52nd Annual Winter Vegetable Conference & Trade Show

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Buy your tickets by 1/31/2020 to get the reduced rate!

52nd Annual Meeting of the NC Tomato Growers Association Winter Vegetable Conference & Trade Show

This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high-quality educational program put together by vegetable Extension specialist/agents with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. There will also be a trade show and a 50/50 raffle and silent auction fundraiser to support student scholarships. A sponsored lunch and awards program will be included at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be available for those attending the education sessions. Fumigation Training will be available February 19 at 5 p.m. and Private Applicator “V” Training will be offered for NC applicators on February 20 following the luncheon.

Event Date: February 19–20, 2020
Time: Begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and ends following the luncheon Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to 1/31/2020; Registration at the door is $50

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
9 a.m. North Carolina Tomato Growers Association Board Meeting

Afternoon Education Sessions Include the Following Topics (1–4:30 p.m.):

Managing Western Flower Thrips Resistance, Practical Food Safety Advice for Vegetable Growers, Grafted Tomatoes with Late Blight Resistance for the Organic Market, Direct Marketing Strategies, Organic and Conventional Spray Schedule for Tomatoes, Mulches for Vegetable Production, Growing Hemp: Pest Management, Market Trends, and Research Updates, Getting the Most Out of Your High Tunnel, and more

4:30 p.m. North Carolina Tomato Growers Association Business Meeting

5 p.m. Fumigation Workshop

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Morning Education Sessions Include the Following Topics (8:30 a.m.–noon):

Variety Showcase, How to Get the Most Out of Your Weed Control Program, Tomato Variety Improvement at NCSU, Breeding Specialty Tomatoes for Improved Quality and Disease Resistances, Evaluation of Commercial Tomato Hybrids for Specific NC Region Suitability, On-Farm Readiness Review Program Report, and more

Noon Tomato Growers Association Luncheon

1:30 p.m. North Carolina Private Applicator Recertification “V” Training