2024 Food Use Workshop

About the Event

The 2024 Food Use Workshop will take place September 10-12 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Research priorities for residue, product performance, and integrated solutions studies for 2025 will be identified during this workshop. A virtual option will be available for participants unable to attend in person.

A tentative agenda will be shared soon; we anticipate full days of programming on September 10-11, concluding with a half-day on September 12.

Registration is now open – find the link below!

New Video: The Food Use Workshop Process

This video tutorial was created to introduce newcomers to the Food Use Workshop, or serve as a refresher for those who have participated before. Learn what to expect at the event, and how to get involved in IR-4’s Food Crop research cycle before, during and after the Workshop. It can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Important Dates

  • July 18: Industry Technology Session
  • NEW! July 31: Deadline to submit Project Clearance Requests (Food Crop Program)
  • August 15-29: Project Clearance Requests are eligible for nomination online
  • August 30: Registration rate increases (early bird rate valid through 11:59 pm on Aug. 29; regular rate effective at or after midnight on Aug. 30)
  • September 3: Final day to request a cancellation and refund
  • September 5: The list of nominated projects is posted on the public website
  • September 10-12: Food Use Workshop

Workshop Registration

Registration is now open for the 2024 Food Use Workshop. The following rates are applicable for both in-person and virtual attendees:

Early Bird Rate: $375 through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 29
Regular Registration Rate: $475 on or after Friday, August 30

Tuesday, September 3 is the final day to request a cancellation and refund for the Workshop. The Zoom link for the Workshop will be sent to registered participants after this date.

Please register via the button to the right if you are not affiliated with NC State University. If you are affiliated with NC State University, please contact Donna Bouffard to register: dbouffard@ncsu.edu

If you have any questions or issues regarding registration, please get in touch with Donna Bouffard at dbouffard@ncsu.edu.

HERE is a document to guide you through the registration portal step-by-step.

Hotel and Travel Information

The 2024 Food Use Workshop will take place at the Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel.

Hotel Address:
Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel
2300 N Mayfair Rd
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 771-2300

Booking a Room:
A block of hotel rooms at the Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel is available for our in-person meeting attendees from September 8-13. Use the button below to reserve your hotel room in our room block.

Rooms must be reserved by Tuesday, August 27, 2024, to receive the group rate of $183/night. 

If you need assistance modifying your existing reservation, please contact Bill Torres: billt@flepms.org.

Check in at 4 p.m., Check out at 11 a.m.

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Hotel Transportation and Parking:
The hotel does not offer an airport shuttle; we recommend using a taxi or rideshare service. Information about the ground transportation offered at the Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport can be found here

For those driving, free parking is available to workshop attendees! At check-in, the front desk will prompt guests to scan a QR code to provide their vehicle information and enter a code to waive the parking fee. Please consult the front desk upon check-in if you have questions about parking.

Learn How to Participate: Tutorials + Handouts

Want to get involved in the IR-4 research process before, during and after the Workshop? Utilize these resources & video tutorials:

Virtual Attendee Resources

Joining the workshop via Zoom? Follow the links below for guidance on participating virtually:

Thank you, Event Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for IR-4’s 2024 events? Please reach out to ir-4_project@ncsu.edu for more information. Sponsors make events like the Food Use Workshop possible and help IR-4 deliver on its grower-focused mission; we welcome your support!