May 6, 2016
Academy of Crop Production Conference to Meet in June

The Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up to produce a new education event, The 2016 Academy of Crop Production will take place in Athens, Georgia, June 12-15.AcademyCropProduction_UGA

The Academy of Crop Production is a Southern-centric four day conference dedicated to sharing information on advanced ornamental crop production and business management techniques for ornamental producers. The event is headquartered at the Indigo Hotel in Athens. This is not a trade show, but rather a concentrated series of classes that focus on current issues facing growers.

The event is developed for ornamental horticulture growers specializing in greenhouse and nursery production and features a national speaker lineup. 19 presenters will cover topics ranging from technology and pest issues to new plant development and marketing.

The event also features a kick off reception on Sunday evening hosted by GGIA at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, then includes a keynote address from Dean Norton, director of horticulture at the historic Mount Vernon, home place of George Washington. The event culminates in the UGA Trial Gardens Industry Open House on Wednesday, June 15.

For more information, visit the Academy of Crop Production webpage or call Chris Butts, GGIA executive diretor, at 706-540-2813.


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