Update on Muscadine Extension Meeting: AUGUST 14, Lu Mil Vineyards

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Dear colleagues and friends,

I am very happy to announce the first our first Muscadine Extension Team Building effort for North Carolina.
This meeting focuses on developing and building extension teams and to coordinate extension efforts around the muscadine industry in the Southeast.

This meeting focus primarily on extension personnel, but we want specifically reach out to interested growers as well.

1.) Where and when?
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: LuMil Vineyards, 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown, NC
2.) Agenda:

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.:

Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: 

Educational Sessions (max. 30 min talk + 10 min. for discussion)

  • 9:00 – 9:40: Patrick Connor (UGA): Selection of muscadine cultivars for the fresh market
  • 9:40 – 10:20: Elina Convea (Auburn): Common problems in grape production in Alabama
  • 10:20 – 11:00: Phil Brannen (UGA): Muscadine Disease Management in the Southeast
  • 11:00 – 11:40: Hannah Burrack (NCSU): What we know and don’t know about insect management in southeastern muscadines
  • 11:40 – 12:20: Cain Hickey (UGA) and Mark Hoffmann (NCSU): Introducing projects on muscadine production

12:20 – 2:00 p.m.: 

Outbreak Session with Robin Clinton, USDA: Muscadine Grade Standards

Lunch Break (provided)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: 

Extension Team Building

  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Break-out sessions: Groups of agents, growers and specialists develop main extension objectives
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Discussion of extension goals; Identification of extension team chair; Follow-up steps

4.) Registration:

Registration is required: Please register for the meeting through our online form.

5.) Who is invited:

Please reach out to everyone you think might be interested in this, especially extension agents and interested growers.