Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Idaho Wheat Commission Presents Web-based Workshops

The Idaho Wheat Commission will be presenting a series of web-based grower education seminars (webinars). Each webinar will be approximately one hour. Participation is easy and free! Simply log onto the website at http://connect.cals.uidaho.edu/wheat
(requires Adobe Flash Player which is installed on most computers) and enter your email address as a participant.

March 10 at 9:00 a.m. MST – Guest Presenter: Dr. John Oades, U.S. Wheat Associates, Vice President West Coast Operations "Wheat Quality Needs in the Export Market." This was a popular presentation by Dr. Oades in this year’s Northern Idaho Cereal Schools. If you missed John’s presentation during Cereal Schools, be sure to log into this educational workshop.

March 22 at 8:00 a.m. MST – Guest Presenter Vince Peterson, U.S. Wheat Associates, Vice President of Overseas Operations “World Wheat Supply, Demand, and Prices.” Learn the global factors behind this year’s surge in exports and run-up in prices and gain current perspective on world plantings, production and prices.

April 7 at 8:00 a.m. MST – Guest Presenter Adam Lyman, Professional Engineer, “EPA’s Fuel Containment Rules and What You Need to Know.” If your farm stores, transfers, uses, or consumes oil or oil products such as diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, etc, be sure to participate in this informational webinar. Mr. Lyman will explain the SPCC program, which farms are required to complete an SPCC Plan, and what farmer’s need to do by EPA’s deadline of November 10, 2011.

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