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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 2010

CONTACT: Laurie Wood, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
(910) 532-4208; e-mail: laurie.wood@ncagr.gov

N.C. Pecan Growers Association’s meeting, workshop
and orchard tour planned for Feb. 13

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Pecan Growers Association will host its 16th annual educational workshop and orchard tour Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Lenoir County Center, 1791 Highway 11/55 in Kinston. The event is open to anyone involved, or interested, in pecan farming.

Topics to be covered include marketing, weed management, orchard floor management and production practices. Presenters include area growers and staff from N.C. State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Agricultural companies and businesses with pecan-related products are invited to join the program and exhibit products. The event will conclude in a local orchard with hands-on demonstrations.

Cost is $15, and includes lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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

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