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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

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

N.C. Pecan Growers Association to host workshop
and orchard tour Feb. 19

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Pecan Growers Association will host its annual educational workshop and orchard tour Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Lenoir County Extension Center, 1791 Highway 11/55 in Kinston. The event is open to anyone involved or interested in pecan farming.
The workshop will include orchard demonstrations and discussions on weed management, orchard design and using social media to market your pecans. The interactive event will also provide time for attendees to network with other growers and program presenters about specific production questions or issues.

Growers, specialists from N.C. State University and N.C. Cooperative Extension, and marketing staff from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be on hand for questions.

Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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

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