35 Years and Counting...

This year we will be celebrating our 35th year. Over these 35 years we have been to many great locations throughout the United States. We have had great conferences during this time and this year will be one of the best, as it relates to location, educational opportunities and being able to interact with our exhibitors in the field with actual equipment demonstrations. Those exhibitors that do not participate in the demonstration will have the latest in technology and information relating to our everyday use of their products.

As we recognize our 35th year, we must look back at our history and reflect on how we reached this milestone. It was the hard work and vision that our Founder, Turney Hernandez, had years ago. Turney passed away on January 1st, it is only proper that we look back at this time and his role in the creation of the National Roadside Vegetation Management Association. At our Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, September 12, we will be honored to have his wife, Ann Marie, and son Randy and his wife Sharon in attendance.

Marriott Chattanooga
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Hotel Details

The deadline for the conference rate at the Marriott is August 19th. Be sure to make your reservations on or prior to this date.

Book your group rate for National Roadside Vegetation Management Association 2018

To make a room reservation use the link above or call Reservations at this number, 1-800-841-1674. Tell them you want to make reservations for the National Roadside Vegetation Management Association Conference September 11-13. If you have any problems contact me at 205-491-7574 or jreynoldsnrvma@charter.net .

Award Winners

If you were fortunate to be awarded the Roadside Excellence Award, now the TURNEY J.HERNANDEZ AWARD, in the past, please plan to register and attend the conference. There will be many of the “NRVMA family” in attendance.

There is a lot to do in Chattanooga. So, make plans to join us for great educational, technological updates and lots of information sharing that you will be able to take back to your respective places of employment.

Please feel free to contact me at jreynoldsnrvma@charter.net , 205-491-7574, fax 205-491-2725.

Agenda

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Click here for more details on the speakers (pdf)

Monday Sept 10 2018
9:00 - 4:00 PM Administrative Set up at Convention Center
10:00 - 5:00 PM Set up Demonstration Area

Tuesday Sept 11 2018

8:00 - 10:30 AM Field Equipment Demonstration
9:00 AM Registration Begins
10:00 - 4:00 PM Exhibitor Set up
11:00 - Noon Opening Luncheon: Sponsor TBA
12:30 - 1:15 PM Organic Arsenical Task Force Update:
Charles Grizzle, The Grizzle Company
1:15 - 2:00 PM Drift Reduction Technology Update: Jeff Herndon, EPA
2:00 - 2:30 PM Break: Sponsored by Applewood Seed Company
2:30 - 3:15 PM Weather Patterns / Drift Management: Pam Knox, University of Georgia, Athens
3:15 - 4:00 PM Pattern Testing Large Droplet ROW: Application Heads: Dr. John Byrd, Mississippi State University
4:00 - 5:00 PM Industry Updates
5:00 - 7:00 PM Reception with Exhibitors: Sponsored by NRVMA

Wednesday Sept 12 2018

7:00 - 7:30 AM Registration Opens Prior to Awards Breakfast
7:30 - 9:15 AM Turney J. Hernandez Awards Breakfast: Sponsored by Bayer VM
9:00 – 5:30 PM Registration Re–Opens
9:15 - 10:15 AM Break with Exhibitors: Sponsored by DeAngelo Brothers, LLC
10:15- 11:00 AM Update on Federal Weed Management Regulatory Policies: Dr. Lee Van Wychen, Director of Weed Science Society of America
11:15 - 1:00 PM Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Hall: Sponsor TBA
1:15 - 2:00 PM Mosquitos and Ticks, I’m Sick. Oh My! Dr. Fudd Graham, Auburn University
2:00 - 3:00 PM Break with Exhibitors: Sponsor TBA
3:00 - 3:45 PM Opportunities and Challenges in Managing ROW’s for Improved Monarch Butterfly Habitat: Dr. Dennis Martin, Oklahoma State University
3:45 - 4:30 PM Getting the Job Done Correctly and Safely: Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue University
5:00 - 7:00 PM Reception: Sponsored by Dow AgroSciences

Thursday Sept 12 2018

7:30 - 1:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 - 8:45 AM Mixing Chemicals: Is There a Right Order? Dr. Fred Whitford, Purdue University
8:45 - 9:45 AM Break with Exhibitors: Sponsor TBA
(Exhibitors may break down)
9:45 - 10:30 AM Glyphosate: The Most Widely Used Herbicide in the U.S. Is it Safe? Dr. Scott Sensemen, University of TN
10:30 - 11:15 AM Out of the Tank and on the Roadside: What Happens to Herbicides on the ROW’s? Dr. Thomas C. Mueller, University of TN
11:15 - 11:45 AM Break: Sponsor TBA
11:45 - 12:30 PM Topic Recap (clicker event): Dr. Fudd Graham, Auburn University
12:30 - 1:00 PM Business Meeting
1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00 - 5:00 PM Board / Planning Committee Meeting for 2019 Conference

2018 Agenda

Register Now for the NRVMA Conference

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To make a room reservation use the link below, or call Reservations at this number, 1-800-841-1674. Tell them you want to make reservations for the National Roadside Vegetation Management Association Conference September 11-13. If you have any problems contact us at 205-491-7574 or jreynoldsnrvma@charter.net

The deadline for the conference rate at the Marriott is August 19th. Be sure to make your reservations on or prior to this date.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AT THE MARRIOTT

Register Now to Exhibit at the NRVMA Conference

Everybody who is is anybody will be in Chattanooga between September 11th and 13th - will your business be there?

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2018 PLANNED EXHIBITOR BOOTH LAYOUT

Directions

The 35th Annual NRVMA Conference is being held at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Two Carter Plaza, Chattanooga TN 37402, Tel: 423-756-0002

Contact Us

If there are any questions or comments you would like to make, please do contact using the form below, or call us on 205-491-7574 (fax 205-491-2725)