[NAFEX] Southern Fruit Fellowship Conference

Lee Sharp leesharp at cableone.net
Tue Jun 9 21:47:57 EDT 2009

 More info on Conference
Southern Fruit Fellowship

The SFF is an informal organization of amateur fruit growing enthusiast throughout the 

Southern United States.

LSU AgCenter

Vermilion Parish Cooperative Extension Service Building

Conference Room, Abbeville, LA

Friday, July 10

8:30 – Meet Up and Coffee

Welcome and Moderator: Stuart Gauthier, County Agent

LSU AgCenter - Vermilion Parish Cooperative Extension Service

9:00 am. – 9:45 am – Growing Berry Fruit in the Home Orchard

Dr. David G. Himelrick, Professor & Extension Specialist of Fruit Crops, 

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA

9:45 am – 10:30 am – Home Fruit Production.

Dr. Charles E. Johnson, Professor of Horticulture, 

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA

10:30 am – 10:45 am – Break and Refreshments (Provided by Lafayette Master Gardeners)

10:45 am – 11:45 am – Home Citrus Production in south Louisiana

Dr. James E. Boudreaux, Professor and Extension Specialist   (Commerical Vegetables, Strawberries, & Citrus), 

School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA

12:15 pm – 1:30pm. – Lunch at Jeb Guidry’s Citrus Orchard. 1st. Tour

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – Vincent Christmas Tree Farm and Fruit Orchard.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Simon Citrus Orchard

3:50 pm – 5:00 pm -- The Fruit Ranch of Roy Young

6: 30 ++ -- Supper -- LSU AgCenter – Vermilion Parish Cooperative Extension Service                    Building/Conference Room, 1105 West Port, Abbeville, LA 70510

Saturday, July 11

Breakfast On Your On (OYO).

7:45 am. – Leave for New Iberia….

8:15 am – 9:15 am --Romero’s Orchard

9:15 am – 10:15 am – R. J. Robichaux Orchard

10:15 am – 12 Noon – Live Oak Nursery

12 Noon – Lunch at Rip Van Winkle Café Jefferson (Dutch Treat / OYO) 

After Lunch - Tour of the Rip Van Winkle Gardens on your own (OYO).

Have a safe trip home!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jacquelyn Kuehn 
  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 3:01 PM
  Subject: [NAFEX] Southern Fruit Fellowship Conference

  This information was submitted for the next Pomona, but I don't think it will reach people with much time to spare, so I'll send it out so you can still sign up for it. It sounds like a good conference:

  2009 Southern Fruit Fellowship Conference 

  Here is the current information on the upcoming Southern Fruit Fellowship Conference 2009.
  Date:  July 9, 10, and 11, 2009.
  Location:  Abbeville, Louisiana
  Host Motel:  Sunbelt Lodge Motel
  Co-sponsors: LSU AgCenter – Vermillion and Calcasieu Parishes cooperating with SFF.
  Here is the motel information:

  Sunbelt Lodge Motel – Abbeville, Louisiana
  1903 Veterans Memorial Dr, Abbeville, LA 70510
  (337) 898-1453 Fax: 337-898-1463 www.sunbeltlodge.com

  Manager:  Della (daytime) Asst. Manager:  Kathy (evening)
  Welcome to Cajun country. The Most Convenient Motel in Abbeville.
  Friendly greetings and welcoming smiles make staying with us as comfortable as a bright sunny day. Whether you're on the road for a day, a week or a month, you'll feel right at home at Sunbelt Lodge Motel.  For your convenience we have several restaurants, gas stations and a Drug Store within walking distance. 
  A clean, comfortable 99 room motel located on Highway 14 in Abbeville, Louisiana, minutes from downtown, restaurants within walking distance.  Sunbelt Lodge Motel meeting room is available for up to 50 people.
  Rates:  Tell them you are with the Southern Fruit Fellowship:
  Single:  $54.52 + tax Double:  $60.32 + tax
  Robert M. Turley
  LSU Extension Horticulturist
  LSU AgCenter - Calcasieu Parish
  7101 Gulf Hwy.
  Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607-7414
  Ph:  337-475-8812 / Cell:  337-502-2530

  Jacquelyn A. Kuehn
  Musician, writer
  11 AM-12:30 PM M-F (Eastern) 


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