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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2007


Contact: Laurie Wood, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(910) 532-4208

N.C. Pecan Growers Association's meeting, workshop
and orchard tour planned for March 24

RALEIGH - The North Carolina Pecan Growers Association will host its annual meeting, educational workshop and orchard tour on Saturday, March 24, at the Johnston County Agriculture Extension Office in Smithfield.

The workshop, which costs $15, features educational sessions, lunch and a tour of a nearby orchard. Representatives from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, N.C. State University, NCPGA and other experts in the pecan industry will present information during the educational sessions and will be available throughout the day to interact with attendees.

The event is open to the public and registration will begin at 8 a.m. For an agenda, go to http://www.ncpecans.org.

For more information, contact Laurie Wood, NCDA&CS marketing specialist, at (910) 532-4208 or e-mail laurie.wood@ncagr.gov, or Bill Bunn, NCPGA president, at (919) 815-5764 or e-mail at b.bunn@earthlink.net.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047