BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Vegetable Growers Assoc. of NJ in cooperation with Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and the NJ Department of Agriculture will host their annual NJ Agricultural Convention and Trade Show in Atlantic City on Feb. 7-9. This is one of largest grower-farmer conferences on the East Coast.
Growers from around the region are invited to attend sessions focusing on the latest in production and marketing techniques for vegetables presented by University faculty, government agency staff, as well as other farmers.
Highlights from this year’s program include sessions on drones in agriculture, high tunnel production, new plant health technologies and farm brewery crops. Crop sessions will focus on sweet corn, pepper, tomato, wine grape and blueberry production and an organic session will feature a panel on transitioning to organic production.
In-depth workshops on food safety and sprayer technology will allow attendees to gain valuable insight on these important topics. Food safety is always a major topic and farmers attending this meeting learn how to comply with the latest Food Safety requirements. There will also be an all day session for Food Safety Modernization Training.
One of East Coast’s largest trade show highlights vendors and representatives offering wide range of agricultural products and services will run concurrently with the educational program. Additionally, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture will be hosting their State Agricultural Convention where representatives from more than 100 agricultural organizations meet to set policy for the coming year.
More information on our Facebook page Vegetable Growers Association of NJ and our website www.njveggies.org. For more information on Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension visit our website at http://somerset.njaes.rutgers.edu/.
— Rutgers Cooperative Extension