2019 Mid-Atlantic Strawberry Programs

TO: Mid-Atlantic Strawberry Growers

FROM: Roy D. Flanagan III – Agriculture Extension Agent

SUBJECT: Mid-Atlantic Strawberry Programs – February 26 & 27, 2019

DATE: January 21, 2019

I hope this letter finds you well and excited about the 2019 strawberry crop.  This letter is to inform you of our upcoming 2019 Mid-Atlantic Strawberry Programs on February 26th and 27th. Our Strawberry Field Walk will be held on February 26th from 12:30 p.m. until dark. Our Evening Program, “Soil Fumigant Applicator Training and Certification” will take place immediately following the Field Walk. Our Strawberry School and Tradeshow is the following day, February 27th, at the Advanced Technology Center from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additional details are enclosed on the reverse of this letter for your review.

We are currently in the process of pursuing pesticide recertification credits for the Strawberry School from Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Please contact me directly if you would like to be notified when they are secured. Also, if you are traveling in from another state and would like me to pursue recertification credits for your state, contact me directly and I will give every effort to make that happen.

For those of you attending from out of town, I have been able to secure a special room rate of $89 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Book your group rate for Mid-Atlantic Strawberries Program . Please contact them directly at (757) 422-4885, and mention that you’re with the Mid-Atlantic Strawberry Programs to receive the group rate.

Pre-registration is required for ALL of our programs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly by phone at (757) 385-4769/office or (757) 641-1434/cell. You can also reach me by email at royf@vt.edu.
Many thanks to you all for helping to make this program a success year-after-year. I look forward to seeing you next month!

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Jill Wright at the Virginia Beach Extension Office at (757) 385-4769/TDD# (800) 828-1120) during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations five (5) days prior to the event.