Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers hosting conference

From Staff Reports

The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference and Tradeshow will be Nov. 17 and 18 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center. Online registration is open now.

The conference will include a diversified family farm tour of Scott Penton Farms. Tour participants will see and learn about U-pick strawberry, the pumpkin patch, peach production and marketing.

Educational session topics on Thursday include Food Safety Modernization Act rules affecting growers; blackberry, peach and strawberry production; blackberry weed management; disease management in the Southeast; vegetable weed control and vegetable variety updates.

Educational topics on Friday include commercial greenhouse crop production, hydroponics for high value specialty crops, high tunnel crop production, herbs and medicinal plants, pollinator plants, ginger and turmeric production, disease management of melons and tomatoes, marketing and social media.

Grower networking sessions on Thursday include discussions on beginning farmer network resources, tomatoes, cucurbits, fruit and berries, high tunnel and greenhouse production, marketing and agribusiness.

In addition to the farm tour and educational and networking sessions, the conference hosts a large tradeshow with a wide variety of vendors serving the fruit and vegetable industry.

Conference registration has been reduced to $85 this year and includes a one-year membership to the AFVGA. Alabama Farmers Federation members can save an additional $30 by registering with their Federation membership number. Online registration ends November 7. Space is limited.

More information and the Conference Agenda are available at afvga.org.

Clanton

Giles sworn in as new Clanton City Council member

Business

Commission officially approves plan for new courthouse on Highway 145

Clanton

Chilton man convicted by federal jury after 2020 shooting

Clanton

Severe weather sweeps through Chilton County

Clanton

Spring Guide 2024: Warner’s memory lives on through YMCA learning garden

Clanton

Spring Guide 2024: Summer garden flowers coming into season

Clanton

Spring Guide 2024: Connell takes MLF tournament on hometown Lay Lake

Business

Chilton Best of the Best contest entering voting stage

Business

Column: Historic campground under new ownership

Clanton

Chilton unemployment rate increases for fourth straight month

Clanton

Little Local Spotlight: Hardee turns triple play for Knights

Clanton

Peaches growing right on time in Chilton County

Clanton

Lane closure on I-65 in Chilton County

Chilton County High School

Rebels extend winning streak to nine games, limited action during week

Clanton

Providence Baptist Church hosting Easter Sunrise Service

Maplesville

Blue Collar: Watson makes final preparations for NFL Draft at Pro Day

Clanton

Board denies parole for Chilton murder offender

News

Verbena Elementary creates handprints for Week of the Young Child

Clanton

Head Start program discussed at Clanton council meeting

Business

BBCAC hosts tours, speaks on Flutter impact

Jemison

JHS announces March students of the month

Maplesville

AOTW: Smith’s 11 RBIs earns AOTW honors

News

ALDOT holds teen driving safety summit at Verbena High School

Chilton County High School

Anderson claims first outright POTY award