Alabama strawberry producers should mark their calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 8. The Alabama Extension Commercial Horticulture Team will be hosting its annual strawberry production meeting in Chilton County.
The meeting is tailored to any producer in Alabama or those that are interested in producing strawberries for the first time. It usually attracts growers from all across the state.
This year’s meeting will include speakers from the University of Arkansas and Auburn University. Because it is a sponsored event, it is a free event for all those wishing to attend. However, participants must register ahead of time so event organizers can get a head count for lunch.
The event will be held at 14 Padgett Lane in Jemison, Alabama.
Strawberries are currently being planted in Alabama. Those interested in learning more about various strawberry farms in Alabama, can click on sweetgrownalabama.org.
Acreage has dropped in recent years, though the number of farming operations has increased statewide, according to Alabama Extension. There are more farms with less than an acre of production.