The head of an international produce association will talk about the profit opportunities in the value-added marketplace at the 16th annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. The three-day Expo will take place Dec. 10-12 at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at the Four Seasons Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C.

Edith Garrett, president of the International Fresh-Cut Produce Association, will present the keynote address on the first day of the Expo. She will speak on “Value Added: Tapping into Tomorrow's Opportunities for Profit.”

The three-day conference features a variety of concurrent sessions geared to help people in all aspects of the produce business better do their jobs. CCA and Pesticide Credits will be available. The Expo is open to all agricultural growers, suppliers, buyers and educators.

An extensive trade show will also be held during the Expo.

For more information or to register for the Expo, call Bonnie Holloman or Cathy Price at the North Carolina Vegetable Growers' Association at 919-334-0099 or email bhollom@bellsouth.net. Or visit their website at http://www.ncvga.com.

The Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo is sponsored by the North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association in cooperation with Clemson University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina Division of Energy, North Carolina Farm Bureau, North Carolina Pickle Producers Association, North Carolina State University and North Carolina Sweet potato Commission.