January 20 – 25, 2020


Sponsor/Schedule Information

NAICC First Lady Beth Eich has chosen the San Antonio Youth Literacy program as the NAICC Community Service Project for 2020.
Click HERE for more information.

WORKSHOPS  (if attending only a workshop and not the annual meeting, then select ‘Workshop Only’ on the meeting registration form)

  • Efficacy Workshop

NAICC is proud to offer two workshops this year in addition to our popular GLP training. On Monday, January 20 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 am), NAICC is hosting our second Efficacy Research Workshop focusing on how to conduct good efficacy trials. Invited speakers will share their knowledge about Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, Adjuvant, Biostimulant, and Plant Nutrient research. For each discipline, optimal trial set up, application techniques,  inoculation/infestation methods, and detailed evaluation techniques will be discussed.  Attendance certification and CEUs for CPCC-I and CPCC-R will be provided at the end of the workshop.  View the 2020 Efficacy Research Workshop flyer for the schedule and more details. The cost is $140.

  • NAICC GLP Training for Researchers and Quality Assurance Professionals

Researchers and Quality Assurance professionals  have the opportunity to attend a GLP Training  session on Tuesday, January 21, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (registration and continental breakfast  begin at 7:30). View the GLP Training flyer for module information. The cost is $125.

  • CRISPR Workshop

The Global Alliance of Independent Ag Consultants (GAIAC) and NAICC’s International Affairs Committee will offer a Workshop, on Wednesday, January 22 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30)  Presentations for the CRISPR Gene Editing Technology – Applications in Production Agriculture workshop will focus on the underlying genetic principles of CRISPR gene editing technology, applications of the technology in agricultural crops in North America and other agricultural regions around the globe, and stewardship of this new technology.  The first gene edited crops are already being commercialized and entries to the major agronomic crop groups are in late stage development.  The objective of this workshop is to help independent agricultural consultants prepare to integrate gene edited crops into the crop production systems of their clients.  As gene editing technology transitions to commercialized products, informed professional agricultural consultants can contribute to the development of biologically effective and agronomically functional stewardship policy to maintain the long term durability of this valuable technology.  Speakers from academia, industry, USDA and EPA will make presentations on the development, applications, status of commercialization, stewardship and regulatory status of gene edited crops.  An International panel of crop consultants will briefly summarize the commercialization status and likely acceptance in their respective regions with considerations for return on investment for growers accessing this technology.  Time for an interactive exchange between the Speakers and attendees will follow the Panel member comments.  View the CRISPR Workshop flyer for the program details. The cost is $75 pre-registered, and $95 on the day of the workshop.


TOURS (register for these when you register for the meeting)

  • Spouse and Guest Tour, $85

Texas Hill Country and The Pearl
Thursday, January 23, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Travel the rolling hills of the famed Texas Hill Country to Fredericksburg- a  historic and picturesque German town. Have lunch at Ausländer Restaurant and Biergarten. After lunch, shop the many boutiques; taste some wine at a Texas wine tasting room; or explore the home of  Admiral Chester Nimitz and the National Museum of the Pacific War. On the way back to San Antonio, you will journey through the Broadway corridor to the historic Pearl. Once the largest  brewery in Texas, the Pearl provides a unique  experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. Learn the history of the Pearl Brewery then explore the many retail and green spaces.

  •  Group Tour, $65

Historical San Antonio Tour
Saturday, January 25, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Begin this historical tour right from the dock of the Grand Hyatt where we will board our own private river barge and tour the famous San Antonio Riverwalk by water. Learn about the history of San Antonio and check out the numerous places to eat and shop along the Riverwalk. Our first stop will be The Alamo. The 45-minute tour comes complete with headsets with an audio production that brings the story of the Alamo to life. Then its off to El Mercado, or Market Square, the oldest Mexican market in the US. This popular market, located in downtown San Antonio, is a three-block outdoor plaza lined with shops, and restaurants. The “El Mercado” section has 32 specialty shops and the “Farmer’s Market Plaza” section has 80 shops. Wander among the many shops where you will find tasty local treats and candies, clothing, wood carvings, pottery, paintings, leather goods, jewelry and much more. Be sure to grab lunch from one of the vendors in the market or stroll over to MiTierra Cafe Y Panaderia for lunch and take home fabulous sweets from their bakery. Buses will bring you back to the Grand Hyatt by 2:30 pm.