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The 2012 Southeast Strawberry Expo will be held Wednesday, November 7 through Saturday, November 10 at the Charlotte Hilton University Place, in Charlotte, NC. The Expo is the Southeast's premier strawberry growers gathering and a great source of crucial information. 

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Special Events You Can SIgn Up For

Sharing Events Please email us to let us know you are bringing something-- it really helps advance planning!

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Basic Schedule & Program Information

Also see the Schedule at a Glance.

Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7: Workshops (1 pm -5:00 pm at the Hilton for all but Food Safety; which takes place on a nearby farm, 2:00-4:30 pm).  Registration for all workshops is limited; sign up early.

Thursday, Nov. 8: Farm Tour New this year is a full-day tour! (Buses leave the hotel at 8:00 am, return approximately 9:00 pm.)The tour will visit the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury and three farms, Patterson Farm, Hall Family Farm, and Springs Farm. Travel by our charter buses is encouraged -- it is safer and more relaxing, allows opportunity for conversation, and also often includes presentations en route or upon arrival that car travelers may miss. For those who choose to travel by car, maps will be provided. Springs Farm Dairy Barn

Friday, Nov. 9: Educational Sessions and Trade Show
The trade show opens at 7:00 am, with coffee and continental breakfast in the trade show area. Educational sessions start at 8:30 am with a "Grower Spotlight" speaker. For the rest of the day, three tracks of concurrent breakout sessions are offered. Lunch is included in all registrations.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Educational Sessions and Trade Show
The trade show opens at 7:00 am, with coffee and continental breakfast in the trade show area. Educational sessions start at 8:00 am with a "Grower Spotlight" speaker and a presentation by Dr. Natalia Peres, University of Florida plant pathologist.  The conference continues until approximately 12:30, with three tracks of concurrent breakout sessions.  Afternoon opportunities on your own include a visit to the nearby Charlotte Motor Speedway. Email us if you'd like more info about the Speedway tour.

For more information: Call 919-542-4037 or email the NC Strawberry Association. Registration materials and online registration will be available soon! Exhibitor inquiries are welcome.