January 7-10, 2010, Savannah, Ga.

Growers, vendors and suppliers in the southeastern fruit and vegetable industry are invited to Savannah, Ga., on January 7-10, 2010, for the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States. Educational programs and trade show activities will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

This conference is sponsored by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Georgia Peach Council. The conference is held in partnership with Clemson University; Georgia Blueberry Growers Association; Georgia Muscadine Association; Georgia Organics, Inc.; Georgia Pecan Association; Georgia Strawberry Association; Georgia Watermelon Association; Georgia/South Carolina Certified Roadside Markets; North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association; South Carolina Muscadine Growers; South Carolina Peach Council; South Carolina Strawberry Growers; South Carolina Vegetable Association; Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium; University of Georgia; and Vidalia Onion Committee.

Special events include a welcome reception and live auction held on the trade show floor; Product Recall Crisis Management Forum, headed by Dr. David Gombas, senior vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh Produce Association in Washington, D.C.; 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.

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.

Product Recall Crisis Management Forum

The 2010 Crisis Management Forum will offer insight into what happens when a product recall is issued and how to coordinate with FDA, the press, wholesale customers and the consumer. Do you have a crisis management plan or a crisis management team? What would happen if you are confronted with a ‘suggested’ product recall from FDA? The forum’s panel, headed by Dr. David Gombas, senior vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh Produce Association in Washington, D.C., will discuss product recalls. Several southeastern growers that have dealt with recent product recalls will also be on the panel to discuss their experiences.

Industry Roundtable

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an industry roundtable discussing issues of mutual concern to growers and suppliers alike. An excellent forum to voice your opinions and provide input for a 2010 Program of Work to be adopted by the GFVGA Board of Directors in February 2010. A continental breakfast will be served.

Schedule

Thursday January 7, 2010
 • 8 a.m. – Exhibitor Registration Opens
 • 9 a.m. – noon – Educational Sessions: Blackberry & Raspberry
 • 1:30 p.m. – GFVGA Board of Directors Meeting
 • 4 p.m. – GFVGA Annual Meeting
 • 5 p.m. – Registration closes

Friday January 8, 2010
 • 7 a.m. – Registration Opens
 • 8 am – 11 am – Educational Sessions: Peach; Vegetable; Vidalia Onion; Organic Production; Blackberry and Raspberry; Pecan; Blueberry; Food Safety
 • 10 a.m. – Trade Show Opens
 • 11 a.m. – Product Recall Crisis Management Forum
 • Noon – Lunch with exhibitors in the Trade Show
 • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Educational Sessions: Peach; Vegetable; Vidalia Onion; Organic Production; Food Safety; Pecan; Blueberry; Food Safety; Roadside Markets
 • 4:45 p.m. – Welcome Reception – Trade Show
 • 5:34 p.m. – Live Auction in Exhibit Hall
 • 6:00 p.m. – Trade Show Closes

Saturday January 9, 2010
 • 8:30 a.m. – Registration Opens
 • 9 a.m. – General Session
 • 10:30 a.m. – Trade Show Opens
 • Noon – Lunch with exhibitors in the Trade Show
 • 2 p.m. – Silent Auction Closes
 • 2 – 5 p.m. – Educational Sessions: Peach; Vegetable; Muscadine; Blueberry; Food Safety; Strawberry
 • 2:30 p.m. – Trade Show Closes
 • 4 – 6 p.m. – Various Business Meetings
 • 6 p.m. – Reception at Westin Savannah Harbor

Sunday January 10, 2010
 • 8 a.m. – Worship Service
 • 8:30 a.m. – Industry Roundtable Discussion
 • 10:30 a.m. – Convention Adjourns

