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Suggested Upcoming Conferences

The following links are for upcoming conferences that Hydro-Gardens would suggest you attend if you can. We feel that there will be valuable information presented at these conferences that would be of interest to growers at all stages. If you see the “HGI Attending” next to the conference information, a representative from Hydro-Gardens will be in attendance.

 48th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association
Nov 2 – 3 2022
Johnston County Agricultural Center
2736 NC-210
Smithfield NC  27577
Ph. 910-250-4314 They would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the 48th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association.

They have an excellent program planned this year. The meeting will begin Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. with registration and conclude Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. The program will include a segment for the introduction of exhibitors. In addition, growers will have time to visit exhibitors during all breaks and luncheons.

NCGVGA Program 2022

Contact:Cathy Price Horton, Executive Director
PO Box 58220
Raleigh, NC  27658
Phone: 919-413-9544
Fax: 919-882-8533
email: [email protected]


Currently Not Offering Future Courses

2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course
Mar 6th – Mar 7th 2018 Jackson, MS.
Web Site:
If you are a grower of greenhouse tomatoes, or if you have interest in growing this crop, mark your calendar now for the 28th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course. Participating in this program will be the best way to learn all about producing greenhouse tomatoes.The next Greenhouse Tomato Short Course will be held at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, Mississippi on March 6 and 7, 2018. Expert speakers will present seminars on a variety of fields relevant to the production of greenhouse tomatoes.Special topics this year will be components of the greenhouse system, greenhouse design and engineering, alternative heating options, marketing, budget for greenhouse growers, updates on the latest research, plant nutrition, alternative crops, water sanitation, and of course the pest management workshop, which will include physiological disorders, diagnosing plant problems, plant disease identification and control, and pest management.Exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada will be available to show you their products and discuss how to use them. All aspects of production will be thoroughly covered. Plan on attending this Short Course to learn all you need to know about this crop and run a successful greenhouse business. In recent years, the Short Course attracted participants from more than 25 states and several Caribbean and Latin American countries.The Greenhouse Tomato Short Course continues to be the best deal around! Compare this program to others that cost well over $500 to register.Advance registration is $200 (use registration form in mailed packet or online with a credit card), or, if you prefer, you can pay $225 at the door, per person for the entire Short Course..Advance registration is encouraged so that the number of meals can be estimated accurately and must be received by February 20.

Greenhouse Tomato Short Course
The registration fee includes coffee, refreshments, lunch both days, all Extension publications, and some very special promotional items. All those who preregister will also receive the latest edition of the Greenhouse Tomato Short Course cap.

Funds for this project were provided through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, USDA Specialty Crop Grant Program.

Dr. Richard G. Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist
Mississippi State University
Truck Crops Experiment Station
2024 Experiment Station Road
PO Box 231
Crystal Springs, MS 39059
(601) 892-3731   fax (601) 892-2056
email: [email protected]

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