PITTSBORO, N.C. — Registration is now open for the 2021 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, which will be held virtually on February 22-25, 2021. The conference features more than 25 hours of presentations and panel discussions, plus posters (and a poster competition), exhibitor demos, informal forums, and lots of opportunity for networking. A special seven-session short-course, “Getting Started in Raspberries & Blackberries” precedes the conference and starts on February 1. People may register for one or both of these. Early-bird and short course registration end January 25.
“This virtual conference will bring together caneberry presenters and attendees from all over North America and around the world,” comments Jim Jedele, president of the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association and a raspberry grower in Michigan. “While these have been isolating times, farming continues, spring is coming, and we are all looking for good ideas and information. It is such an opportunity for growers like me to learn and connect from the comfort of our own homes or farms.”
For program details, registration, and additional information, visit https://www.raspberryblackberry.com/2021-conference/.
Exhibitor inquiries are welcome; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This conference is being held by the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA), a non-profit membership organization of growers, researchers, and others in the caneberry industry from more than 35 states and 6 countries. Its mission includes providing education and support to growers, promoting caneberries to the public, and supporting research (through its allied North American Bramble Growers Research Foundation. Its annual conference is usually a face-to-face event and moves around the country each year. Recent conferences were in St. Louis, MO; Savannah, GA; and Ventura, CA. To learn more about NARBA, visit http://www.raspberryblackberry.com/about-narba/
–North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association