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AFVGA Conference Registration Ends Tonight at Midnight!

posted 10/18/2017

From marketing and weed management to cucurbits and environmental controls, the Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) Conference and Trade Show is fertile ground for producer education.

The annual convention is Nov. 16-17 at the Clanton Conference & Performing Arts Center in Clanton. Registration is $100 and closes Oct. 23 at tinyurl.com/afvga17.

AFVGA Executive Director Mac Higginbotham called the conference and trade show a one-stop-shop for farmers to glean information and network.

“Alabama’s horticulture industry is booming in response to consumers buying more local fruits, vegetables and added-value products,” Higginbotham said. “Our conference is a great opportunity for new producers and seasoned growers to share information and learn from industry experts.”

Workshops will cover:

  • Food safety

  • Greenhouses

  • Fruit and berry production

  • Irrigation

  • Pollinator management and more.

Keynote speaker Dr. Amnon Erez will discuss peach production issues to close the conference. Erez works at Israel’s Agricultural Research Organization.

Trade show booths are $400 for industry and $300 for nonprofits, universities and agencies.

Attendees can tour Boozer Farms, a diversified family operation in Thorsby, for an additional $15. Educational sessions will be recorded and available on flash drives for $25. Lunch Nov. 16 is provided courtesy of the Alabama Farmers Cooperative.

Register by clicking here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-alabama-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-annual-conference-tradeshow/event-summary-093beb9c9f1a42ba92f9f0ce737ca82b.aspx?dvce=1

The registration deadline is Monday, October 23.

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