2018 Conference, Program & Registration Information

Registration is open for the AFVGA Conference & Trade Show!

 

How to Register? Online registration for Attendees, Exhibitors, Vendors & Speakers Click Here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-alabama-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-annual-conference-tradeshow/event-summary-7222fea6a94e4233b54545ada1e3598b.aspx

 

 

Join us again this November 15 & 16 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center located at 850 Lay Dam Rd. Clanton, AL, 35045

 

 

Registration Information: We are very excited to announce AFVGA is passing on the savings to you! The registration cost to attend has been lowered!

 

 

 

Registration for Attendees: Conference & Trade Show will be $85 per person, $65 for spouse/guest and includes a one-year membership to the AFVGA.

 

  • Registration for Industry: Exhibitors & Vendors has been lowered to $300 per booth with two people attending and includes a one-year membership to the AFVGA. $40 for electricity, $65 for additional persons. Equipment display, and sale of products is allowed at the conference.

 

  • Registration for Non-profit, Agencies & Universities: Trade Show cost has been lowered to $200 per booth with two people attending and includes a one-year membership to the AFVGA. ($40 for extra electricity), $65 for additional persons.

 

  • Conference flash drive: $25 (contains presentations and videos that will be mailed after the conference).

 

How & When to Register?

 

Registration is open for the AFVGA Conference & Trade Show!

 

How to Register? Online registration for Attendees, Exhibitors, Vendors & Speakers Click Here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-alabama-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-annual-conference-tradeshow/event-summary-7222fea6a94e4233b54545ada1e3598b.aspx

 

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA:

 

Thursday, November 15

 

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Conference Registration Open

 

9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Trade Show Open

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Welcome Luncheon/General Assembly

Bobby Boozer, AFVGA President

Dr. Desmond Layne, Auburn Horticulture Department Head

Rick Pate, Alabama Agriculture & Industries Commissioner-Elect

Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Extension (ACES)

William Green, Alabama TREASURE Forest Association

 

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Producer Networking Sessions

Fruit & Berry Production

Jimmy Witt

U-Pick & Agritourism Promotion

Scott & Rachell Penton

Beginning Farmer Network

Karen Wynne, Beth & Josh Hornsby, Dr. Allen Straw

Market Readiness & Produce Safety Resource Panel Discussion

Dr. Barrett Vaughn, Tuskeegee University

Rudy Pacumbaba, Alabama A&M University

Dr. Jean Weese, Auburn University (AU)

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Educational Sessions Round 1

Blueberry Establishment

Arnold Caylor, ACES

Update on Irrigation & Fertigation

Dr. Charles Barrett, UF/IFAS Extension

Carrot Production

Dr. Joe Kembel, ACES

Tomatoes

Dr. Allen Straw, Harvest Moon Plants, Galax, Va.

 

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Educational Sessions Round 2

Growing Muscadines Successfully

Arnold Caylor, ACES

Turmeric & Ginger: Medicinal Benefits

Tia Gonzalez, AU

Gummy Stem Blight on Cucurbits

Dr. Kassie Connor, ACES

Cucumbers

Dr. Allen Straw, Harvest Moon Plants, Galax, Va.

Conference Agenda

Friday, November 16

 

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Trade Show Open

 

8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Educational Sessions Round 1

Herbicides in Sweet Corn & Tomatoes

Dr. Steve Li, AU/ACES

Mushroom Production

Allen Carroll, Fungi Farm

Plant Nutrition in Greenhouse Systems

& Greenhouse Equipment and Maintenance

Dr. Jeremy Pickens, AU/ACES

On-Farm Readiness Review

Christy Smith, Andy Tipton, ADAI

James Miles, ACES

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Vendor Brunch, Interaction with Vendors

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Educational Sessions Round 2

Bacterial Blight in Tomatoes & Peppers

Dr. Neha Potnis, AU

Cowpea Curculio Identification & Management

Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, ACES

Greenhouse & High Tunnel Pest Management

Dr. Jeremy Pickens, AU/ACES

Peach Production — Panel Update

Dr. Edgar Vinson, Dr. Elina Coneva, Dr. Desmond Layne,

Mike Reeves

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing Keynote Address

Advances in Fruit Production

Dr. Desmond Layne, AU

 

11:40 a.m Introduction of New AFVGA Executive Director

Bobby Boozer

 

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Conference Wrap-up, General Election, Evaluation & Door Prizes

Bobby Boozer, Dr. Ayanava Majumdar

ALABAMA FRUIT & VEGETABLE GROWERS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 11000

Montgomery, AL 36191-0001

 

 

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