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Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center, 652 R.B. Butler Drive, Mt Olive, NC 28365, USA Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center, 652 R.B. Butler Drive, Mt Olive, NC 28365, USA Tobacco Growers Information 2 weeks away
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Description: Registration for this event is required by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. A program overview and schedule can be found at the link below (copy and paste into browser). Conference fees include lunch and light refreshments. The Tobacco Program Agenda can be found below.

-8:00-9:00) Registration and Light Breakfast & Special Networking Sessions

-9:00-9:30) Welcome and Opening Remarks

Presented by Billy Carter, Carter Farms

-9:45-10:45) Workshop Session A             

Organic Tobacco Management*  Matthew Vann, Tobacco Extension Specialist, NCSU; Lindsey Thiessen, Field Crops Pathologist, NCSU; Aurora Toennisson, Research Assistant, NCSU

-10:45-11:15) Vendor Networking

-11:15-12:15) Workshop Session B

Labor Management* NC Department of Labor

-12:30-1:30) Lunch and Keynote

Keynote presented by Peyton McDaniel, Hickory Meadow Organics

-1:45-2:45) Workshop Session C

·         Demystifing Organic Certification, Mark Dempsey, Farm Services Specialist, CFSA

·         High Tunnel Site Planning, Purchasing, and Construction, Gena Moore, Organic Research  Coordinator, CFSA

·         Maximizing Cover Crop Benefits Through Species Selection and Management Rachel Vann, Postdoctoral Researcher, NCSU

-2:45-3:15) Vendor Networking

-3:15-4:15) Workshop Session D

·         Corn, Soybean, Wheat, and Canola Updates, Chris Reberg-Horton, Organic Cropping Systems Specialist, NCSU

·         IPM Strategies for Organic Sweetpotato in North Carolina, Anders Huseth, Assistant Professor, Dept of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NCSU

·         The Value of Organic Integrity, Glenn Kern, Organic Policy Coordinator, CFSA

 *Required for Tobacco GAP Training Credithttps://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/oclc/
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