Schedule

As of 8/5/2013 - subject to change
Please note: All events and activities except those market optional are included in the regular registration rate.

Friday, Aug. 9
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. NCTA Executive Committee Meeting
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Committee Meetings (Protection, Professional, Resources)
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. NCTA Board and CSF Trustees Meeting (combined)

12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Setup and Judging for Tree & Wreath Contests
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Major Growers Forum
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
8:00 p.m. - ?  Informal optional meetup at Socci (hotel bar)


Saturday, Aug. 10
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. “Come and Go” Continental Breakfast in the Networking Center
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Learning Lab in the Networking Center
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
   - Advocacy Clinic Part 1
   - Beyond the Smile: Building a Winning Customer Service Team
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
   - Christmas Tree Marketing & Branding
   - Adapting to Market Change
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon - Stan Pohmer, Pohmer Consulting Group
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions:
   - Planning for the Future of Your Farm
   - Take Your Email Marketing to the Next Level
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Break in the Networking Center/Learning Labs
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Discussion Forums - facilitated roundtable discussions
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Awards Reception in the Networking Center


Sunday, Aug. 11
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. “Come and Go” Continental Breakfast in the Networking Center
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
   - Choose & Cut and Retail Forum
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Break in the Networking Center/Learning Labs
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
   - Building a Better Business Plan
   - Keeping Your Business in Compliance
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Closing Luncheon & General Session

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