Welcome to the North Carolina Commercial Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Association (NCCBRGA) Website!

Our next meeting is scheduled for February 22 at 10 am at the Mills River Research Station, in Mills River, NC. 

Speakers include:  Dr. Hannah Burrack, NCSU Small Fruit Entomologist, Dr. Gina Fernandez, NCSU small fruit specialist, and Dave Bryla, USDA-ARS, Corvallis, Oregon.

Please contact Daniel Shires at 704-482-4365 or to sign up.


The NCCBRGA was developed in 2007 to help commercial blackberry and raspberry growers to achieve higher yielding, better quality crops through education from University and Industry specialists and from interaction with other growers.  The NCCBRGA also supports blackberry and raspberry research in North Carolina.  To learn more about growing blackberries and raspberries please click on one of the links below.

Blackberry and Raspberry Growers Information Portal

Our board is made of growers, Extension Agents, and NCSU specialists.  Board members serve three year terms

Board Members are:

Josh Beam- President

Daniel Houser-Treasurer

Mark Greene

Brent Brown

Jerry Ellis

Harold Lineberger

Wayne Mitchem- NCSU adviser

Gina Fernadez- NCSU adviser

Daniel Shires-NCCES adviser