[nafex] Second International Pawpaw Conference...

Kirk W. Pomper kpomper at dcr.net
Tue Mar 13 11:45:34 EST 2001

                                             First Announcement

    The Second International Pawpaw Conference
                                   September 21-22, 2001
                                   Frankfort, Kentucky
                                                    Sponsored by
                                        Kentucky State University
                                       and The PawPaw Foundation

The Second International Pawpaw Conference will represent a unique
experience for scientists, nurserymen, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to
share information about the production and uses of pawpaw. The
conference will focus on progress in pawpaw [Asimina triloba (L.)
Dunal]: regional variety trials, cultivar development, seedling and
clonal propagation, germplasm collection, postharvest fruit physiology
and handling, marketing and product development, and anti-cancer and
pesticidal compounds. In addition to presentations on pawpaw, the
conference will also offer an opportunity to taste pawpaw fruit, tour
the Kentucky State University pawpaw orchards, view demonstrations on
how to propagate pawpaw, and allow participants a chance to sample
pawpaw recipes from the chefs of one of Kentucky’s finest restaurants,
The Oakroom, a 5-diamond restaurant at Louisville’s Seelbach Hilton.

The conference will host a combination of invited speakers and submitted
talks and posters. There will also be a poster session and show-and-tell
session about pawpaw for non-scientists and enthusiasts. Conference
space will be limited to 180 attendees, and pre-registration will be
required for both days of the conference. The deadline for
pre-registration will be August 1, 2001. An estimated registration cost
of $150.00 will cover an abstract book, a copy of the resulting
conference proceedings, transportation from Frankfort, Kentucky to the
Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky, coffee breaks, and lunch and
dinner on September 21 and 22, 2001. The estimated registration fee for
PawPaw Foundation members is $135.00. There are 80 rooms ($66 per night)
being held at the Holiday Inn-Capital Plaza in Frankfort, KY until
August 21, 2001 for conference participants. For registration
information, follow this link to:
http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/conference/default.htm or write: Dr. Kirk
Pomper, Kentucky State University, 129 Atwood Research Facility,
Frankfort, KY 40601. If you would like to make a presentation at the
meeting, please indicate this with your request for registration
information. Pre-register as quickly as possible; we expect conference
spots will go quickly. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Thursday, 9/20/01
10:00 am                KSU Small Farm Field Day-all day at KSU farm
(Free event)
 6:00-9:00 pm        On your own pre-conference gathering at Jim’s
Seafood Restaurant
                               in Frankfort, Kentucky

Friday, 9/21/01
  8:00-9:00 am        Registration and refreshments-KSU Extension
  9:00-9:15 am        Introductory remarks and welcome
  9:15-9:35 am        Overview of KSU program
  9:35-10:30 am      Propagation Round Table
10:30-10:45 am      Break
10:45-12:00 Noon  Regional Variety Trial Reports
12:00-1:15 pm        Lunch
  1:15 -1:30 pm       Board buses
  1:30-2:30 pm        Trip to Seelbach in Louisville
  2:45-3:30 pm        Fruit tasting and discussion
  3:30-4:45 pm        Fruit ripening and handling
  4:45 –5:00 pm       Break
  5:00- 6:00 pm       Cooking with Pawpaws –Adam Seger, Chefs Jim
Gerhardt and
                               Michael Cunha
  6:00 – 9:00 pm      Dinner at the Seelbach from the Chefs of the Five
                               Restaurant, the Oakroom PPF award
presentations, show-and-tell
                               session, and posters
  9:15 pm                Return to Frankfort

Saturday, 9/22/01
  9:30-10:00 am      Refreshments at KSU farm
10:00-10:30 am      Pawpaw Anti-cancer and pesticide products
10:30-12:00 Noon  Marketing Pawpaw
12:00-1:00 pm        Box lunch
  1:00-2:00 pm        Pawpaw Growers Roundtable
  2:00-4:00 pm        Submitted talks and additional posters
  4:00-5:00 pm        Orchard tours, fruit and product tasting, grafting
                               nursery production demo
  5:00-8:00 pm        Closing Dinner at the KSU Farm

Area Attractions and Self-guided Opportunities

There are many area attractions in Frankfort, Kentucky and surrounding
area. In Frankfort you will find: The Kentucky History Center, Liberty
Hall (1796) Historic Site, The Orlando Brown House (1835), Old State
Capitol and History Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright's Zeigler-Brockman House,
Kentucky State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum, Daniel Boone's
Grave at Frankfort Cemetery, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources Salato Wildlife
Education Center & Game Farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Rebecca-Ruth
Candy Inc.- world famous as the "Originators of Bourbon Candy"- and many
other attractions. In the surrounding area you will find: Kentucky Horse
Park in Lexington; Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
near Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Shakertown; Kentucky; Natural Bridge State
Park Resort; and many other sites of interest.

Conference Program Committee Members: Kirk Pomper (Chair), Robert
Barney, Noland Williams, Charliese Brown, Dewayne Ingram, Snake Jones,
Eddie Reed, Marion Simon, Mac Stone, Susan Templeton, Jean Ward, and
Wyvette Williams
Committee Advisor: Harold R. Benson
Proceedings Associate Editor: Robert Barney

Kirk W. Pomper, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator of Horticulture
Kentucky State University
129 Atwood Research Facility
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-597-5942
Fax:   502-597-6381
Email: kpomper at dcr.net
or kpomper at gwmail.kysu.edu

Get the latest information on the upcoming Conference:
2nd International Pawpaw Conference
Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, 2001, Frankfort, KY

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