SE Vegetable Expo Offers Education, Fun

26th annual event will present a variety of industry experts and wide-ranging topics.

Published on: Oct 26, 2011

Vegetable and fruit growers from all over the Southeast will converge on Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nov. 29-30, 2011, for the Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. The event, in its 26th consecutive year, will be held at the Myrtle Beach Embassy Suites, Kingston Plantation, and will feature educational and fun events focused on the produce industry.

Presentations will cover a range of topics, including fumigants, tomatoes and peppers, cole crops, marketing, fumigants, curcurbits, bacterial disease, safety in fresh produce, hot topics, organics, sweet potatoes and pickle packers.

Many of the presenters are crop experts from N.C. State University. And attendees are urged to take time to visit the Trade Show, which will be open continuously throughout the Expo.

Some of the courses offered at the Expo are approved for Continuing Education Credits and Pesticide Recertification Credits.

The event is sponsored by the N.C. Vegetable Growers Association, which was started in 1977 as a multi-commodity trade organization. The Raleigh-based association notes its purpose as the improvement and promotion of North Carolina's vegetable industry. The organization's membership is made up by some of the state's top vegetable growers, brokers, packers, shippers and allied trade organizations.

For more information on the association and on the Expo visit the Vegetable Growers Association website at http://www.ncvga.com/ue.html.

At the website you can also get a look at other upcoming events, additional news and links to related information sources. There are also educational and N.C. Cooperative Extension resources on the website. Download the North Carolina Grower/Shipper Directory at the website, which is a product of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Marketing Division. Its listings include major N.C. growers, packers and shippers. There is also a link to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services "Farm Fresh" Guide with listings of N.C. farms and farm markets, as well as nurseries and garden centers.

The Embassy Suites at the Kinston Plantation is located at 9800 Queensway Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.