Minnesota Canola Council's

PRESENTATIONS
Canola Symposium 2022


December 1, 2022
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9:30 a.m. Miravis Neo - Better Yield is the Better Deal
Brandon Setterholm, Syngenta - Argyle, MN
Brandon Setterholm is a Sales Representative in NW MN for Syngenta since 2015. He grew up on a farm in Argyle, MN, that his family still operates. He went to school at NDSU and majored in crop and weed Sciences. He worked for Crop Production Services for 7 years within their retail and wholesale business and joined Syngenta in 2015 as a Sales Representative.
9:45 a.m. 2023 Bunge Specialty Canola
Taryn Olfert, Bunge - Altona, MB
Taryn is a Grain Marketing Specialist with Bunge. She started on the Bunge team in 2018, after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a B.S. in Commerce. She found her passion for agriculture growing up on a dairy farm in Southern Manitoba. She is committed to working with farmers by bringing forth marketing tools to increase their ROI on canola acres.
10:00 a.m. DEKALB Canola in 2023
Ryan Fisher, DEKALB - Thompson, ND
Ryan is a customer business advisor for Bayer Crop Science in northwestern Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota and is responsible for field support and agronomy of DEKALB/Asgrow Seed and the Bayer Crop Protection lineup. He has been with Bayer for 9 years. Ryan earned a bachelorís degree in crop production from the University of Minnesota-Crookston.
10:15 a.m. Pioneer Canola - What's Coming Next
Marc Cartwright, Pioneer - Grand Forks, ND
Marc is the Strategic Account Manager for Pioneer, servicing a sales territory in Northeast North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota, focusing on canola seed sales opportunities. Marc has also held field sales agronomy and area agronomist roles within Pioneer.
10:45 a.m. 2023 InVigor Update
Sara Swenson, BASF - Hillsboro, ND
Sara Swenson works for BASF as an Agronomic Solutions Advisor, covering NW Minnesota. As an ASA, Sara supports retailers and growers that sell and grow BASFís seed and crop protection products. Sara graduated from North Dakota State University in 2014 with a Bachelorís in Crop and Weed Science.
11:00 a.m. Canola Market Update
Andy Smith, CHS Inc. - Inver Grove Heights, MN
Andy graduated from the University of St. Thomas and has worked at CHS for 14 years. His career has covered various roles within the Ag Business department including trading, risk management, and accounting. Andy has worked within the oilseed product team for 4 years, and earlier this year assumed the role of Commercial Manager for the canola product line at CHS.
11:15 a.m. Understanding & Managing Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Canola
Megan McCaghey, University of Minnesota - St. Paul, MN
Megan is an assistant professor of Plant Pathology at UM. She has a Ph.D. from UW-Madison. Her UC-Davis postdoc work focused on grower-driven research in soil-borne fungal plant pathogens. Her research is centered on soil-borne fungi causing crop diseases. She wants to understand the ecology/epidemiology of soil-associated fungi and oomycetes and enhance crop disease resistance.
12:45 p.m. Are Renewable Fuels the Ticket?
Randy Martinson, Martinson Ag Risk Management - Fargo, ND
Randy grew up on a family grain and livestock farm in rural Milnor, ND, where he farmed for ten years following his graduation from North Dakota State School of Science. He also attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) for Agriculture Economics. While attending NDSU, Randy took an internship with a local commodity brokerage firm that turned out to be a 20-plus year experience. Randy is also a licensed crop insurance agent. In January 2016, Randy became one of the founders of Martinson Ag Risk Management. In his time with the firm, Randy became well known for his introductory marketing education series for marketing clubs, where he introduces complex marketing strategies in a simple, straightforward manner.
1:30 p.m. CPC Research Results in 2022
Dave Grafstrom, University of Minnesota - Roseau, MN
Dave is the Minnesota Canola Production Centre site agronomist. He has a B.S. in Agronomy from UM and Ph.D. from NDSU. He worked for BASF for 14 years in research, technical service, and market development. He also worked for Northland College as a Farm Business Management Instructor.
2:00 p.m. Herbicide Carryover & Resistance Issues in Canola
Brian Jenks, North Dakota State University - Minot, ND
Brian is a weed scientist at NDSUís North Central Research Extension Center in Minot, ND. Brian has conducted numerous canola studies for weed control, volunteer control, desiccation, straight harvesting, and crop rotation, as well as weed control studies in 20 different crops grown in western ND. Brian earned a Ph.D. in weed science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
3:00 p.m. Best Pest Management for Flea Beetles in Canola
Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND
Dr. Janet J. Knodel is a Professor and Extension Entomologist at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. For the past 20 years, she has provided statewide program leadership for Extension Entomology, the North Dakota Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, and coordinates/co-edits the NDSU Crop & Pest Report. Her extension outreach and applied research focuses on insect pests of field crops and IPM strategies including wheat, barley, canola, soybean, pulse crops, and sunflower.
3:30 p.m. Economics of Swathing vs. Straight Cutting - Panel Discussion
Dave Grafstrom, University of Minnesota - Roseau, MN
Dave is the Minnesota Canola Production Centre site agronomist. He has a B.S. in Agronomy from UM and Ph.D. from NDSU. He worked for BASF for 14 years in research, technical service, and market development. He also worked for Northland College as a Farm Business Management Instructor.