If you grow fruits and vegetables in Alabama, make plans to attend the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Tradeshow to join your partners who feed Alabama. The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be Friday, Feb. 8 at the Ham Wilson Arena and Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center in Auburn, Ala. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Association are organizing this conference. The two organizations have collaborated for more than 30 years to provide educational opportunities to the state’s fruit and vegetable growers.
Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, an Extension entomologist who leads Extension’s Commercial Horticulture Team, says demand for locally grown produce continues to increase.
“Consumers are hearing the message that purchasing locally grown fruits and vegetables can mean better quality,” says Majumdar.