November 8-10, 2009
Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Expo attendees may attend educational sessions, workshops and an industry trade show at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. They will also have the opportunity to tour Vollmer Farm in Bunn, N.C., and several Raleigh sites such as the N.C. State Micropropagation Unit, the NCDA&CS; Agronomics Lab and the N.C. State Farmers Market.
Hot topics for breakout sessions include: Fumigation Options, Insect & Disease Diagnosis & Management, Season Extension Technology, Cover Crops in Strawberries, Community Supported Agriculture, Managing the Farm Market, How to Have Sweet, Flavorful Berries, Farm Image Makeover, Using Email Messaging and Blogging, Row Covers, Adding Blueberries and Blackberries to your Farm, Double-cropping, Farming across Generations and Managing a Food Safety Outbreak.
A MIDAS training and certification will be offered by Arysta LifeScience.
Special events at the Expo this year include a Young Growers Breakfast, an Auction to raise funds for strawberry research and a Farm Promo Display and Contest. Plan to bring examples of your farm’s newsletters, mailings, email newsletters or messages, logo or other promo, for display and judging for prizes.