Friday, February 6, 2015

Winter Vegetable Conference in Asheville, NC-Hope to See You There!




Event:                         Winter 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
Costs:                          Pre-registration (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 Association.
Registration:               To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/
Other:                          To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989.


                                               

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