University of Maryland Extension

2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

When: 
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Where: 
Hershey Lodge
Address: 
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
United States
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INFORMATION
The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention (MAFVC)  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 conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, PA. on January 29 to January 31, 2019.

This year’s convention will feature several pre-convention workshops, a farm market bus tour, and a trade show with over 170 exhibitors plus three full days of six or more concurrent educational sessions. Sessions on tree fruits, small fruits, wine grapes, organic and general vegetables, pesticide safety, and many other topics are scheduled. The full program is provided at the end of this newsletter.

The keynote speaker is Andy Masters, an award winning author and international speaker on various leadership and customer service topics who has presented over 750 programs across North America.

As always, 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 29 thru January 31, 2019. (REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR PURCHASED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2019)


REGISTRATION FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

MSHS MEMBER CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEE:

  • ADVANCED FIRST PERSON REGISTERING from a family, farm or company: $125 (Includes convention registration and 2019 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 2019 MSHS Membership dues.

WALK-IN  (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 2019 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 2019 MSHS Membership dues.

*There is an additional processing fee from Eventbrite to pay by credit card

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:  (Note: 2019 Membership Dues are included in MSHS MEMBER CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEE)

  • 2019 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 2019 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 29, 2019)

CONVENTION REGISTRATION:

  • TO REGISTER BY CREDIT CARD: https://2019_mafvc.eventbrite.com

  • 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

PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOPS (JAN 28, 2019) go to: https://2019_mafvc_pre-conference_workshops.eventbrite.com

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received up to registration deadline (January 19, 2018) will receive a refund (less the Eventbrite fees) No refunds will be issued after this date.

Special Note: The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and Pre-Convention Workshops will be held rain (SNOW) or shine.

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