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NE North Carolina / SE Virginia Pumpkin Production Field Meeting
  •  August 22, 2019
  •  4:30–7 p.m.
  • Sandy Point Farms – 31190 Statesville Rd., Newsoms, VA 23874
  • Free to attend, meal included, but RSVP required at (757)653-2572.

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Save the Date!

Farm Transitions: Intro to Commercial Vegetable Production

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Please join us for this informative meeting geared towards growers who are looking for alternatives to tobacco (other than industrial hemp). This meeting will be a general exposure of getting started in commercial vegetable production. Subsequent meetings will have a more in-depth focus on specific cropping systems. Depending on the final schedule either a sponsored catered breakfast or lunch will be served.
Tentative Agenda:
  • Dr. Rich Bonanno, Associate Dean, CALS & Director, NC State Extension: Moving Product Off the Farm, Business Models, Growing Lettuce
  • Elena Rogers, Area Specialized Agent – Ag & Food Safety: Regulations, Audits & Things to Think About
  • Erin Eure, Area Specialized Agent – Commercial Fruits & Veggies: Insects/Diseases of Cucurbits/Brassica/Fruiting Vegetables
  • Craig Mauney, Area Specialized Agent – Commercial Fruits & Veggies: Considerations for Selling Wholesale
  • Kevin Hardison, N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Community Markets/Grants: TBD

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Save the Date:

AgExpo – Looking to the Future

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  • December 5–7, 2019
  • Wilmington Convention Center
  • 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington NC
Registration and Agenda forthcoming…