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Fruit, vegetable growers plan December meeting
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Fruit and vegetable growers will converge on Biloxi Dec. 4 through 6 to learn the tricks of the trade to make them better producers in the future.
The Deep South Fruit and Vegetable Conference will take place at the convention center in the President Broadwater Towers Hotel on Beach Boulevard. Conference participants from Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi will attend with an expected crowd of 500 people.
Organizers have planned concurrent sessions for vegetables and fruits, in addition to specialty crops, organics, citrus and blueberries. A special session is planned on the first evening for people considering starting a produce business. The program and pre-registration information is available on the internet at http://www.msstate.edu/dept/cmrec/mfvga.htm.
Session leaders will include specialists from Mississippi State University's Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, as well as experts from other universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private industry.
For more information, contact MSU Extension professors Rick Snyder at (601) 892-3731 or David Nagel, (662) 325-4558.