You are invited to attend the Eighth annual NCCBRGA meeting. As always we have an interesting and educational program scheduled. The meeting will be held in the Cleveland County Extension Auditorium at 130 S. Post Rd. Shelby, NC 28152. In order to plan for the meal you will need to RSVP by March 6th by calling 704-482-4365. If you have any questions, need directions or if you would like to sponsor the meeting, feel free to call. There will be a $12 registration fee for the meeting. We will also be collecting, 2015 NCCBRGA annual membership dues. Make sure to thank and visit our numerous sponsors, which will be set in the back of the auditorium!
Below is a copy of the agenda.
Eight Annual NC Commercial Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Association Meeting
Wednesday March 11, 2015
Cleveland County Extension Office Auditorium
Shelby, NC 28152
9:00-9:05 Opening Remarks and Welcome. Daniel Shires, NC Cooperative Extension
9:05-10:00 Ins and Outs of H2A Worker Program, Dan Bremer AgWorksInc
10:15-11:15 “Making the Grade” Blackberry Fruit Quality and Grading, NCDA&CS
11:15-12:00 Legislative Update for your Farm, Debbie Hamrick NC Farm Bureau
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Vendor Visits
1:00-1:20 Impacts of Herbicide Strip Width, Wayne Mitchem NCSU
1:20-1:50 Blackberry Pesticide Updates, Andy Rollins Clemson Extension
1:50-2:15 Blackberry Bloom to Ripe Study, Daniel Shires NCCE
2:15-3:00 New Blackberry Varieties for Replant Considerations, Gina Fernandez, NCSU