2013 Gulf South Blueberry Growers Association Field Day in Mississippi

The 2013 Blueberry Growers Field Day & Trade Show will be held 8:00 AM, October 10, 2013 at Blue River Farm in Covington County, Mississippi.

You are invited to attend the 2013 Gulf South Blueberry Growers Association Blueberry Growers Field Day & Trade Show. This Field Day will be an excellent opportunity to see blueberry management and production techniques and learn about innovative ways to plant and produce blueberries. Blue River Blueberry Farm, located at 1876 Highway 532, Mount Olive, MS 39119, is a 60 acre, highly successful blueberry farm. It is an excellent example of how good management, close attention to detail and innovative ideas can result in vigorous plants, high yields and the production potential expected from a well-run blueberry farm. All phases of blueberry production are involved including planting, establishment, maintenance, harvesting, grading, packing and shipping. Tours will be conducted, equipment demonstrated and we’ll discuss the techniques used to manage this productive blueberry farm.

The program for the day is designed to highlight the innovative things that contribute to the farms’ success. We will discuss these practices in a concise program. However, we will not spend a lot of time with formal talks. There will be plenty of time for visiting with the exhibitors at the Trade Show, examining equipment and products, discussing blueberry production practices with fellow growers and touring the Processing Facility and Farm.

Please pre-register, if you plan to attend the Field Day. Grower registration is $20.00 per member. Please fill out and return the enclosed registration form by October 1. You can pay your dues when you register and your membership will be paid through December 2014. Join the Growers Association as a farm or family and your family members or employees can all register as members. This will be a very productive day. Lunch, drinks and refreshments will
be provided.

Directions to Blue River Farm – The farm is located between Mount Olive and Hot Coffee, MS on Highway 532. The address is 1876 Highway 532, Mount Olive, MS 39119.From U.S. Highway 49 at Mount Olive, turn East on Highway 35, cross the railroad track and bridge, take a right on Highway 532, travel 9.3 miles, Blue River Farm is on the Right.

From Laurel, turn West on Highway 84 and travel 16.6 miles, turn North on Highway 532 just past Leaf River Bridge, Blue River Farm is 6.5 miles on the Left.
From Collins – turn East on Highway 84 and travel 10.4 miles, turn North on Highway 532, Blue River Farm is 6.5 Miles on the left.
The phone number at Blue River Farm is 601-797-3896, if you have trouble finding it.
If you have questions about the Blueberry Growers Field Day and Trade Show contact John Braswell at 601-795-5558 or gulfsouthblueberry@gmail.com or Eric Stafne at 601-403-8939 and estafne@ext.msstate.edu

Click this link for more information and the registration form: MS Blueberry Field Day 2013 Info and Registration

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