January 17-19, Atlantic City, N.J.

The 2011 Atlantic Coast Agricultural Convention and Trade Show – sponsored by The Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey Blueberry Association and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture – will be held January 17-19 at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. There will be a wide range of educational seminars, vendors at the trade show and network opportunities with the many agricultural professionals in attendance. Coffee and Danish will again be served in the social area located in the center of the trade show.

This year, the 2012 State Agricultural Convention is partnering with the VGANJ in a merge of conventions. Changes for this year:

  • The lunch on Wednesday will be a buffet right in the exhibit hall.
  • On Wednesday night, there will be a large reception, also held in the exhibit hall.
  • The reception will be immediately followed by a dinner in the ballroom upstairs.
  • There will be a luncheon on Thursday, sponsored by Farm Credit East. This luncheon will also be held in the exhibit hall.

The mission of the Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey is to promote and encourage improvements in the production and marketing of all phases of the vegetable industry in the state of New Jersey.

It also seeks to disseminate knowledge of the growing and marketing of vegetables through cooperation with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension, the New Jersey and U.S. Departments of Agriculture, and all other existing organizations and committees working for or interested in the vegetable industry of the Garden State.

For more information, visit www.njveggies.org.

Exhibitor hours:

Tuesday, January 17

8 a.m. to the end of the social hour

Wednesday, January 18

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 19

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.