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[nafex] Second International Pawpaw Conference...

                                             First Announcement

    The Second International Pawpaw Conference
                                   September 21-22, 2001
                                   Frankfort, Kentucky
                                                    Sponsored by
                                        Kentucky State University
                                       and The PawPaw Foundation

The Second International Pawpaw Conference will represent a unique experience for scientists, nurserymen, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to share information about the production and uses of pawpaw. The conference will focus on progress in pawpaw [Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal]: regional variety trials, cultivar development, seedling and clonal propagation, germplasm collection, postharvest fruit physiology and handling, marketing and product development, and anti-cancer and pesticidal compounds. In addition to presentations on pawpaw, the conference will also offer an opportunity to taste pawpaw fruit, tour the Kentucky State University pawpaw orchards, view demonstrations on how to propagate pawpaw, and allow participants a chance to sample pawpaw recipes from the chefs of one of Kentucky’s finest restaurants, The Oakroom, a 5-diamond restaurant at Louisville’s Seelbach Hilton.

The conference will host a combination of invited speakers and submitted talks and posters. There will also be a poster session and show-and-tell session about pawpaw for non-scientists and enthusiasts. Conference space will be limited to 180 attendees, and pre-registration will be required for both days of the conference. The deadline for pre-registration will be August 1, 2001. An estimated registration cost of $150.00 will cover an abstract book, a copy of the resulting conference proceedings, transportation from Frankfort, Kentucky to the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky, coffee breaks, and lunch and dinner on September 21 and 22, 2001. The estimated registration fee for PawPaw Foundation members is $135.00. There are 80 rooms ($66 per night) being held at the Holiday Inn-Capital Plaza in Frankfort, KY until August 21, 2001 for conference participants. For registration information, follow this link to: http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/conference/default.htm or write: Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University, 129 Atwood Research Facility, Frankfort, KY 40601. If you would like to make a presentation at the meeting, please indicate this with your request for registration information. Pre-register as quickly as possible; we expect conference spots will go quickly. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Thursday, 9/20/01
10:00 am                KSU Small Farm Field Day-all day at KSU farm (Free event)
 6:00-9:00 pm        On your own pre-conference gathering at Jim’s Seafood Restaurant
                               in Frankfort, Kentucky

Friday, 9/21/01
  8:00-9:00 am        Registration and refreshments-KSU Extension Building
  9:00-9:15 am        Introductory remarks and welcome
  9:15-9:35 am        Overview of KSU program
  9:35-10:30 am      Propagation Round Table
10:30-10:45 am      Break
10:45-12:00 Noon  Regional Variety Trial Reports
12:00-1:15 pm        Lunch
  1:15 -1:30 pm       Board buses
  1:30-2:30 pm        Trip to Seelbach in Louisville
  2:45-3:30 pm        Fruit tasting and discussion
  3:30-4:45 pm        Fruit ripening and handling
  4:45 –5:00 pm       Break
  5:00- 6:00 pm       Cooking with Pawpaws –Adam Seger, Chefs Jim Gerhardt and
                               Michael Cunha
  6:00 – 9:00 pm      Dinner at the Seelbach from the Chefs of the Five Diamond
                               Restaurant, the Oakroom PPF award presentations, show-and-tell
                               session, and posters
  9:15 pm                Return to Frankfort

Saturday, 9/22/01
  9:30-10:00 am      Refreshments at KSU farm
10:00-10:30 am      Pawpaw Anti-cancer and pesticide products
10:30-12:00 Noon  Marketing Pawpaw
12:00-1:00 pm        Box lunch
  1:00-2:00 pm        Pawpaw Growers Roundtable
  2:00-4:00 pm        Submitted talks and additional posters
  4:00-5:00 pm        Orchard tours, fruit and product tasting, grafting demo,
                               nursery production demo
  5:00-8:00 pm        Closing Dinner at the KSU Farm

Area Attractions and Self-guided Opportunities

There are many area attractions in Frankfort, Kentucky and surrounding area. In Frankfort you will find: The Kentucky History Center, Liberty Hall (1796) Historic Site, The Orlando Brown House (1835), Old State Capitol and History Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright's Zeigler-Brockman House, Kentucky State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum, Daniel Boone's Grave at Frankfort Cemetery, Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources Salato Wildlife Education Center & Game Farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Rebecca-Ruth Candy Inc.- world famous as the "Originators of Bourbon Candy"- and many other attractions. In the surrounding area you will find: Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington; Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site near Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Shakertown; Kentucky; Natural Bridge State Park Resort; and many other sites of interest.

Conference Program Committee Members: Kirk Pomper (Chair), Robert Barney, Noland Williams, Charliese Brown, Dewayne Ingram, Snake Jones, Eddie Reed, Marion Simon, Mac Stone, Susan Templeton, Jean Ward, and Wyvette Williams
Committee Advisor: Harold R. Benson
Proceedings Associate Editor: Robert Barney

Kirk W. Pomper, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator of Horticulture
Kentucky State University
129 Atwood Research Facility
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-597-5942
Fax:   502-597-6381
Email: kpomper@dcr.net
or kpomper@gwmail.kysu.edu

Get the latest information on the upcoming Conference:
2nd International Pawpaw Conference
Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, 2001, Frankfort, KY

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