Exhibitor List
Booth Company
233 A&B Packing Equipment, Inc.
409 Abbott & Cobb
720 Ag Science Books
219/318 Ag-Tronix, Inc.
309/408 Agworks, Inc.
215 Airtec Sprayers, Inc.
105 All About Food Safety
319 American Blueberries
712 Arysta LifeScience North America
627 Asset Design, LLC
804 Atlantic Pallet Exchange
706 B.B. Hobbs Co.
718 BASF Corp.
733 Batten Tractor, Inc.
302 Bayer CropScience
132 BBC Technologies
410 Bell Irrigation Pipe & Supply, LLC
710 Berger Peat Moss
801 BerryTek by WECO
126/128 Best
122 Biagro Western/Plant Protectants. LLC
420 BioBest Biological Systems
315 BioSafe Systems
310 Blackberry Patch
524 Blue Book Services
633 Boston Tractor Co.
327 Bottoms Nursery
201 Bowsmith
203 Brandt
526 Brewt Power Systems, Inc.
512 Brownlee Agency, Inc.
129 Burchell Nursery, Inc.
726 Butler Equipment
C3&4 C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
212 Carden & Associates, Inc.
824 Central Florida Sales & Service
727 Chemical Containers
810 Chemical Dynamics, Inc.
427 Chemtura
610 Clifton Seeds
721 Coastal Agrobusiness, Inc.
226 Coastal Irrigation & Supply Co.
115/214 Compac Sorting Equipment, Inc.
204 Cottle Strawberry Nursery
415/514 Crop Production Services
525 CSI Chemical Corp.
510 Cumberland Valley Nurseries, Inc.
208/210 Curtec of Florida, Inc.
724 Custom Harvest Insurance, Ltd.
520 D & D Irrigation
229 Dillman Farms, Inc.
707 Douglas Speed & Associates
413 Dow AgroSciences
228 Doyle’s Thornless Blackberry, Inc.
701/800 DuPont Crop Protection
813 Durand-Wayland, Inc.
333 Dyna-Lift, Inc.
328 Elixson Wood Products, LLC
119 Enza Coastal Seeds
607 Eurodrip USA, Inc.
227 Fall Creek Nursery
508 Famous Software
423/425 Farm Credit Assoc. of Georgia
200/202 Fertigation Products & Equipment Co.
225 Flo-Tec, Inc.
320 FMC
713 Georgia Development Authority
615 Georgia Federal State Inspection Service
601/700 Georgia Pacific
River Georgia Pecan Growers Association, Inc.
Concourse  
213 Gepco, Inc.
705 Giumarra/VBM
123 Great American Insurance Group
629/728 Growers Mineral Solutions
622 Growth Products, Ltd.
433 H&H Farm Machine
711 Hanna Instruments
515 Harris Moran Seed Co.
222 Haygrove, Inc.
609 Hays – LTI
501 Helena Chemical Co.
715/814 Hendrix & Dail, Inc.
820 HESCO
329/428 Highland Corp., Inc.
719/818 Hillside Orchard Farms, Inc.
418 Hy-Yield Bromine, Inc.
118 Ike’s Welding & Manufacturing Co.
112 Industrial Container Corp
209 Intergro
725 International Labor Management Corp
533 International Paper
624 Island Grove Ag Products, Inc.
802 JACTO/Henry Mitchem Equipment Co.
312 Jain Irrigation, Inc.
702 Johnny’s Selected Seeds
114/116 Johnson & Co. Irrigation
809 JOWAT
124 JR Transportation, Inc.
522 Kelly Seed Co., LLC
211 KOOLJET Refrigeration
324/326 Koppert Biological Systems, Inc.
438 Lakewood Process Machinery LLC
133 Lasseter Tractor Co., Inc.
708 Liberty Acres Fertilizer Corp.
107 Liquid Fence Co., Inc.
723 Littau Harvester
511 LTF Greenhouses
513 Mechanical Transplanter Co.
121 Mid-Atlantic Labeling & Packaging,LLC
207 Miller Chemical & Fertilizer Corp.
729 Mobile FarmWare
612 Mobley Greenhouse, Inc.
826/828 Monte Package Co.
218 Natural Industries, Inc.
306 Netafim USA
110 Newton Crouch, Inc.
422 Nichino America, Inc.
714 NNZ, Inc.
325 Oro Agri
529/628 Pactiv
103 Pal-King, Inc.
419/518 Pemco
206 Peninsula Packaging
621 Perdue AgriRecyle
125 Plant Food Systems, Inc.
421 Plant Health Care, Inc.
411 Pratt Industries
109 Pure Line Seeds, Inc.
111 Purfresh, Inc.
528 QA Supplies, LLC
220 Rain & Hail, LLC
620 Reddick Fumigants, Inc.
102/104 Reid Bros. Irrigation & Equipment, LLC
106 Roof Basket Works, Inc.
808 Root Solutions, Inc.
100 Ropak Packaging
429 Ruskin Ag Equipment
519/618 S & S Marketing, Inc.
521 Sakata Seed America
426 Salazar Machine & Steel, Inc.
127 Sambrailo Packaging
822 Savannah River Agency
619 Seedway, LLC
505/604 Seminis Vegetable Seeds
308 Siegers Seed Co.
523 Sinclair Systems International
113 Southern Blues
625 Southern Container Corp. of Wilson
527 Specialty Tag & Label, Inc.
120 Sun Gro Horticulture
314 Sunbelt Seeds, Inc.
611/613 Syngenta, Inc.
311/313 Temple Inland
108 Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc.
323 The Andersons, Inc.
703 Thunderbird Plastics Ltd.
301 Triangle Chemical
806 True Blue Plants
807 TWC Distributors
101 United Agricultural Services of America
509/608 United Irrigation Supply
300 UPI (United Phosphorus, Inc.)
224 USDA – PACA Branch
321 USDA Farm Service Agency
River USDA/NASS Georgia Field Office
Concourse  
626 Valent
614 Vaughn Nursery
424 VirtualOne / Fresh QC
414 W.P. Law, Inc.
603 Walker-Rhodes Tractor Co.
221 Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
412 Yara North America, Inc.
812 Zeraim Gedera
   

Industry Roundtable

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an industry roundtable discussing issues of mutual concern to growers and suppliers alike. An excellent forum to voice your opinions and provide input for a 2010 Program of Work to be adopted by the GFVGA board of directors in February 2010. A continental breakfast will be served.

Product Recall Crisis Management Forum

The 2010 Crisis Management Forum will offer insight into what happens when a product recall is issued and how to coordinate with FDA, the press, wholesale customers and the consumer. Do you have a crisis management plan or a crisis management team? What would happen if you were confronted with a “suggested” product recall from FDA? The forum’s panel, headed by Dr. David Gombas, senior vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh Produce Association in Washington, D.C., will discuss product recalls. Several southeastern growers who have dealt with recent product recalls will also be on the panel to discuss their experiences.