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Feb. 5: Reception

Lourena Maxwell, World Vegetable Center (left) and Veronica Picado, Minor Use Foundation (right)

Feb. 6: Day 1

(MC: Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc)

  • Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc
  • Valentin Almansa, General Director of Health of Agri-Food Production and Animal Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA), Spain

Posters

Reference Links

Feb. 7: Day 2

(MC: Dirk C. Drost, Foundation Chairman / Managing Partner, D3 Consulting, LLC)

  • Dirk C. Drost, Foundation Chairman / Managing Partner, D3 Consulting, LLC
  • Anna Gore, Director of Operations, Minor Use Foundation
Feb. 8: Day 3

(MC: Veronica Picado, Consultant, Minor Use Foundation)

  • Tatiana Campos, Executive Director, International Fruit & Vegetable Juice Association (IFU) Presentation
  • Shiva Ghimire, Director, Health Evaluation Directorate, Health Canada Presentation
  • Prachathipat Pongpinyo, Senior Scientist, Director of Pesticide Research Group, Department of Agriculture, Thailand Presentation
  • Leticia Soria, Director of Quality, Safety and Organic Agriculture, National Service for Plant and Seed Quality and Health (SENAVE), Paraguay Presentation
  • Kevin Bosc, Global Crop Protection Advocacy Leader, Corteva Agriscience Presentation
  • Daniel Mazzarella, Chamber of the Argentine Fertilizer and Agrochemical Industry (CIAFA) and AgroCare Latin America Presentation
  • Moderator: Dirk C. Drost, Foundation Chairman / Managing Partner, D3 Consulting, LLC
  • Ted McKinney, CEO, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, United States
  • Moderated Q&A with Matt Lantz, Vice President, Global Access, Bryant Christie, Inc
  • Moderators: Daniel L. Kunkel, Foundation Treasurer / Product Development Director – NE Region, AMVAC Chemical Corporation and Anna Gore, Director of Operations, Minor Use Foundation
  • Dirk C. Drost, Foundation Chairman / Managing Partner, D3 Consulting, LLC
Feb. 9: Field Tour

Join us for a full and informative day in the scenic fields of Valencia. Representatives from ASAJA – Asociación Agraria Jóvenes Agricultores – will provide an immersive and engaging experience as we journey through fruit fields with local growers. ASAJA is the largest agricultural professional organization in Spain with more than 200,000 members who work on agricultural holdings directly.

  • 8:45 am: Depart Madrid via high-speed train to Valencia
  • 11:45 am: Arrive in Valencia
  • 12:30 pm: Tour of citrus, avocado, kiwi, persimmon, pomegranate fields. See local growers and learn about new technologies in specialty crop cultivation in the Spanish context.
  • 2 pm: Lunch
  • 3 pm: Tour of citrus, avocado, kiwi, persimmon, pomegranate fields. See local growers and learn about new technologies in specialty crop cultivation in the Spanish context.
  • 4:30 pm: Tour of Parque L’Albufera including rice fields
  • 6:20 pm: Depart Valencia via high-speed train back to Madrid
  • 8:30 pm: Arrive in Madrid, local transport back to hotel

Thank You Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

CropLife International logo
IR-4 Project Platinum Sponsor
Syngenta Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Corteva Agriscience Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Association logo

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