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.

 47th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association
Oct 29 – 30 2019
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 47th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association. This year’s Conference will be held October 29-30, 2019 at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield NC  27577.
They have an excellent program planned this year. The meeting will begin Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 9:00 am with registration and conclude Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at  2:30 pm. The program will include a segment for the introduction of exhibitors. In addition, growers will have time to visit with exhibitors during all breaks, luncheons and reception. 2019 Conference Program & Registration Packet (Coming Soon)
Contact:Cathy Price Horton, Executive Director
PO Box 58220
Raleigh, NC  27658
Phone: 919-413-9544
Fax: 919-882-8533


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

Also, announcing their new Facebook Page! Be sure to go to and LIKE the new page so you will receive updates on the Short Course.


The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center

Tucson, AZ 85721

T) 520-626-9566    F) 520-626-1700

The 2017 Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomato and Lettuce Intensive Courses will be offered from January 2-9, 2017. The courses will be held in Tucson, AZ at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (1951 E. Roger Rd. Tucson, AZ 85719). The intensive courses feature over a semester’s worth of real university course content in just a week. The courses combine classroom time with hands-on work in the greenhouse to ensure that students receive the knowledge and ability to grow tomatoes and/or lettuce hydroponically. The courses also include useful events such as an engineering roundtable discussion, where attendees can ask our expert engineers any questions they may have, and a special guest lecture by Dr. Merle Jensen on the current state of hydroponics.

The tomato instructor will be hydroponics and entomolgy specialist, Dr. Stacy Tollefson, and the lettuce instructor will be lettuce and business expert, Myles Lewis, MS. Course schedules and registartion information can be found by clicking the links below.

We have set up a discounted room block at the Homewood Inn Suites, which is under 10 minutes walking distance from the CEAC, so it is not necessary to have a car. Every Homewood Inn Suites room has a mini kitchen and there is a conveniently located Trader Joe’s across the street, so attendees can save a little on food costs if they want. Please contact Aaron Tevik at with any questions you may have about the courses. Details from the previously held 2016 course can be found at the bottom of the page.

Registration Information

Discounted Lodging Information

Informational Flyer

Tomato Course Schedule

Lettuce Course Schedule 

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