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Georgia Grown Symposium - UPDATED!

Georgia's Integrated Cultivar Release System

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Two Day General Admission Ticket
General admission for both days of the first Georgia Grown Symposium, "Growing Your Business with Georgia Grown."
Ended $75.00 $0.00
One Day General Admission Ticket   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Event Details

"Growing Your Business Through Georgia Grown"


Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8-9   |   Macon Marriott City Center

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
Commissioner Black will open the event promptly at 11:30 a.m.

  • Michael Purvis of Harveys Supermarkets shares how to get on the retail shelf
  • Don Koehler, Executive Director of the Georgia Peanut Commission talks about what to do if something goes wrong: Crisis Communication for your business 
  • Farm to School look good to you? Learn more during a panel discussion led by Melanie Harris of the Department of Agriculture
  • Agri-business attorney Joel McKie talks ag contracts, property rights and more
  • Are you a producer looking to access big box retail? Matt Granados of Atlanta's Local Vendors Coalition will tell you how. 
  • Looking for packaging solutions to get to market fast and fresh? American Label's David Williamson has what you need
  • Cooking up a cottage business in your home kitchen? Learn more about the new regulations from Oscar Garrison with the Department of Agriculture 
  • Farmers know Land is their Legacy. Joseph Kuhr of Nationwide keeps it in the family

These are just SOME of the sessions we'll offer, with many offered twice so you can attend every workshop you need to grow. Visit with peers, network with experts, just don't miss this event!

Register now to join us for this important business growth opportunity. You do not have to be a member of the Georgia Grown program to attend, but pre-registration is required.

The hotel has offered a special room rate of $89 to Georgia Grown guests the night of Nov. 8.To reserve a room, please contact the Macon Marriott City Center directly at 478-621-5300.

Have questions about Georgia Grown Symposium - UPDATED!? Contact Georgia's Integrated Cultivar Release System

When & Where

Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

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Georgia's Integrated Cultivar Release System

Georgia's Integrated Cultivar Release System is your starting point for anyone interested in licensing high impact varieties of plants or bring new plant materials to the marketplace. 

The mission of Georgia's Integrated Cultivar Release System is to support the valuable role of agriculture to the State of Georgia and to the United States by breeding, developing, licensing and marketing commercially viable plant materials that keep our nation’s agronomy and horticulture industries robust and thriving. 

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