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Description:

Who: Flue-cured tobacco farmers engaged in the production of flue-cured tobacco during the 2018 corp and who share directly in the risk of production of the tobacco crop or in the proceeds of sale of tobacco grown in North Carolina are eligible to vote.

What: Tobacco producers are bing urged to vote for the continuation of their Export Promotion Programs conducted by Tobacco Associates for the next three marketing years (2019, 2020, 2021). A positive vote for Tobacco Associates will allow the continuation of an assessment not to exceed 1/5 of one cent per pound for the growers’ export promotion programs.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Where: The voting will be conducted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at each flue-cured producing County Extension office durning normal office hours.

Tobacco Associates and its promotion programs are unique to the worldwide industry. No other organization office the types and scope of promotion assistance and education to current and potential customers. Customized programs are designed to stimulate demand of US produced flue-cured tobacco by educating prospective customers on the superior quality characteristics of US leaf and its proper utilization. Specifically, these programs: explore and identify new marker opportunities; generate awareness of and create interest in US flue-cured: increase familiarity and understanding of US grades and quality attributes; and demonstrate smoke quality advantages and optimum usability to generate trail and purchase. Providing such a range of expert assistance programs has proven successful in expanding and securing markets for US leaf. The continued support of flue-cured tobacco farmers will enable TA to move forward with its planned export promotions initiatives.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY: TOBACCO ASSOCIATES, INC

Jan 30 Wed

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Please RSVP for the meeting to John Cothren at john_cothren@ncsu.edu or call our office at 336-651-7335.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER CALL: 336-651-7348 after 12 p.m. John will leave a voice mail message if the meeting is canceled and will also notify WKBC, 3WC, and WIFM radio stations.

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To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_hickory (you will need to create an account)
Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019
Questions? Renee Strnad renee_strnad@ncsu.edu

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Please RSVP for the meeting to John Cothren at john_cothren@ncsu.edu or call our office at 336-651-7335.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER CALL: 336-651-7348 after 12 p.m. John will leave a voice mail message if the meeting is canceled and will also notify WKBC, 3WC, and WIFM radio stations.

PLEASE RETURN SO RSVP WILL BE RECEIVED BY March 26th, 2019.

I do plan to attend the Wilkes County Field Crop Producers meeting on March 28th , 2019. Please reserve _____ seat(s).

Signed: _________________________________________

Email:___________________________________________

Special accommodations will be made for the physically disabled, vision or hearing impaired person upon request. If special accommodations are required call 336-651-7335 at least two weeks prior to the event of activity.

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Lunch and materials will be provided to each participant.

If you have any questions please call Travis Birdsell, County Extension Director, at (336) 846-5850.

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