Extension Programming at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Posted: January 8, 2013
The schedule for the 2013 Convention is posted here.
The day before the main Convention opens, several special workshops will be offered. Challenges and Opportunities for Obtaining Capital with Dr. Clark Seavert from Oregon State University is one of the workshops. Other pre-convention workshops include Vegetable Grafting, Soil Borne Vegetable Pathogens and Developing a Farm Food Safety Plan.
Special workshops on Bottom Line Training and The Art of Giving Great Service presented by ZingTrain are scheduled on the afternoons of January 29 and 30. On January 30, the session “Técnicas de Producción de Frutas y Hortalizas ” will be presented especially for Spanish speaking workers in the fruit and vegetable industries. It will feature various relevant production presentations in Spanish. That evening workshops on Vegetable Seed Heat Treatment and Cut Flower Arranging will be offered.
Many pesticide applicator update training credits are available to Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey growers attending the sessions. The program covers nearly every aspect of fruit, vegetable, potato and berry production. Commercial growers should not pass up this terrific educational opportunity.
Registration is required for all persons attending the Convention trade show or educational sessions. Registration with any of the four sponsoring organizations allows one to attend any of the sessions although there are additional charges for some workshops and meals.
The annual Mid-Atlantic Cider Contest is conducted during the Convention to determine the best cider in the region.
For general information on the Convention program, contact William Troxell, Publicity Coordinator at 717-694-3596 or email@example.com.
For information on exhibiting at the Convention, contact Maureen Irvin, Convention Coordinator at 717-677-4184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.