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Blueberry growers, others invited to Jan. 23 workshop
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Blueberry growers and others interested in growing blueberries commercially can learn more about the crop during an upcoming workshop.
The 2020 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop will be held Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mississippi State University Extension Service office in Forrest County. The Gulf South Blueberry Growers Association is co-hosting the workshop.
New and experienced growers are welcome. Topics include industry updates, cultivar development, market planning and freeze protection methods. Attendees will enjoy a session on wine making by Renee Threlfall of the University of Arkansas followed by a tasting of Mississippi wine products. They also will hear from growers during a roundtable discussion. Sam Troy, who works with North Carolina’s wine industry, will be the guest speaker during lunch.
Cost to attend is $35 per person. Lunch and association membership are included in the registration fee. Individuals can register at the door or online at http://evite.me/Df7TEffUh8. The Extension office in Forrest County is located at 952 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg.
For more information, contact Eric Stafne, Extension fruit and nut specialist, at 601-403-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, contact Stafne at 601-403-8939 or email@example.com.