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2024 Grower-Buyer Meeting Information

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HAYWOOD COUNTY GROWER-BUYER MEETING

2024 Haywood County Grower-Buyer Meeting

Date: Monday, June 3rd

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Haywood Ag Center – 589 Raccoon Rd. Waynesville


What is a Grower-Buyer Meeting?

Grower-Buyer Connections events are designed to connect individual growers to individual buyers in a respectful & efficient setting that can lead to a sales relationship.

Each grower meets face-to-face for 5 minutes with each buyer, with buyers moving from table to table. Growers at each table have the opportunity to share product lists, photos of their farm, and samples with buyers; and buyers have the opportunity to share their requirements for volume, insurance, delivery terms, and their specific product needs. 


Where is the application?

We are accepting applications for this year’s Grower-Buyer meeting to ensure a diverse mix of both growers and buyers. It is first-come, first-serve by commodity type, so apply early! You will receive confirmation of your selection within 3 business days of submission.

2024 GROWER Application

2024 BUYER Application


Who will be in attendance?

Check out our Confirmed Attendees page to see the growers and buyers who have been selected to attend this year’s event!


What is the agenda?

5:00 p.m. — Registration & Coffee – this is a time for growers to set up any samples/table displays and for loose networking

5:10 p.m. — Welcome & Overview 

5:20 p.m. — One-on-one conversation begin (5 minutes with each table)

6:45 p.m. — Open networking – a time to continue conversations

7:00 p.m. — Evaluations/Closing/Thank you’s


Questions?

Check out our FAQ page with resources to help you be successful at this year’s Grower-Buyer Meeting!

GROWER Preparation Guide

BUYER Preparation Guide


For questions, contact: Sally Dixon — srdixon@ncsu.edu or (828) 456-3575

Written By

Sally Dixon, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSally DixonCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent, Agriculture / Community Development Call Sally Email Sally N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center
Page Last Updated: 3 weeks ago
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