Register Online

Register online with a credit card using the link above. This will help eliminate the congestion that normally occurs at the registration desk. If you prefer not to use a credit card, you can print the registration form, fill it out and bring it with you to the registration desk at the conference.

The 2017 MVMA Conference will be held November 15-16, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, MS. The conference program can be found here.

Reserve a room at the Golden Nugget using the conference rate by clicking here.

Know someone that exemplifies excellence in the right-of-way vegetation management industry?

Nominate that individual for the 2016 Sam Pittman Excellence in Vegetation Management Award. Send a one to two page letter that documents the outstanding attitude, work ethic and overall performance of that nominee to John Byrd, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, Box 9555, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or attach letter to an email and send to Nominations are due September 15.

If you need to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator...

Be sure to order training manuals and study the material prior to the meeting and testing. The training session offered the morning of the conference will cover material found in the General Standards manual, Publication 2291 and Category VI Right of Way. However, attendees can request other Category manuals, such as II Forestry and V Aquatic.

Wednesday November 15, 2017


Visit with Vendors
8:00 - 12:00
Core and ROW certification training
Dr. Victor Maddox, Senior Research Associate, MSU
Dr. John Byrd, Professor, MSU


Lunch on your own

Josh Webb - Moderator

12:55 -1 :00
Welcome, Michael Schuhmann, President, MVMA
1 :00 -1 :30
Industry Update
1 :30 -2:15
Adjuvants for integrated vegetation management Rick Blasi, Helena Chemical
2:15 -3:30
How snipers estimate wind speed and direction Sergeant 1st class Jamie Humphrey
3:30 -4:00
Visit with Vendors

Tim Roark - Moderator

Herbicide interactions with soils and other nonliving media Dr. Tom Mueller, Professor, University of Tennessee
5:30 -6:30
Visit with Vendors with Bologna and Cheese
6:30 -
Dinner and Entertainment
The Sam Pittman "Excellence in Vegetation Management" Award, Sam Pittman

Thursday November 16, 2017


7:00 -7:30
Devotion, Milton Luvine
7:30 - 8:00
Business Meeting, Michael Schuhmann, President, MVMA

Daniel Rogers - Moderator

8:00 -8:30
Right-of-way IVM Research Update Dr. Victor Maddox, Senior Research Associate, MSU
8:30 -9:00
Electronic pesticide application records Jason Myers, CWC Chemical, Inc.
9:00 -10 :00
Impact of weather on IVM herbicide performance Dr. Tom Mueller, Professor, University of Tennessee
10:00 -10:30
Visit with Vendors

Blake Williams - Moderator

Precision IVM for electric utility rights-of-way Colonel John Dooley, West Area Manager, TVA
Louisiana Proficiency Review Kim Pope, Associate Instructor, Louisiana State University


1:30 -
ROW and General Standards Testing, Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commerce