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Kentucky State University/ Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association/ PawPaw Foundation

The Third International Pawpaw Conference

 “Pawpaw: Its Past, Present, and Future”     


               September 9-10, 2011

                    Kentucky State University Research Farm

                   Frankfort, Kentucky





The Third International Pawpaw Conference will be held September 9-10th, 2011, in Frankfort, Kentucky. The Conference will be sponsored by Kentucky State University, the Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association and the PawPaw Foundation. The Conference will feature “Pawpaws Around the World” (a discussion of national and international pawpaw variety trials), pawpaw processing and marketing advances, as well as talks and poster sessions about pawpaw research, extension, and entrepreneurial activities. The Conference will include a “Pawpaw Culinary Extravaganza” featuring pawpaw menu items from chefs, as well as other unique Kentucky cuisine. This Conference will be a unique experience for scientists, nurserymen, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to share information about the production and uses of pawpaw. In addition to presentations on pawpaw, the Conference will also offer an opportunity to taste pawpaw fruit and tour the Kentucky State University pawpaw orchards. The Conference will have a number of invited speakers; however, there will also be a poster session and show-and-tell session about pawpaw for participants. The Conference will be limited to 180 attendees. The deadline for pre-registration has been extended to September 1, 2011; however, there are a limited number of seats left. To address the earlier comments of a number of people who wanted to attend the Conference, but could not afford the registration fee, we have decided to not hold the Conference at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, KY and instead hold the entire conference at KSU. This has allowed us to cut the cost of our registration considerably. The hotel has agreed to still give a discounted room rate ($82 per night) to those who want to stay at the Capital Plaza Hotel ( during the conference.


Registration Form

(The registration fee covers: abstract book, conference proceedings, conference gift items, lunches and the Pawpaw Extravaganza Dinner, on September 9 and 10, 2011.)

Schedule of Events

Pawpaw Extravaganza Dinner Menu

Area Attractions and Self-guided Opportunities


For further information, contact Dr. Kirk Pomper at or telephone # 502-597-6174.

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