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2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum

tomatos2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum

December 4, 2014

North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida

UF IFAS Ext 2013 Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service


Presiding: Dr. Henry G. Grant, County Extension Director, UF/IFAS, Gadsden County, FL

A.M.  (Eastern Standard Time)

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:15 Opening Remarks: Dr. Nicholas Cumberford, Director, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center

Moderator – Rome Ethredge, County Extension Coordinator, UGA, Seminole County , GA

8:30 Variety Trials and Fumigant Research Update: Dr. Joshua H. Freeman Vegetable Specialist, University of Florida/IFAS NFREC

9:15 Recall and Trace Back: Erin Holliman, Food Safety Specialist, Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Association

10:00 Target Spot Management Options and Tomato Diseases Trials Update: Dr. Mathews Paret, Plant Pathologist, University of Florida/IFAS NFREC

10:45 Break: Moderator – Justin Ballew, County Extension Coordinator, UGA, Decatur County, GA

11:00 Necessary Requirements for Growers to Successfully Use The H-2 A Program; Mike Carlton, Director of Labor Relations, Florida Fruit And Vegetable Association

11:45 Spider Mite Management Options: Dr. Hugh Smith, Entomology and Nematology Specialist, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center- Balm

12:30 Introduction To The 2015 Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Policy: Tymothy McGuire, Risk Management Specialist, USDA

1:15 Q & A and Sponsors Presentation

1:45 LUNCH

2:30 Annual Meeting of the Gadsden Tomato Growers Assoc., Inc. and the Quincy Tomato Growers Exchange.


Please see the following printable flyer for more details:  2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum Program

As always, we thank our sponsors and clientele for your continued support of our educational programs.




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