September 20, 2015
Being a Sponsor is the strongest and most influential effort one can make to reinforce a commitment to the North Carolina Apple Growers Association. Thank you for your support! This past year, we have gained our largest sponsorship in recent years and you helped us reach that accomplishment. Our goal for sponsorship by the 2016 annual meeting is $20,000.00 and we would appreciate your continued support to help turn our goal into a reality.
Your sponsorship helps to fund ongoing and upcoming research and development for the apple growing community. Although this information may benefit individuals on a direct or indirect basis, it benefits each apple grower across the southeast in some way. With increased financial backing, our commodity can gain importance in the research arena, which will lead to advancements across the board. These advancements are especially important in the face of the glomerella epidemic that has presented itself in the past few seasons.
Sponsorship also helped North Carolina to join NEWA (Network for Environment and Weather Applications) this year. By joining NEWA, North Carolina growers will have access to weather information supported by RainWise weather stations placed throughout the state. You can learn more about this on the NCAGA website.
The North Carolina Apple Growers Association appreciates your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 annual meeting, held February 9th and 10th at the DoubleTree Biltmore in Asheville, NC.