Commercial Horticulture Winter Meetings
TO: Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Agents, & Industry
FROM: Erin R. Eure Area Specialized Agent – Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Northeast Region
SUBJECT: Winter Meetings
January 19 NC Sweet Potato Commission Meeting, Clinton, 8:00am-2:00pm,
Sampson County Agri-Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton.
**Pre-registration by January 9 is preferred.**
Registration information: http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/wpcontent/uploads/2016/09/Registration-Form.pdf
January 24 Peach Growers Society Annual Meeting, 8:00am-3:30pm,
Moore County Extension Office, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC.
**Contact 357-1400 for registration information.**
Presentations ranging from ‘Why should peach production be a part of a farm enterprise’, to how to market peaches, and everything in between.
January 25 Commercial Vegetable Meeting, 10:00am-12:00pm, Nixon’s Catering, Edenton.
**Call 357-1400 to register by January 20.**
FSMA – Training Requirements & Compliance Dates Product Label Updates
Greenhouse Transplant Production (Seedless Watermelons)
Driftwatch Program & WPS Changes
Sponsored lunch, pesticide credits – 2 hours N, O, D, X.
January 26 Drone Meeting, 1:00-2:30pm, Perquimans County Extension Office.
Brief overview of capabilities, systems costs, potential applications in agriculture, and the current regulatory environment. Time and weather permitting, a demonstration will be provided.
February 8-9 Winter Vegetable Conference & 49th Annual Tomato Growers Meeting,
Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC.
**Discount hotel rate valid through January 8.**
Includes a FSMA Grower Training opportunity. More details and registration at the link below, click on ‘Attendee packet’: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/
February 13 Respirator Fit-Test/Medical Clearance, 8:30am-2:30pm first come first serve,
Crossroads Fire Dept, 105 Center Hill Rd, Tyner.
Fit-Test FREE, Medical Clearance $40. Must show proof of current medical clearance in order to get fit-tested. Bring your respirator if you have one.
February 22 Hampton Roads Fruit & Vegetable Conference, 8:30am-3:30pm, Hickory
Ruritan Club, 2752 Battlefield Blvd, South, Chesapeake, VA 23322.
Mid-Atlantic Strawberry Programs, for more information and to preregister, contact Jill Wright (757) 385-8316.
Feb 27 Field Walk, 12:30pm until dark, Hickory Ridge Farms and Brookdale Farms.
New Grower Workshop/Back to Basics Training, 5:30-9:00pm, location and cost to be determined. Updated Strawberry Plasticulture Notebook included.
Feb 28 Strawberry School & Trade Show, 8:00am-5:00pm, VA Beach
Advanced Technology Center, 1800 College Crescent/TCC Campus, VA Beach.
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