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UVI CES to Host 50th Anniversary of the Caribbean Food Crops Society’s Annual Meeting in July

The 50th Annual Caribbean Food Crops Society (CFCS) annual meeting will be held from July 6 to 11 at the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on St. Thomas. More than 200 agriculturists, representing 22 countries will meet to discuss production, marketing, and policy issues affecting agriculture in the Caribbean. The theme is “Enhancing Family Farms through Sustainable Energy, Research, and Technology.”

This year’s meeting will include oral and poster presentations, exhibits, a local farmers’ forum, and educational tours. The CFCS registration fees are $350 for adults and $250 for students. Conference and hotel information forms are available at http://cfcs.eea.uprm.edu.

The CFCS meeting will be hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service, the Agricultural Experiment Station, the V.I. Department of Agriculture, the V.I. Department of Tourism, and the V.I. Energy Office. A news release is available from the Media Section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. For more information contact Evannie Jeremiah, at (340) 692-4094 or e-mail - cfcs2014conference@gmail.com. For information at UVI contact Public Information Specialist Clarice Clarke at (340) 692-4060.