Friday, January 29, 2016

2016 NC Commercial Blackberry and Raspberry Association Annual Meeting Information

Subject:           Ninth Annual NC Commercial Blackberry and
Raspberry Growers Association Meeting

To:                   Blackberry Growers and Industry

From:              Daniel Shires, Area Agriculture Extension Agent
Description: daniel sig3

You are invited to attend the ninth 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 Monday February 15 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 $15 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.

Ninth Annual NC Commercial Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Association Meeting
Friday February 19, 2016
Cleveland County Extension Office Auditorium
Shelby, NC 28152

8:45-9:00            Registration
9:00-9:05            Opening Remarks and Welcome. Steve Dalton NCCBRGA President
9:05-9:15            Connect NC Bond Referendum, Daniel Shires NCCE
9:15-10:00          A Guide to Season Long Disease Management, Dr. Phil Brannen UGA
10:00-10:15        Break
10:15-10:45        Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program, Edward Gregory USDA
10:45-11:15       NAP Insurance, Bryan McMurry FSA
11:15-11:30       Labor Update, Norman Sykes NC Dept. of Commerce
11:30-12:00       Blackberry Trellising Options, Daniel Shires NCCE
12:00-1:00          Lunch and Vendor Visits
1:00-1:45            A Guide to Season Long Insect Control, Hannah Burrack NCSU
1:45-2:15            Rubus Ribes Symposium Recap, Gina Fernandez NCSU