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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013

CONTACT:

Martha Glass, manager
NCDA&CS Agritourism Office
919-707-3120

Agritourism conference planned for Rockingham County Feb. 28

WHAT:

The N.C. Agritourism Networking Association will host a conference titled “Growth and Prosperity in the Next Season” for farmers interested in learning more about the economic benefits of agritourism. The event includes speakers from regional agritourism farms, as well as economic-development specialists.

WHO: Scheduled speakers are Andre Nabors, N.C. Department of Commerce; Brenda Sutton, Cooperative Extension; Arthur Dick, Willow Oaks Plantation; Byrd Isom, Millstone Creek Orchard; Guido van der Hoeven, N.C. State University; Norma Burns, Bluebird Hill Farm; Cheryl Ferguson, Plum Granny Farm; and Bob Reichel, Huckleberry Trail Farm.

WHEN:

Thursday, Feb. 28
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:

Willow Oaks Plantation
432 Willow Oak Drive, Eden

MORE INFO:

Registration is $40 for NCANA members and potential members, or $20 for Cooperative Extension staff. The deadline for registration is Feb. 25. For more information or to register, contact Martha Glass, NCDA&CS agritourism office manager, at 919-707-3120 or martha.glass@ncagr.gov.

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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

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