The Georgia Citrus Association invites growers and industry members to its annual conference on Feb. 28 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center.
The event will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes topics like regenerative farming, organic production, nutrient management, winter production and new varieties.
“We’re super excited because we didn’t get to have the conference last year. Although we did have some speakers on a virtual platform, and their presentations were available all year, it’s not the same as having that eye-to-eye contact,” said Lindy Savelle, president of the Georgia Citrus Association. “We have vendors, great speakers and other growers. It’s a day of opportunity, information-sharing and talking about what’s going on, what’s working and what’s not.”
She said there will be more panel discussions at this year’s event. Growers will be able to ask panelists questions about trending topics, such as food safety and crop insurance.
“Panels are really good because it’s not a lecture. It’s more of a discussion,” said Savelle. “When you’ve got two or three people up there, they complement each other. When you do a panel, it provides an opportunity for people to think of something they might not have thought of already.”
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