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The NC Tomato Growers Association brings you the 51st annual Winter Vegetable Conference and annual tomato meeting. This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialists and agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. A sponsored lunch and awards program will be included at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be available for those attending.
Here is the link to the Conference Eventbrite page where you can review the agenda and register as a guest, sponsor, or exhibitor: www.eventbrite.com/e/51st-annual-winter-vegetable-conference-and-trade-show-tickets-53096186122?aff
Time: 9:30 am Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7th. Registration at the door is $50
Registration required: To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/
Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, email@example.com.
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Description: This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. The program will include presentations on many different topics to help vegetable growers. The final program will be completed in December 2018. Topics will include such things as Management of Foliar Diseases of Tomato, Using Chemigation to Manage Phytophthora Blight, Breeding for Late Blight Resistance and Tolerance to Bacterial Spot and Verticillium Wilt, Evaluation of Tomato Lines for Late Blight Resistance, Flavonoids in Tomato, Evaluation of Insecticides for Key Pests of Fruiting Vegetable Crops, Native Natural Enemies on Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Growing Industrial Hemp for Cannabinoids in Western North Carolina, to name a few. There will be a sponsored lunch and awards program at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be offered.
PUBLIC MUSCADINE PRUNING WORKSHOP
The afternoon session from 1:00PM - 3:00PM will be open to the public and Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.
PUBLIC REGISTRATION LINK: go.ncsu.edu/muscadinepruning
Please bring loppers and pruners
ASAP’s Business of Farming Conference brings together professional farmers from across the Southeast region to network and share resources to grow their farm businesses. At the conference farmers learn about marketing, business planning, branding, and management from regional experts and innovative farmers. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers, and those seriously considering farming as a profession.
To register and for complete information, visit https://asapconnections.org/events/business-of-farming-conference/
A free 3 hour class for beginning gardeners on the basics of starting a vegetable garden. Topics include: planning, planting and care: managing common problems: and harvesting your vegetables. A gardening book will be for sale to those interested at the end of class. Taught by NC Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
BUNCH GRAPE Production and Pruning Training
Mark Hoffmann, Cain Hickey, Eric Case.
Please bring loppers and pruners.
Lunch on your own.