54th Annual Meeting of the NC Tomato Growers Association Winter Vegetable Conference & Trade Show!

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Got to be NC Ag Research Semi trailer

Event Date: February 23–24, 2022
Time: Begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and ends following the luncheon Thursday.
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $50 per person with pre-registration prior to 1/31/2022. Registration after 1/31/2022 and at the door is $60.
Pre-registration is online: Eventbrite registration page

This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high-quality educational program put together by vegetable specialists and agents at NC State Extension. 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 23 at 5 p.m. and Private Applicator “V” Training will be offered for North Carolina applicators on February 24 following the luncheon.

PROGRAM-at-a-GLANCE

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Visit Trade Show
9 a.m. North Carolina Tomato Growers Association Board Meeting

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

  • Growing Broccoli in the SE, High Tunnel Tomatoes, Managing Pepper and Tomato Diseases, Food Safety Updates, Root Knot Nematode Management in Peppers and Tomatoes, Cultural Practices for Grafted Tomatoes, Weed Control, Insect Updates, and more.

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

5 p.m. Fumigation Workshop

Thursday, February 24, 2022

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

  • Variety Showcase from the World’s Top Seed Companies, Experimental Tomato Hybrids with Combined Resistances to Bacterial Leaf Spot and Verticillium Wilt, Variety Trials and Breeding Efforts to Increase Sustainability of Tomato Production, Fumigation and Biological Based Strategies to Manage Soil Borne Pests in Vegetables, and Climate Change: What it Means for Ag in NC.

Noon: Tomato Growers Association Luncheon

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

You may also register by mail by going to our website, printing the registration form, and mailing it with a check to the address on the form. Sponsorship and Exhibitor information can also be found on this same website.