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Oct
18
8:00 AM08:00

Ginger / Turmeric Field Day

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Ginger & Turmeric Field Day

OCTOBER 18, 2018
8AM - 4PM

VSU RANDOLPH FARM
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

$25 per person.
Students/Children under 12 attend free.

VENDORS/EXHIBITORS who are interested in displaying products or services related to this event, please use this link.

Ginger and turmeric have been used widely throughout history in many different types of cuisines for their spice and flavor, and these spices may also provide a number of health benefits. 

Learn more about the production and marketing of ginger and turmeric and see how to harvest, clean and package these spice crops. 

This educational event will include presentations, demonstrations and a field visit.

8:00 AM - REGISTRATION OPENS
 
8:30 AM - WELCOME
Dr. Ray McKinnie, Dean and 1890 Extension Administrator, Virginia State University College of Agriculture

  • Ginger and Turmeric 101: Production, Disease Management, and Results from a Preliminary Post-Harvest Study at Virginia State University, presented by Dr. Reza Rafie (Extension Specialist), Dr. Toktam Taghavi (Agricultural Research Station), and Dr. Zelalem Mersha (Agricultural Research Station) 


9:30 AM  - GROWER PRESENTATIONS
Experiences with Growing and Marketing Ginger and Turmeric

  • Bill Cox, Casselmonte Farm

  • Richard Harisson, Farm at Red Hill

  • Michael Clark, Planet Earth Diversified 


11:00 AM - FIELD VISIT
Ginger and Turmeric Harvesting, Washing and Packing Demonstrations, 
presented by Chris Mullins and Dr. Reza Rafie (VSU Cooperative Extension)

12:00 PM - LUNCH

1:00 PM - NETWORKING

Visit our Vendors and Exhibitors 
 
2:00 PM - HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER & TURMERIC

  • Turmeric/Curcumin: Working to Strengthen the “Barrier” to Disease Development, presented by Dr. Shobha Ghosh, VCU Medical School

  • Anti-Breast Cancer Effects of Turmeric, presented by Dr. Young Ju, Virginia Tech  

  • The Effects of Health Information on the Acceptability of a Functional Beverage Containing Fresh Turmeric, presented by Dr. Carlin Rafie and Azin Pourkhalili, Virginia Tech

  • Antioxidation and Anti-Obesity Properties of Ginger, presented by Dr. Rafat Siddiqui, Agricultural Research Station, VSU 


3:00 PM - PANEL DISCUSSION
Value-Added Products

  • Dr. Theresa Nartea, Extension Specialist, VSU

  • Michael Clark, Planet Earth Diversified

  • Jackie & Paul Anctil, Sans Soucy Vineyards

  • Donnie Montgomery, Homestead Creamery

  • Brian Nelson, Hardywood Craft Brewery


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Horticulture Program office at mklein@vsu.edu or call (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

Ginger & Turmeric Field Day

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November 16, 2017 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

 

VSU RANDOLPH FARM
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

 

REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4HsomW6YKetG2h2r65-DT6gI-ComEhtNYBuFkattYAaJLrw/viewform

 

Cost is $20 per person, payable by cash or check on the day of the event. Please make your checks payable to "Virginia State University."

Ginger and turmeric have been used widely throughout history in many different types of cuisines for their spice and flavor, and these spices may also provide a number of health benefits.

Learn more about the production and marketing of ginger and turmeric and see how to harvest, clean and package these spice crops.

This field day will include indoor presentations, a grower panel discussion, a culinary demonstration, and a field visit.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program office at (804) 524-5960 / (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

9th Annual Berry Production & Marketing Conference

MARCH 9, 2017
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Gateway Dining Hall
Virginia State University

$20 per person, payable by cash or check the day of event.
(Lunch is included.)

REGISTER ONLINE AT https://goo.gl/forms/zod9M3gMXOJMi4MB2

FEATURING
Berry Health, presented by Dr. Britt Burton, Director of the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology

OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Blackberry and Blueberry Weed Control (organic and conventional)
• A to Z of Blackberry Production
• Marketing Your Berries
• Raspberry Production
• Growing and Managing Blueberries
• Growers’ Round-Table Discussion

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