry Kippley
12:00pm     Conference Concludes