Vegetable Conference and the 47th
Annual Meeting of the NC Tomato Growers Association
Dates: February 25th
and 26th, 2015
Times: 9:30 am on
Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza
Resort, Asheville, NC
(prior to Feb. 13) is $30. Registration at the door is $35.
Description: This is the largest
commercial vegetable growers’ event in the region with a high quality
educational program put together by extension specialists and agents at NC
State University. Pesticide credits will be offered. There will also be a trade
show and a silent auction that supports student scholarships. The program will
include presentations on managing pests and protecting pollinators, research
into local foods, opportunities in new crops, grafted tomato and vegetable
research, agriculture development trends in the region, weed management in
grafted tomato systems, insect management, food safety, the Plant Science
Initiative at NCSU, changes in Extension, tomato breeding and variety
development, and management of cucurbit downy mildew and tomato late blight. There
will be a sponsored social at 5:00 pm on Wednesday and a sponsored lunch and
awards program at noon on Thursday.
Hotel: A block of
rooms was reserved at the Crowne Plaza Resort for $77.00 per night plus taxes.
The rates were guaranteed through January 19th, but if you give them
a call they might still honor those rates. Call 1-800-733-3211 (or
828-254-3211) for reservations and tell them you are with the NC Tomato Growers
Other: To exhibit or
sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989.
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