WA Chapter | 2020 Virtual Fall Seminar

Starts:  Sep 24, 2020 08:00 (PT)
Ends:  Sep 25, 2020 15:30 (PT)
Associated with  Washington Chapter of ASFMRA

The Washington Chapter invites you to join them for their fall seminar: 
A Survey of Washington State Agriculture; Economics, Climate, Labor, Cannabis, & Water Sources

Note:  A Zoom Webinar Invitation will be sent to all registrants prior to the event. If you have not received your Zoom Registration link 24 hours prior to the event, please contact mguszak@asfmra.org

Start Times:
8:00 am Pacific
9:00 am Mountain
10:00 am Central
11:00 pm Eastern

Presenters: Various

Continuing Education Credit: -Attendee must attend both days to receive CE credit. 
  • WA, OR, and ID approved for 12 hours CE


September 24, 2020
7:30 am - 8:30 am Check-in and Welcome
8:00 am - 9:00 am Washington State Farm Labor - H2A labor requirements, implementation methods, lawful responsibilities and more Pam Lewison - Agriculture Reasearch Dir., Washington Policy Center
9:00 am - 9:10 am Break
9:10 am - 10:10 am Implications of monetary policy - general economy, trade and economic implications of COVID-19 Maggie Roberts-Warren - Asst. Prof. of Economics, Eastern Washington University
10:10 am - 11:10 am Overview of the Ice Age of the Missoula Floods Bruce Bjornstad - Geologist
11:10 am - 11:20 am Break
11:20 am - 12:20 pm Cannabis growth, production and legal considerations in Washington State Micaela Wakefield - Op. Manager, Double Delicious Cannabis
12:20 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Global Warming's Affects in Agriculture Chad Kruger - WSU Extension Center and Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources
September 25, 2020
7:30 am - 8:00 am Board Meeting
8:00 am - 9:00 am Chapter Business Meeting (scholarships, fundraisers, auction)
9:00 am - 10:00 am Columbia Basin Project Expansion Mike Schwisow - Dir. of Gov't Affairs, CBDL
10:00 am - 10:10 am Break
10:10 am - 11:10 am Columbia Basin Project Expansion Tom Tebb - Dir. of Office of Columbia River WA State Dept. of Ecology
11:10 am - 12:10 pm Columbia Basin Project Expansion Craig Simpson - Secretary-Manager at East Columbia Irrigation District
12:10 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Columbia Basin Project Expansion Marc Maynard - Ephrata Field Office Manager, Columbia Pacific NW-Interior Region 9 Bureau of Reclamation
2:15 pm - 2:25 pm Break
2:25 pm - 3:25 pm Virtual Tour of existing and future planned Columbia Basin Project Expansion Jed Crowther - Dev. Coordinator for East Columbia Basin Irrigation Distrtict

Live Streaming Broadcast Requirements
In order to attend this live streaming broadcast, ensure you have access to:

  • A computer with a webcam, audio and a microphone so you and the instructor can see each other and interact
  • Reliable internet access capable of video conferencing
  • Photo identification clearly showing your photo and name. You may block off other identification. This will be used to verify student attendance. Attendance will be taken at various times throughout the class. To earn Continuing Education credit, you will need 100% attendance and must be visibly present in the video frame for the duration of the class. A lunch break as well as additional short breaks will be provided throughout.
  • We will be using Zoom as our platform. Following is a short YouTube video about how to navigate a Zoom webinar: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting

Registration Fees



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Cancellation Policy:  Return of 90% of registration fee until 9/3/2020 and 50% thereafter.

For More Information
Meeting: Christian Minard | 509-492-0342 | christian.minard@northwestfcs.com
Registration: Deanna Ilk | 303-692-1222 | dilk@asfmra.org