University of Maryland Extension

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

When: 
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
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Where: 
Hershey Lodge
Address: 
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
United States
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INFORMATION
The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention program is held each year to provide the latest updates and important information to fruit and vegetable growers from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and surrounding states. The program will consist of six or more concurrent educational sessions offered during the three days. Sessions on tree fruits, small fruits, wine grapes, organic and general vegetables, pesticide safety, and too many others to mention. There will be an extensive trade show, including displays of horticultural equipment, marketing merchandise, packaging, seed companies, fruit nurseries, as well as pesticides and other supplies and services for commercial growers. Pesticide applicator credits will be available for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey growers that attend the sessions.  Click here for convention program...

CONVENTION REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH PERSON, including spouses. Registration fees allow one to attend the trade show as well as all the fruit, vegetable, small fruit, wine grape, greenhouse, marketing, general and Spanish educational sessions on January 30 thru February 1, 2018. (REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR PURCHASED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2018)


REGISTRATION FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

MSHS MEMBER CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEES   A D V A N C E FIRST PERSON REGISTERING from a family, farm or company: $125
Includes convention registration and 2018 MSHS Membership dues ($75 + $50=$125)

ADDITIONAL PERSONS from a family, farm or company: $60 (per person)
To QUALIFY for the convention member rate you MUST HAVE AT LEAST 1 PERSON from a family, farm or company that has paid their 2018 MSHS Membership dues.

W A L K - I N  (CASH, CHECK, & CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED FOR WALK IN REGISTRATIONS) FIRST PERSON REGISTERING from a family, farm or company: $140 
Includes walk-in fee along with 2018 MSHS Membership dues ($90+$50=$140)

ADDITIONAL PERSON(S) from a family, farm or company) $90 (per person)
To QUALIFY you must have 1 person from a family, farm or company that has paid their 2018 MSHS Membership dues.

NON-MEMBER CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEES

NON-MEMBER ONE DAY (per person): $125 
Consider becoming a member; adding another $15 will help fund research and educational programs. You will also receive the discount member rate for the convention and the Summer Tour.

NON-MEMBER THREE DAY (per person): $165
Consider becoming a member if you are attending 3 days at the convention. The member rate (see above) is significantly less.

MSHS MEMBERSHIP

2018  MEMBERSHIP DUES: $50
For ADDITIONAL PERSONS from a family or farm/company who would like to become a member or those who are unable to attend the conference, but would like to pay their 2018 membership dues. Membership dues are used to fund much needed research and to fund educational programs.

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS RECEPTION AND BANQUET

BANQUET TICKETS: $35   (TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018)

 TO REGISTER BY CREDIT CARD: click here ...

TO REGISTER BY MAIL AND PAY BY CHECK:  click here... for offline registration form Mail your check payable to Maryland State Horticultural Society (MSHS) with registration form to: Susan Barnes, c/o MSHS, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, Maryland 21756-1104

Contact: 
Susan Barnes
Contact Email: 
sbarnes6@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-432-2767 x301
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