Schedule is subject to change

Thursday, June 18, 2015
12:00 – 18:30 Registration at Embassy Suites Hotel, Charlotte, NC

13:30 – 18:30 Explore Charlotte on your own

18:30 – 21:00 Pre-symposium Tour Welcome Reception at Embassy Suites


Friday, June 19, 2015
7:00 – 7:45 Registration

7:00 – 7:45 Breakfast at the Embassy Suites

8:00 – 11:30 Tour Piedmont Research Station, Salisbury, NC. See caneberries, strawberry tunnel propagation, blueberries and muscadines

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Mt Ulla, NC

14:00 – 17:00 Tour Plants for Human Health Institute
NCSU: Post harvest lab tour and demonstration
Appalachian State: Bod Pod, Natural product testing, exercise physiology
PHHI: P2EP

17:00 Group Photo at Core Building. Drive to Pity Sakes Lodge

18:00 – 20:30 Dinner and entertainment at Pity’s Sake Lodge

Saturday, June 20, 2015
7:00 – 7:45 Registration

7:00 – 7:45 Breakfast at hotel

8:00 – 12:00 Visit NC blackberry growers
Tour Mitchem Farms, Vale, NC. See blackberry production demonstration trials and cold storage facilities
Tour Crotts Farm, Lawndale, NC. See APF-45 and farm stand.

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at Crotts Farm

14:30 – 18:00 Visit SC caneberry growers
Tour Bush-N-Vine Farm, York, SC. See tunnel raspberries, NC selections and blackberries
Strawberry Hill Farm, Chessnee, SC . See blackberry and NC selections. Peach taste test.

18:30 Dinner at Strawberry Hill Farm

Sunday, June 21, 2015
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast and checkout of Embassy Suites

10:00 – 12:30 Stowe Botanical Garden Tour and lunch

13:00 – 14:00 Killdeer Farm, Kings Mt., NC. See blackberry production and SWD trials.

15:00 – 16:00 Arrive in Asheville and check into Renaissance Hotel