Commercial Horticulture Winter Meetings

— Written By

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.

February 27-28

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.

Written By

Photo of Helen EureHelen EureCounty Extension Director (252) 357-1400 (Office) helen_eure@ncsu.eduGates County, North Carolina
Posted on Jan 11, 2017
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