January 5-8, 2012, Savannah, Ga.

The Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference – held January 5-8 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. – is the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. Anyone with an interest in specialty crop agriculture is invited to be a part of this event to address food safety, specific commodity sessions on production practices and increased yields, marketing strategies, and interact with key suppliers and growers.

Special events include a welcome reception and live auction held on the trade show floor; the general session with special guests and speakers; the Saturday night reception held at the Westin Savannah Harbor; the annual Silent Auction; an industry roundtable (GFVGA, GA/SC peach councils, watermelon, muscadine, strawberry, blueberry, onion, pecan, blackberry/raspberry and organic associations are invited) discussing issues of mutual concern to growers and suppliers alike; and much more.

Educational Conference

The SE Regional Conference has become one of the premier production-oriented conferences in the nation. A major part of this success is the educational conference, offering commodity-specific information for peach, general vegetable, muscadine, pecan, Vidalia onions, blueberry, sweet corn, raspberries and blackberries, watermelon and strawberry. There are also educational programs focusing on food safety, organic production and roadside marketing, and new this year is business operations.

In addition, agricultural scientists will present results of their studies in posters for your review. This is invaluable information you cannot afford to miss. All educational sessions will be held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, across the Savannah River on Hutchinson Island.

For more information and to register, contact the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, P.O. Box 2945, LaGrange, GA 30241; call 877-994-3842; fax 706-883-8215; or visit www.gfvga.org.