You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Eastern Plant Board meeting which will be held April 4 - 6 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey and the Eastern Chapter of the Horticultural Inspection Society will be joining us in hosting concurrent meetings with their members.
Located in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, Martinsburg was founded in 1772 and became a major stop on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1842, making it economically prosperous prior to the Civil War. However, it’s strategic location spelled the town’s demise during the Civil War. It changed hands between Confederate and Union forces 37 times during the conflict, was the site of two battles, and home of the Confederate master spy, Belle Boyde.
Today, Martinsburg is the Berkeley County seat. It has a population of 14,972, and printing, shipping and technology services are significant employers in the region. There are several parks in and near Martinsburg such as Cacapon State Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Fort Frederick State Park and South Mountain State Park. History buffs should visit the local museums like Boonsborough Museum of History, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum and the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. The historical sites include Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Jefferson County Courthouse and Antietam National Battlefield.
Getting to Martinsburg
Dulles International Airport is the closest major airport and is approximately 70 miles from the hotel. The hotel is located just off of I-81 using exit 13.
A block of rooms is available at the Holiday Inn. Rooms may be reserved by calling (304) 267-5500, or by visiting: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/martinsburg/mrbwv/hoteldetail. Use the Group Code EPB to get the discounted, government rate of $91/night plus tax 13%.
Parking & Internet Service
Are available at the hotel at no charge.
Meals Included in Full Registration
Welcome reception on Monday, dinner banquet on Wednesday, daily breakfast buffet (Tues. - Thurs.), and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.