The National Mango Board has scheduled a series of quarterly Web seminars to discuss the industry’s 2010 marketing and research programs.

The first one, scheduled for March 3, is called “Let’s Talk Mango,” where industry officials plan to release details about the board’s marketing and research results.

In past years, the board sponsored similar meetings in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, McAllen, Texas, and Nogales, Ariz. 

The board changed to Internet meetings to increase industry participation and interaction and save on travel costs, according to a news release.

“We realize this is a big change, but we think the mango industry is ready to embrace the technology that’s available and help us be more efficient,” William Watson, the board’s executive director said in the release.

Other seminars are scheduled to discuss the industry’s quality initiatives, results from a nutrition research campaign and promoting mangoes through retail and foodservice segments.

To register for the free seminars, visit the mango board  Web site or contact the board’s Marilda Peele at or 407-629-7318, extension 106.

Mango board schedules Web seminars