60th Annual NAPMM Conference - May 6-10, 2006



Wow!  What a great conference Mike and Susan Ferguson hosted in Asheville.  My sincere thanks to everyone involved and especially the sponsors.  For those of you who could not attend, we missed you.




WNC Farmers Market Herb Festival

Biltmore Estate, Winery & Agricultural Tour

Blue Ridge Food Ventures

Van Wingerden Green House Company

Grove Arcade

Sunburst Trout Company




Special thanks to CHEP for being a Gold Sponsor!


North Carolina Farm Bureau

North Carolina Apple Growers Association

Vidalia Onion Business Council

Sunburst Trout Company

CL Henderson Product Company





AMS Fruit and Vegetable Market News - Errol Bragg/USDA

Dealing With Difficult People - Dr. Debby Harmon/Asheville-Buncombe Tech College

Introduction to RFID - Greg Grajewski/USDA

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) - Basil Coale/USDA/PACA Branch