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2019

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January

Event: 2019 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference
Date: 
Wednesday, January 9 thru Saturday, January 12, 2019
Location:  Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia
Description: NARBA’s 2019 conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia in association with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference (SRFVC), a major regional conference with multiple tracks of educational sessions and a large trade show.
More Information/Registration:  go to http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/2019-north-american-raspberry-blackberry-conference/

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Event: Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Date: Thursday, January 10 thru Sunday, January 13, 2019
Location: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Savannah Georgia
Description:  The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is an educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. Educational sessions, we will address food safety concerns, specific commodity issues on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies.
More Information/Registration: go to http://www.seregionalconference.com/
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Event: 2019 Ohio Produce Network
Date: Wednesday, January 16 thru Thursday, January 17, 2019
Location: Embassy Suites, Dublin, Ohio
More Information/Registration: http://www.opgma.org/general-information/
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Event: 2019 Empire State Producers Expo
Date: Tuesday, January 15 thu Thursday, January 17, 2019
Location: SRC Arena, Syracuse, NY
More Information/Registration: https://nysvga.org/expo/information/
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Event: Growing Our Future Harvest: 20th Anniversary Conference
Date: Thursday, January 17 thru Saturday, January 19, 2019
Location: College Park, MD
Description: The region's premier farm and food gathering is celebrating 20 years! Join us for an extra special three days of deep-dive workshops, farm fresh meals, inspiring speakers, and farmer and foodpreneur learning and networking!
Information and Registration: click here...
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Event: Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 thru Thursday, January 31, 2018
Time:  9 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Registration: Click here... 

February

Event: MGGA Annual Conference
Date: Friday, February 1 thru Saturday, February 2, 2019
Location: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204
Registration: click here...
Description: click here for agenda...

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Event: 2019 NASGA Annual Meeting & 9th North American Strawberry Symposium
Date: Sunday, February 3 thru Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Location: Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida
Information/Registration: https://nasga.org/n-american-strawberry-growers-conference.htm

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Event: Southern Maryland Vegetable & Fruit Production Meeting
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Location: TBA
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Contact: (410) 222-3906 or myersrd@umd.edu
Registration: St. Mary's Extension Office at 301-475-4484

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Event: 18th Annual Regional Women in Agriculture Conference
Tuesday, February 12 thru Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Location: Dover Downs Hotel, Dover, DE
For more Information or to register: http://extension.umd.edu/womeninag

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Event: Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting-Save the Date!
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM (Registration check-in begins at 8:30 AM)
Location: Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting, 18830 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756
Registration: Coming soon
Description: The Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting is geared to commercial tree and small fruit production.

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Event: MGGA Pruning Clinic #1 Central Region
Date:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location:
Fiore' Winery & Distillery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville, MD 21132
Cost: $25 MGGA member; $35 Non-member (pre-registration requested; coffee, tea, and donuts will be provided)
Description:
Fiore’s is a mature vineyard with both vinifera and hybrid vines. This pruning clinic will cover both spur and cane pruning on VSP. Tour of the winery/distillery will be available separately after the clinicProgram will take place rain or shine. An inclement weather date will be set for SEVERE snow/ice conditions.    If in doubt check the website, www.marylandgrapes.org after 6:30 AM the morning of the clinic or call Nichole Krameck 302-222-2184.
Instructors: Bob White(443-618-0955) and Nichole Krameck (302-222-2184)
Registration: Mail with check- click here  Online - click here

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Event: Bay Area Fruit Meeting
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time:
Wye Research and Education Center, 124 Wye Narrows Drive, Queenstown, MD 21658
Topics to include: Why herbicides fail, Soil-borne diseases in fruit orchards, Drivers of honey bee losses, Late season fruit rot control in Grapes, Tree fruit disease management in a very wet year, Performance of late-planted day-neutral strawberries in low-tunnels, Basics of strawberry disease management, And more!

Pesticide applicator credits and CCA credits will be offered. Pre-Registration and fee is required.

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Event: MGGA Pruning Clinic #2 Southern Plain
Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location:
Still Creek Vineyards, 23204 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD 20624
Cost: $25 MGGA member; $35 Non-member (pre-registration requested; coffee, tea, and donuts will be provided)
Description: 
Still Creek Vineyards is a mature vineyard with hybrid vines. This pruning clinic will cover both spur and cane pruning on VSP trellis as well as methods for pruning and training young vines. Program will take place rain or shine. An inclement weather date will be set for SEVERE snow/ice conditions.    If in doubt check the website, www.marylandgrapes.org after 6:30 AM the morning of the clinic or call Nichole Krameck 302-222-2184.
Instructor: Bob White(443-618-0955)
Registration: Mail with check- click here  Online - click here

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Event: IFTA Annual Conference
Date: February 24-28, 2019
Location: Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, Rochester, NY
Information/Registration: https://www.ifruittree.org/ifta-events

March

Event: MGGA Pruning Clinic #3 Eastern Shore
Date:
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location:
Hemsleys Fortune Vineyards 220 Cherry Lane, Queenstown, MD 21658
Cost: $25 MGGA member; $35 Non-member (pre-registration requested; coffee, tea, and donuts will be provided)
Description:
Hemsleys Fortune Vineyards has both young and mature vinifera vines to be demonstrated. This pruning clinic will cover both spur and cane pruning on VSP trellis as well as methods for pruning and training young vines. Program will take place rain or shine. An inclement weather date will be set for SEVERE snow/ice conditions.    If in doubt check the website, www.marylandgrapes.org after 6:30 AM the morning of the clinic or call Nichole Krameck 302-222-2184.
Instructor: Nichole Krameck (302-222-2184)
Registration: Mail with check- click here  Online - click here

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Event: Eastern Winery Exposition
Date: March 19-21, 2019
Location: The Oncenter, 800 South State Street, Syracuse, New York, 13202
Registration: https://easternwineryexposition.com/registration/
Description: The 2019 program features 40+ Speakers and 35 sessions in Enology, Viticulture and Money / Management, and trade show. It kicks off March 19 with three full-day Workshops featuring Sparkling Wines, Managing Microbes and Cold Climate Grapes.

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