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Check out the 2018 AFVGA Conference & Trade Show Agenda!

posted 08/30/2018

2018 ALABAMA FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS

CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

CLANTON CONFERENCE & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

CLANTON, AL

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

Conference Recording: Did you miss a session? Don’t worry – we have got you covered! Educational sessions will be recorded and made available on flash drives for $25. PowerPoint presentation will be included if recording is not available.