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The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Tradeshow will be on Nov 16-17 at the Clanton Conference & Performing Arts Center in Clanton. 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. Registration is $100 and closes Oct. 23. To register immediately, please click here.
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 educational topics such as:
Keynote speaker Dr. Amnon Erez will discuss peach production issues to close the conference. Dr. 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 on Nov 16 is provided courtesy of the Alabama Farmers Cooperative.
Questions? Contact Higginbotham at email@example.com.
To take a quick look at the agenda, please click here. Pesticide points will be available to participanst attending both days of the conference.
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