NCSU Entomology research plots at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station, Rocky Mount, NC during the 2010 Flue Cured Tobacco Tour. Photo: M.J. Rivera
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Flue Cured and Burley Tobacco Production and Marketing Short Course. This annual, 1 week long short course is funded through the NC Tobacco Foundation and is open to NC tobacco growers, cooperative extension agents, research station personnel. The short course runs from January 31st to February 4th. This year, the course will visit US Tobacco Cooperative and have presentations about the fundamentals of tobacco production from NC State University faculty (including myself). On the final day of the course, participants will attend the NC Tobacco Growers Association annual meeting. Twenty five (25) participants will be selected. Applications are due January 6, 2011 but must be delivered to applicant's cooperative extension office by January 3 to allow agents to review and sign them. The application form with more information can be found here.