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2017 Annual Meeting & Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 19th
8:45 am Golf Outing: Bus Departs from Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
for  Elmwood Golf Course
9:00 am Golf Outing: Driving Range
9:30 am Golf Outing: Tee Time for 1st 9 Holes of Golf (18 Hole Participants)
12:00 pm Golf Outing: Lunch and 2nd 9 Holes of Golf (All Participants)
Bus will transport golfers back to Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown after outing
12:00 – 5:00 pm Registration @ Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
5:00 – 6:00 pm Welcome Reception
6:00 pm Dinner on Your Own (Nearby Restaurants)
8:00 pm NSTA Hospitality Room Opens
Thursday, July 20th
8:00 am Breakfast – Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
8:45 am Conference Welcome & Announcements
Bus departs for Spouse Tours
9:00 am DC Update & 2018 Farm Bill
Benjamin J. Ready, South East Director for Senator John Thune
Cathedral of Saint Joseph Tour (Spouse Tour)
9:30 am Seed Industry Topics at the State Level
Sec. Mike Jaspers, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture
10:00 am Importance of Natives and Organic Gardening Methods in Landscape Design
Laura Foster, Native Earth LLC
Butterfly House & Aquarium Tour (Spouse Tour)
10:45 am BREAK
11:00 am FSA and NRCS Presentation
Kevin Luebke, SD USDA NRC
Dawn Byers, SD FSA CRP
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Bus leaves for EROS Tour – Please review security requirements and bring your proper ID
Guided Sculpture Walk and Other Downtown Activities (Spouse Tour)
2:00 pm Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Educational Tour and Presentation
4:00 pm Bus returns to Hotel
4:30 pm Arrive at Hotel – BREAK
5:00 pm Bus departs for Wilde Prairie Winery
5:30 pm Wilde Prairie Winery Tour and Wine Tasting
7:00 pm Dinner at the Winery catered by the Royal BBQ Food Truck
8:30 pm Bus returns to Hotel
9:00 pm NSTA Hospitality Room Opens
Friday, July 21st
8:00 am Breakfast – Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
9:00 am Round Table Discussions
9:30 am AOSA/SCST – Seed Testing Report – ASTA Report
10:00 am NSTA Business Meeting
11:00 am Field Seed Institute Summer Meeting
12:00 pm Adjourn
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