Thank you for your interest in this year's summer conference.  Please review the information before registering to avoid errors and needs to re-register.

Summer Conference begins Tuesday late afternoon with the dinner and business session.  Regular registration covers this thru Thursday night's banquet.

OPTIONAL:  there are four optional Deep Dive sessions available this year.  Two require additional fees and two are free.  These are not required, and if you choose to do one you 1) may only select ONE as they run at the same time, and 2) must attend.  No refunds will be given if you do not attend, and there is a $50 non-attendance fee for those who register for the free sessions and do not attend.  We anticipate most of them to fill very quickly.

Deep Dive Options are listed here.  After reviewing, scroll to the bottom to register:



CASE Agriculture Business Management
Instructor: Bibiana Gift and Allen Skoog
When: Tuesday, June 18
Capacity: 40
Cost: $200

Are you starving for agriculture business curriculum? Are you using CASE in your program or wanting to get certified in your first CASE curriculum? If you answered yes to any of those questions this Deep Dive session is for you. The Agriculture Business Foundations course is the first semester-long course offered by CASE. This curriculum includes the practical development of a virtual business enterprise, business/marketing plan, financial documents including balance statements/ledger entries/enterprise budgets, risk management assessments, estimated returns, and projected cash flow. Throughout the course are practical and engaging activities, projects, and problems to develop and improve student's employability skills.

Read more about the CASE Agriculture Business Foundations curriculum on the CASE websites at 



Producing the Perfect Plant Sale
Instructors: Curtis North and Matt Ross
When: Tuesday, June 18
Capacity: 35

Spider mites, planting depths, pinching, hanging basket design, consultative sales, student management, this Deep Dive will tackle those topics and more.  Taught from both the perspective of a classroom setting and commercial greenhouse operation, this deep dive will help you get more out of your greenhouse space both in student knowledge and funds.



Animal Nutrition – Feed, Feeding, and Supplements
Instructor: Jesse Warntjes, Associated Feed and Supply
When: Tuesday, June 18

Navigating the world of feeds and supplements can be confusing at best as we try and guide our students to producing the best quality show animals. This deep dive will  focus on feeding show animals and navigating the world of show feeds and supplements. 



REAL Welding Education forReal Welding Educator
Instructor: Ryan Eubank, CAWI,  Welding Program Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty
Lakeland Community College
When: Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18
Cost: $100
Capacity: 30

Ryan Eubank’s strengths are being able to read the room, and meet educators where they are at, and build from there.  Ryan has had workshops with highly skilled welding instructors, all the way down to the first-time welder.  He has had several teachers come to his workshops multiple times, and they are always able to take away a few new things each time. 

Specifically, Ryan will focus on giving instructors several short lesson plans that can be easily implemented with the tools I will share with them.  Since most of the instructors present will be focusing on agricultural welding, he will be spending time on SMAW or stick welding, as well as GMAW dual shield MIG welding education.  Ryan has had several educators transform their programs by learning to teach these processes in a way that students can more quickly understand and find success.  Ryan will demonstrate some techniques for learning who your leaders, followers, workers, and outliers are, and how to get the most out of them.

Ryan will have a solid plan in place for where he would like to see i workshops go, but with his experience, he is always ready to take it where it needs to go, based off of the needs of the instructors present.

NOTE: Attendees must provide their own PPE  - Helmet, safety glasses, and welding clothing.

All consumable supplies will be provided.