Deep South Fruit Vegetable Growers Conference Set For Dec. 3-5 In Mobile

James E. Boudreaux, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  10/11/2006 12:21:28 AM

News Release Distributed 11/25/2003

The LSU AgCenter is among the sponsors for the 2003 Deep South Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Trade Show Dec. 3-5 in Mobile, Ala.

"The meeting offers an excellent time for the growers to hear programs on the latest production information and to attend a trade show with over 30 companies exhibiting the newest products in fruit and vegetable production," said LSU AgCenter commercial vegetable expert Dr. Jimmy Boudreaux. "More than 400 people have participated in this meeting in the past."

LSU AgCenter faculty members are among the presenters for the conference – as are experts from land-grant universities and state departments of agriculture across the South. Among the topics to be covered are agricultural legislation, equipment options for small fruit and vegetable farms, how to get started in the vegetable business, and a variety of others covering fruit and vegetable production.

For more details on the program and to obtain registration forms, visit http://www2.netdoor.com/~mfvga Advance registration for the conference has closed, but onsite registration is set at $55.

Hotel accommodations at the Adam’s Mark Hotel – Mobile, which serves as the meeting site, can be obtained by phoning (800) 444-2326. Be sure to mention the Deep South Fruit and Vegetable Conference to obtain the special $57.00 per night rate.

The conference is a joint effort of the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi fruit and vegetable growers associations and is also sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, LSU AgCenter, Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, Alcorn State University, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Southeast Farm Press/Delta Farm Press and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

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Contact: Jimmy Boudreaux at (225) 578-2222 or jboudreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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