University of Maryland Extension

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

When: 
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
Address: 
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
United States
Description/Notes: 

INFORMATION

The 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 2020 conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, PA. on January 28 to January 30, 2020.

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, marketing, and many other topics are scheduled.

This year’s keynote speaker is Todd Hunt and his presentation on January 28 will be entitled “Communication Bleeps and Blunders in Business”. This is an insightful look at improving communication to become more successful…with dozens of everyday examples that will leave you chuckling in recognition.

Pesticide applicator credits will be available for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey growers that attend the sessions.

The program is jointly sponsored by Maryland State Horticultural Society, University of Maryland Extension, State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension, New Jersey State Horticultural Society, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Virginia Horticultural Society, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Click here for convention program...

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A PENNSYLVANIA GROWER PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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 28 thru January 30, 2020. (REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR PURCHASED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2020)

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 (Note: 2020 Membership Dues is included in MSHS ADVANCED FIRST-PERSON MEMBER CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEE)

2020  MEMBERSHIP DUES: $50
(This is available to 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 2020 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 28, 2020)

 TO REGISTER BY CREDIT CARD: https://2020-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

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PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOPS (JAN 27, 2020) go to:

https://2020-mondayworkshops.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Susan Barnes at 301-432-2767 x301 or by email sbarnes6@umd.edu

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received up to the registration deadline (January 17, 2020) 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.

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