PLANTS FOR SALE
Fresh-Pik Produce, Inc.
Contact: Jim Warenda – (252)205-2783
17,000 – Camarosa plugs
400 – Ruby June plugs
600 – Fronteras plugs
Leggett Farming Partnership
Contact: Sue Leggett – (252)904-5594
5,000 – Camarosa cut-offs
Contact: Alan – (252)504-1803
5,000 – Camino Real cut-offs
Cottle Strawberry Nursery
Contact: Diana – (910)267-4531
600,000 – Camarosa (fresh plugs or cut-offs)
Indiana Berry & Plant Co
Contact: Karla Simmons – 1-800-295-2226
30,000 – Chandler bare root available (offering 15% discount off plants to North Carolina or South Carolina growers – offer expires 10/31/18)
Contact plant suppliers directly to get an update on their availability.
If you have plants for sale, email the information to Kristy Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
“SAVE THE DATE”
2018 Southeast Strawberry Expo
Dates: November 7-9, 2018
Location: Embassy Suites Winston-Salem
EXPO REGISTRATION DUE BY: October 31 ($25 late fee will apply after 10/31)
Attendee Registration Form – Expo Attendee Registration Form 2018
Exhibitor Registration Form – Exhibitor – Sponsor Registration Form 2018
Expo Agenda – NCSA Expo Agenda 2018
Farm Tour 2018 – 2018 FARM TOUR
Respirator Fit Testing at EXPO! – Respirator Fit Testing
HOTEL RESERVATIONS: (Wintson-Salem Marriott has extended our $143 discounted group rate until October 24, 2018)
Embassy Suites is SOLD OUT! (rooms are still available at Winston-Salem Marriott – hotels are connected via skywalk)
Marriott: guest room amenities include refrigerator, coffee maker, and flat screen TV, and complimentary wireless high speed internet. Hotel scheduled to complete renovations in summer of 2018 that include a total makeover of guest rooms and public areas.
Click on link below to book room online or call Marriott at 1-800-320-0934 (ask for NC Strawberry Association Group Rate – $143.00)
Embassy Suites: SOLD OUT – no more rooms available
If you have any questions, please call Kristy Phillips at (919)537-2287
DON’T MISS FARM TOUR 2018!!
Date: Wednesday, November 7th (10am-7:30pm)
COST: $85 per person (includes bus, lunch, tour and dinner)
Read more about our Farm Tour-2018 FARM TOUR
Register NOW – Expo Attendee Registration Form 2018
REGISTRATION DUE BY: October 31, 2018 ($25 late fee will apply after 10/31)
Questions – call Kristy Phillips at (919)537-2287
RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING at EXPO!
Cost: $25 (medical clearance, if needed, is an additional $10)
CASH or CHECK only (payable to ECU)
BRING TO EXPO:
Medical clearance – this may be done online at
http://www.ncagromedicine.org/pdf/respiratory/Options-for-Completing-Medical-Clearance.pdf or if unable to do online, you will be able to complete at Expo. Please note: if you have a chronic health condition that affects cardiac and/or respiratory function, please have your physician provide your medical clearance. If your physician provides you with medical clearance, please bring a written confirmation of the medical clearance. It may be done by paper prescription or on letterhead from doctors’ office.
Respirator – only if you already have one.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT purchase a respirator prior to fit testing if you do not have one. We will have sizing kits available and some respirators/cartridges to purchase. We have a grant that allows us to sell them at a reduced cost.
THINGS TO BE AWARE OF:
• Prior to fit testing, we will check your blood pressure, blood sugar, height, weight and will also perform spirometry (lung function test).
• Time needed for assessment and fit testing will be 30 minutes.
• Sign-up prior to the Expo by contacting Tina Clift, Business Services Coordinator:
Work Phone: 252-744-1008
Fax Number: 252-744-1009
We will be offering blood pressure and blood sugar screenings for anyone who wishes to participate.
Download PDF – Respirator Fit Testing
Expo Agenda – NCSA Expo Agenda 2018
Farm Tour – 2018 FARM TOUR
Expo Registration Form – Expo Attendee Registration Form 2018
EXPO REGISTRATION DUE BY: October 31, 2018($25 late fee applied after 10/31)
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is now accepting applications for the NC Organic Cost Share program.
NC Organic Cost Share – APPLICATION
This year’s program will reimburse applicants for expenses incurred and paid between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. Covered expenses include application fees, inspection costs, travel costs for inspectors and sales assessments. You will need to submit invoices showing the costs incurred and paid during this time period.
You also need to submit a completed “State of North Carolina Substitute W-9” form (which replaces the IRS W-9 form used in the past). Detailed instructions on how to complete the form (only the first page) are attached. This form must be completed correctly, or a check will not be issued.
The deadline to apply is Friday, November 30, 2018.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
1020 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1020
New to Agritourism? This webinar is for you.
Agritourism in North Carolina: The Benefits, Critical Success Factors and Marketing: (Recorded live on May 30, 2018). Agribusiness is North Carolina’s top industry. North Carolina is also a leader in Agritourism. Learn about the benefits of Agritourism, or welcoming visitors to the farm, the critical success factors and marketing opportunities for farmers. Most importantly, learn how the collective force of rural assets of agriculture, local food and tourism, matched with economic development strategies, has limitless potential to boost community vibrancy across the state.
How Beneficial is Agritourism? North Carolina Farmers and Residents Respond
Agritourism, Farm Visits, Agro-Tourism— Oh My! Do Farmers, Residents, and Extension Faculty Speak the Same Language?
Agritourism in North Carolina: Comparison Report of 2005 and 2012 Survey Results
Agritourism in North Carolina: Summary of Pilot Study Results.
Visit NCDA&CS website at http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/agritourism/
Place your order TODAY! Order signs, Strawberry Time coloring books and other promotional materials from the NC Strawberry Association
We print materials based on preorders from our growers and may not be able to fulfill late orders. Click on links below to download PDF order form and catalogue
Promo Order Form 2018
Promotional Catalogue Items 2018
EMAIL order form to Kristy Phillips – email@example.com
or MAIL order form to NCSA, PO Box 543, Siler City, NC 27344
NEW COLORING BOOK!!! The Marketing Committee has been hard at work developing a new edition of our “Strawberry Time” coloring book. The new book is the same size, with the same number of pages, but features a brand new full color cover. It tells the story of the strawberry plant from fall planting to spring harvest. The book now includes pages that encourage handwashing before picking fruit in the field and washing fruit before eating it at home. Also tips on how to pick strawberries were added. Each page has new black and white drawings to color and the activities in the back of the book are all new as well.
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