2020 UWCA Conference

Eccles Conference Ctr.

The 2020 UWCA Weed Control Conference was held in Ogden, Utah, February 19 - 20 at the David Eccles Conference Center. This conference center is located in a very nice and clean area of downtown Ogden. Participants, were greeted with chilly, but pleasant northern Utah temperatures, much different than last years snow storm in Utah's Dixie. As ususal, the conference was a great success! Many excellent and informative presentations were given by the experts from UW, USU, UDAF, UDWR, USFS, UDOT, CWMU's and IFA. Many of our familiar chemical and equipment vendors were there as well as a few new vendors. The meals were absolutely wonderful!

Vice-president, Jake Forsgren, organized a great line up of speakers assisted by the other committee members. There were many who worked hard to arrange for a great slate of speakers. We appreciate all those who gave of their time and expertise and some who travelled great distances to offer presentations. There are many who work behind the scenes who worked so hard in preparing for the conference and we appreciate them greatly! Thanks to all those who attended. It was great to be with you!

The conference was well attended by 192 attendees. A good representation of Federal, State, County, USU Extension and private individuals and businesses were in attendance.

2020 UWCA Conference welcome

Noteworthy events

Welcome

2018 UWCA Conference  speaker

UWCA President, Bruce Johnson (above left) and Weber County Commissioner, Gage Froerer (above right), welcomed conference attendees to Ogden.

New Vice-President Elect

2020/21 VP-Elect

Sara Jo Dickens (above), Ecology Bridge LLC, won the election over her worthy opponents, We look forward to working with Sara Jo over the next several years in the UWCA Presidency.

Featured topics included many appropriate presentations such as an update on the Glyphosate controversy, an update on Utah's noxious weed laws, proposals for state noxious weed additions and proposed changes, CWMU success stories, biocontrol updates, worker safety, weed ID, revegetation practices, weed mapping, biocontrols, using drones, etc.

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UWCA Awards for the 2019 Weed Control Season

Congratulations to all the awards winners and a big thanks for your wonderful efforts towards weed control.

2018 AWARDS RECIPIENT SPONSOR
Outstanding County Weed Supervisor Weed Supervisor Award
(Left to right) UWCA Vice-president, Jake Forsgren, Wilbur-Ellis' Pat Brown, Box Elder County Weed Supervisor, Mark Anderson and UWCA President, Bruce Johnson
Wilbur-Ellis
Outstanding Weed Worker Award Weed Worker Award
UWCA Vice-president, Jake Forsgren (left), Rich Hansen (center), and UWCA President, Bruce Johnson (right)
IFA
Outstanding
Weed Board
Weed Board Award
Summit County Weed Board. (Left to right) UWCA Vice-president, Jake Forsgren, Bryan Barlow, Sara Jo Dickens, Dave Bingham and UWCA President, Bruce Johnson
Cortevia
Biological Award Biological Control Award
(Left to right) UWCA Vice-president, Jake Forsgren, Amber Mendenhall, Jolene Christensen, members of the South Summit High FFA, Dave Bingham and UWCA President, Bruce Johnson
Integrated Weed Control
Environmental Awareness Award Evironmental Awareness
UWCA Vice-president, Jake Forsgren (left), Matt Coombs (center ), and UWCA President, Bruce Johnson (right)
 
Weed Supervisor Appreciation Superviosr appreciation
(Left to right) UWCA Vice-president, Jake Forsgren, Grand County Weed Supervisor, Tim HIggs, UWSA Secretary, Kevin Bailey, UWSA President, Jerry Caldwell and UWCA President, Bruce Johnson
 

Vendors

The Conference would not be complete without the support from our chemical and equipment vendors.. Representatives from Bear River Valley Co-op, Bio-West, Corteva Agriscience, IFA, Integrated Weed Control, Frontier Precision, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Steve Regan Co., Warne Chemical & Equipment Co. and Wilbur-Ellis supported this conference and many were available during the entire conference.

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Catering

Catering

Conference goers enjoyed wonderful lunches each day of the conference.

Door Prizes

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The ever popular door prizes continued this year with several hundreds of dollars in great prizes! A Dutch oven, Camp Chef, Yetti cooler, Leatherman multitool, camp chairs, tumblers, and more!

Next Year, 2021

VP Bruce Johnson President Jody Gale

The location for next years conference has not been announced as yet. President Jake Forsgren (above right) and vice-president Loralie Cox, (above left) will be in charge of the venue and program for the 2021 conference. Contact Jake at (435) 755-1562 or Jake.Forsgren@cachecounty.org or Loralie at (801) 440-1869 lcox@utah.gov for more information.