WINTER MEETING
Webinar
March 4, 2021
10:00AM-3:00PM
  • $100 includes registration for unlimited number of participants from your farm or business
  • (Contact Jennifer if you are a government employee as you may attend the meeting for free)
  • Registration includes 2 votes in the tree & wreath contest
  • Local Cooperative Extension Centers will host limited onsite meeting reservations
  • Sponsorship opportunities available


*Online registration and payment are required for this event.
If you need assistance or are unable to register and/or pay online
call the NCCTA office and we will help you or we will provide
an alternate method of registration and payment for you.
VIRTUAL TREE & WREATH CONTEST
It wasn't our first choice,
but it's the safest choice.
We will be hosting the postponed 2020 Tree & Wreath Contest virtually. By registering for the winter meeting webinar you will receive two votes in the contest. If you wish to vote in person, you may do so by visiting the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center on March 4th between 9:00am-5:00pm.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
  1. You must complete and submit the paper entry form by no later than February 19th.
  2. All contest entries must be delivered to the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center in Newland between 8:00am-12:00pm on Monday, March 1. *Any entries received after 12pm will not be eligible for judging.
  3. Judging will take place the afternoon of Monday, February 1st.
  4. A professional videographer will be present on February 2 to make a video of all entry finalists that will be made available for final voting on Thursday, March 4th.
  5. Winners will be announced through an email blast on Monday, March 8th.


HOW VOTING WILL WORK:
  1. The only way to be able to vote is to register for the winter meeting webinar.
  2. On the morning of March 4, all meeting registrants will receive an email with a link to access a video of each contest finalist.
  3. You will then vote for your favorite in each category through a multiple choice survey.
  4. Virtual/online voting will be open from 8:00am-11:45pm on Thursday, March 4th. Online voting will close promptly at 11:45pm.
  5. On-site voting will take place on Thursday, March 4th between 9:00am-5:00pm at the Avery County Cooperative Extension Center.
  6. Winners will be announced through an email blast on Monday, March 8th.
THANKS TO OUR WINTER MEETING SPONSORS!
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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
AVAILABLE:

  • $50 add-on sponsor
  • $250 sponsor package
  • $500 sponsor package with pre-recorded promotional spotlight
your logo belongs here





MEETING SCHEDULE

9:45 AM Meeting Login

FIRST SESSION
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Introductions
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Sponsor spotlights
  • Jeff Owen, Plant Growth Regulators
  • Jill Sidebottom, Elongate Hemlock Scale Study
  • Dominic Manz, Elongate Hemlock Scale Project
  • 1.5 hours pesticide credits available

12:00-1:00 PM Break

SECOND SESSION
1:00-2:30 PM
  • Justin Whitehill
  • Christmas Tree Promotion Board update - Marsha Gray
  • Select grower panel: 2020 sales & COVID moderated by Jim Hamilton
  • Sponsor Spotlights



GATHERING LOCATIONS FOR WEBINAR VIEWING

Limited number of participants per location*; practicing social distancing and masking guidelines:

  • Avery County Extension-Tree & Wreath contest host
  • Ashe County Extension
  • Watauga County Extension
  • Jackson County Extension

Due to limited space, you must RSVP to the NCCTA Office if you would like to attend the webinar at one of the remote locations. Spots reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call 828-262-5826 or email office@ncchristmastrees.com


2021 HP 15 15.6" Micro-Edge FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer with 2-year warranty through Asurion (Total value $900)

  • 2021 HP laptop 15
  • 15.6" Micro-Edge touchscreen
  • 2-year warranty through Asurion
  • 3-in-1 stylus package
  • 10th generation Intel i7 processor 256GB hard drive
  • 12GB SDRAM
  • Windows 10 Home 64

WIN A LAPTOP COMPUTER OR CASH!
  • $5 tickets

  • Discount ticket bundle available - 5 tickets for $20

  • (3) $100 cash prizes to be awarded in addition to laptop prize

Tickets can be purchased online through 3/4/2021 until 11:45PM.
Winners will be announced via email on 3/5/2021.


*Online ticket purchases are required for this event. If you need assistance or are unable to purchase online call the NCCTA office and we will help you or we will provide an alternate method of purchase.