Grower groups merge to create Ohio produce growers, marketers congress

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SANDUSKY, Ohio – The Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress, an annual event highlighting the fruit and vegetable industries in Ohio, has taken on a new name.
Now known as the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress, the event brings together the region’s produce industry to share ideas, develop new business relationships and improve the collaboration among fresh produce growers and marketers.
The event will take place Jan. 14-16 in the Nia Center at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
Merger. Earlier this year, the Ohio Fruit Growers Society, Ohio Vegetable and Potato Growers Association and the Ohio Direct Agricultural Marketers Association merged to form the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association.
The goal is to produce quality crops for consumers and processors while using environmentally friendly practices. More than 40 educational sessions and a 100-booth trade show will dominate the event in 2008.
Ohio State University Extension will be offering a wide range of sessions.
The following are some session highlights:

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