The 19th annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo is slated in conjunction with the 23rd Eastern North Carolina Vegetable School Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, N.C.

The conference includes topics such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, food safety, melons, greenhouses, peppers, methyl bromide alternative, sustainable production, labor issues and speciality crops.

A three-day trade show is held throughout the conference, allowing those involved in agriculture to learn about useful products and services as well as network with potential business contacts.

The Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo and the Eastern North Carolina Vegetable School is sponsored by the North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association in cooperation with Clemson University, North Carolina A&T State 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 the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.

For more information, or to register, contact Bonnie Holloman or Cathy Price at the North Carolina Vegetable Growers Association at 919-334-0099 or email: bhollom@bellsouth.net.

The vegetable group also has a Web site at http://www.ncvga.com