Northeast Society of Agricultural Research Managers



Our 46th Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 18, 19, and 20, 2020 at Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802.

The program chair is Brian Macafee and Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences will host the meeting.  Direct any questions or comments to Brian using the email link below: 

Brian Macafee Email



2019 Agenda



Northeastern Society of Agricultural Research Managers

45th Annual Meeting and Conference

Georgetown, DE 19947

February 19 - 21, 2019



Tuesday – February 19 

12:00 p.m.          Van departs from Microtel Hotel, Georgetown, Delaware for lunch at Carvel Research & Education

Center, Georgetown, Delaware.  Lunch provided by Davellis


1:30 p.m.   Welcome by Research Director, Mark Isaacs

History of Carvel Research & Education Center and Thurman Adams Research Farm

Mark Rieger, Dean of College of Agriculture University of Delaware.

                   Delaware Secretary of Agriculture, Michael Scuse


2:00 p.m.    Mark VanGessel, Weed Scientist “Hot Topics”


2:30 p.m.   Gordon Johnson and Emmalea Ernest

                   Lima bean and vegetable/small fruit research topics


3:00 p.m.   Break (Refreshments provided by Davellis


3:15 p.m.   Tommy Custis, Virginia Tech, Eastern Shore AREC, Painter, VA. Station Report


3:45 p.m.   James Adkins, Irrigation


4:45 p.m.   Scott Raubenstine, VP Ag Services, Perdue Agribusiness

Overview of Perdue Agribusiness, compost facility, organics, specialty crops etc.


5:15 p.m.   Vans transport guests to Shucker’s Restaurant, Georgetown, Delaware for dinner and

return guests to Microtel Hotel, Georgetown, Delaware.




Wednesday -  February 20

7:15 a.m.   Bus leaves Microtel Hotel for Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown, Delaware.


7:30 a.m.    Breakfast at Carvel Research & Education Center                             (Marilyn Hastings Catering)


8:00 a.m.    Dan Bautista, Poultry Vet and Sr. Scientist of UD Lasher Laboratory and Poultry Diagnostics.

Tours of Lasher Laboratory, Thurman Adams Research Farm, pesticide building, and

Greenhouse at Carvel Research & Education Center.


9:45 a.m.    Bus to Laurel Auction Block, Laurel, Delaware. Brief remarks by Rick Dickerson, President of

Laurel Auction Block


10:15 a.m. Bus to Perdue AgriRecycle, Seaford, Delaware


1:15 p.m.   Bus to Wye Mills Research Farm, Wye Mills, MD for tour by John Draper and followed by lunch.


4: 30 p.m.  Bus returns to Carvel Research & Education Center. (Marilyn Hastings Catering)


6:00 p.m.   Ed Kee, former Delaware Secretary of Agriculture.  Topic: The History and Significance of the Laurel Auction Block







Thursday - February 21  


7:45 a.m.    Van departs for Microtel Hotel, Georgetown, Delaware for breakfast at Carvel Research & Education Center, Georgetown, Delaware. (Marilyn Hastings Catering)


8:30 a.m.    Open Forum


9:30 a.m.    Business Meeting


Have a safe trip home!


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