A Blueberry Harvester Demonstration

The following is from Dr. John Braswell, Gulf South Blueberry Growers Association:

Dear Blueberry Grower:

A Blueberry Harvester Demonstration is scheduled for November 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM at the Giles Farm in Waynesboro, MS.

As most of you know, one of the blueberry harvesters, scheduled to be at our recent Field Day and Trade Show, was absent. The McKibben Harvester is an inexpensive pull-along  blueberry harvester, suitable for small or young blueberry operations. There was a lot of interest in this harvester and disappointment that it was not there to see and compare to the other harvesters. Jeff Mckibben promised to bring it down and demonstrate it. True to his word, he will be at the Giles Farm Tuesday, November 13 at 9:00 AM to demonstrate the new harvester. A preview of the McKibben harvester can be seen at:  http://www.mckibbenmfg.com/ . Jeff also makes some excellent grading equipment. Some of his equipment is in use at the Giles Farm and he will be glad to discuss it with you as well as any other equipment he makes.

I hope you will be able to see the Harvester Demonstration 9:00 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 13. Judging from the interest at the Trade Show, I expect a good crowd. If you have any questions, give me a call or send me an email.

Here are directions to the farm again so you do not have any trouble finding it:

From I-59 in Laurel, MS – Travel East 29 miles on Highway 84 to Waynesboro. Take Highway 45 South and travel 2 miles. Take the Dyess Bridge Road exit and travel east 7/10 mile to County Lake Denham Road. Take a right (south) and travel 5.3 miles to intersection. Go straight at intersection on Denham-Buckatunna Creek Road. Travel 3/10 mile to Giles Farm. Look for a white fence and iron gate.

I enjoyed seeing you at the recent Blueberry Growers Field Day and Trade Show. There was a lot of equipment and supplies on exhibit that blueberry growers can use to enhance their blueberry operation. It is good to have the opportunity to visit a farm to see how another grower operates and compare notes with the other growers in attendance. I think we all enjoyed the day and saw some things that can help make our farms more efficient and profitable. I prepared a list of Trade Show Exhibitors for each registered grower to pick up at registration. However, judging from the number I brought home, I don’t think most growers received one. I have attached a copy of the Exhibitor List to this message (Blueberry Field Day 2012 Exhibitor list)  so you will have the contact information for each exhibitor, in case you need to get in touch with them.
Thank You
John Braswell
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