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2019 Annual Conference

Registration fee (includes lunch): $35/person for NCMGA members, $50/person non-members.

To Register: Full registration and payment will be taken on-site; payment by check or cash only. To be sure to be included in meal counts, please call 919-222-1841 or email by Tuesday, March 12 to pre-register.

Location: Bladen County Extension Office, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown NC 28337


8:30-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:15         Welcome – Ervin Lineberger, NCMGA President    

9:15-9:30         Report from the NC Wine and Grape Council – Whit Winslow, Executive Director; Report from the NC Winegrowers Association – Chuck Johnson, Shadow Springs Vineyard, Hamptonville, NC

9:30-9:45         NCMGA Revitalization Project – Debby Wechsler, consultant

9:45-10:15       Keynote – Mark Friszolowski , Childress Vineyards, Lexington, NC

10:15-10:30    Break   

10:30-10:50    Variety Highlights – Terry Bland, Retired NCSU, Dept. of Horticultural Science

10:50-11:10     Diseases – Bill Cline, NCSU Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology

11:10-11:30     Insects – Whit Jones , Cottle Farms, Faison, NC

11:30-11:50    Weeds – Kira Sims/Katie Jennings, NCSU Dept. of Horticultural Science

11:50-12:10    Problems Observed in 2018 and Extension Resources – Mark Hoffmann, NCSU Dept. of Horticultural Science

12:10-1:10       Lunch, visit with exhibitors

1:10-1:40          Fresh Market post-harvest handling and marketing standards – Penny Perkins-Veazie, NCSU Plants for Human Health Institute   

1:40-2:00         Seedless Muscadine Grape Update – Jeff Bloodworth, grape breeder, Gardens Alive!, Hillsborough, NC

2:00-2:30          Wine-making panel – Mark Friszolowski, Childress Vineyard; Nadia Hetzel , Cypress Bend Vineyards, Wagram, NC;  others TBA

2:30-2:45          New development in muscadine markets  – Grower Panel

3:00 pm: Membership meeting of the NCMGA.  If you are not a current member, you can join or renew at the meeting.

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Annual NCMGA Conference

Don't forget to register for the Annual NCMGA Conference!

The NCMGA Conference will be held on January 28, 2017 at Lu Mil Vineyard, 1585 HWY 701 South Elizabethtown, NC 28337

8 am- 9 am Registration
9 am- 5 pm Business Meeting, Industry Sessions, Trade Show
Lunch Included

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