Meeting Season Starts in Jan

Meeting Season Starts in Jan

It’s hard to believe 2018 is already almost here. The winter meeting season kicks off the first week in January which is only a few weeks away.

Winter meetings are a great way for growers to hear the about the latest research conducted over the last season. Researchers provide data and recommendations that you can use to make the best decisions for your operations in 2018. It’s also a great chance to visit with our state’s top-notch extension faculty.

I would strongly encourage you to find out when your county will be hosting its winter meeting and make plans to attend.  A list and calendar are below which include the meetings that have been scheduled thus far.


Date Time County Location


9:30am – 12pm Blacklands Road Show – Fairfield (Hyde) Harris Steak & Seafood House


9:30am – 12pm Blacklands Road Show – Washington (Beaufort) Washington, NC


9:30am – 12pm Blacklands Road Show – Ponzer (Hyde) Ponzer Community Building
1/16 12:30 – 2:30pm Pitt 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC
1/16 6:30 – 8:30pm Moore Carthage, NC


10am – 12pm Bertie Windsor, NC


9:30am – 12pm Blacklands Road Show – Auora (Beaufort Co) Beaufort, NC


9:30am – 12pm Blacklands Road Show – Columbia (Tyrrell) Green Valley Farms


8 – 10am Gates Gates Millpond
1/26 8:30 – 10:30am Raldolph, Davidson, Chatam Snyder Farms Restaurant
1/26 11:15am – 1:15pm Camden & Currituck
1/26 4 – 5pm Perquimans Hertford, NC


9:30am – 12pm Blacklands Road Show – Plymouth (Washington) Vernon G James Research Center


4 – 6pm Harnett Harnett County Center – 126 Alexander Dr Suite 300, Lillington NC


10am – 2pm Carteret, Crave, Jones, Pamlico Craven County Extension Center, 300 Industrial Drive New Bern, NC


10am – 12pm Duplin & Sampson Duplin County Agricultural Extension Service


5 – 7pm Martin 4001 W Main Street, Williamston, NC


8 – 10am Chowan


10am – 12:30pm Green 101 Brooks-Frizzle St Maury, NC


1 – 3pm Hertford


10am – 12pm Rockingham/Alamance/Guilford 525 NC Hwy 65, Reidsville, NC


12 – 2pm Wilson/Nash/Edgecombe Nash County Extension Center
2/15 5:30 – 7:30pm Johnston Johnston County Ag Center, 2736 NC 210 Smithfield, NC


10am – 12pm Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center


5 – 7pm Cumberland Cumberland County Extension


10am – 12pm Stanly, Anson, Union Union County Agricultural Center
2/20 6 – 8pm Person, Granville, Franklin, Vance, Warren Vance County Regional Farmers Market


12 – 2:30pm Bladen & Columbus Bladen County Extension, 450 Smith Circle Dr. Elizabethtown
2/22 5 – 7pm Robeson

Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Check with your county extension office before making plans to attend.

The North Carolina Commodities Conference is also a great place to hear the latest research and recommendations. The conference is Jan 10-12 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham. You will not want to miss informative learning sessions on the latest trends, technology and this year the key speaker David Hula! There is no cost for attending, but pre-registration is required. Register here.


As we wrap up the 2017 season, we hope each of you has a wonderful holiday season and you take time to enjoy your friends and family. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and best of luck planning for 2018!

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