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 Events in 2021

Year 2020

November  | December   

November

Event: Food Safety Fridays - A How to Webinar Series: Creating a Food Safety Plan
Date:
Friday, November 20, 2020
Time:
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM EST
Location:
Online webinar
Registration and program description:
https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-11-20-1200-food-safety-fridays-how-webinar-series-creating-food-safety-plan

December

Event: Virtual Basic GAP classes
Date: December 3-4, 2020 (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Online webinar
Registration: Click here...
Description: Do you want a leg up in the market place and be prepared for Produce Safety Rule compliance? Consider certification in the Maryland Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices program. Virtual classes will be available on the dates below. The classes are being offered in two, four-hour sessions. Basic produce safety standards will be covered, and attendees will finish with about 80% of their farm food safety plan written. For more information contact Carol Allen (callen12@umd.edu) or Angela Ferelli (angfer@umd.edu).

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Event: Fruit Production Virtual Meeting
Date: December 10, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 8am-Noon
Cost: Free
Location: Online
More information and registration: click here...

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January

Event: 2021 VIRTUAL Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Date:
January 5-7, 2021
Location:
Virtual
Cost:
All access pass: $125; Trade Show Pass: Free
Registration:
https://seregionalconference.org/registration-3/
Description:
The education, trade show, poster sessions and networking opportunities that traditionally take place in person in Savannah will not take place in Savannah this year, so save that gas money.

All events this year will take place through the Internet on a virtual platform (a.k.a fancy website) that will be easy to use and navigate.

The conference will have the latest in production and crop operational information that you have come to expect from the SE Regional Conference. All educational and exhibitor content will be available for on-demand viewing until April 30, 2021 to all registered attendees.

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Event: Empire State Producers EXPO Virtual Conference 2021
Date: January 12-14, 2021
Location: Virtual
More information and registration: http://nysvga.org/expo/information/

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Event: Future Harvest's 22nd Annual Conference
Date:
January 14-16, 2021
Location:
Virtual
Description:
How many times have you and your farm team opted to “divide and conquer” in order to attend more Future Harvest conference sessions? For 2021, we’re making it possible for you to attend every single session! Our virtual conference will not only bring even more regional and national farmers together to mix and mingle, but allows attendees to watch all the sessions in the weeks following the live, virtual conference! Click here for more information.

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Event: 2021 Ohio Produce Network
Date:
January 18-19, 2021
Location:
Columbus Airport Marriott, Columbus, OH
More information and registration:
http://www.opgma.org/ohio-produce-network/

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Event: Maryland FSMA Produce Safety Rule Grower Training (2 half day sessions)
Date:
January 19-20 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Time:
TBA
Location:
Online webinar
Registration:
click here...
Description: This training will cover the Produce Safety Rule and how to reduce sources of microbial contamination in produce.

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Event: North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) Virtual Meeting & Conference
Date: January 18-20 2021
Location: Virtual meeting
More information: https://www.nasga.org/n-american-strawberry-growers-conference.htm

February

Event: NAFDMA (International Agritoursim Association) Virtual Agritourism Summit
Date:
February 4-6, 2021
Time:
Starting at 11 am Eastern/ 8 am Pacific Time each day
Location:
Virtual
For more information:
https://nafdma.com/

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Event: Fruit Production Virtual Meeting (Bay Area Fruit Meeting)
Date: February 10, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 8am-Noon
Cost: Free
Location: Online
More information and registration: click here...

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Event: IFTA 64th Annual Virtual Conference
Date: February 22-24, 2020
Location: Online virtual conference
For more information: https://www.ifruittree.org/

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Event: Virtual Basic GAP classes
Date: February 15-16, 2021 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Online webinar
Registration: Click here...
Description: Do you want a leg up in the market place and be prepared for Produce Safety Rule compliance? Consider certification in the Maryland Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices program. Virtual classes will be available on the dates below. The classes are being offered in two, four-hour sessions. Basic produce safety standards will be covered, and attendees will finish with about 80% of their farm food safety plan written. For more information contact Carol Allen (callen12@umd.edu) or Angela Ferelli (angfer@umd.edu).
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Event: Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Virtual Convention
Date: The week of February 8, 2021
Location: Virtual
Description:
The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast, normally combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities - all designed to enable fruit, vegetable and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. About 2,200 persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond gather each year at the Hershey Lodge for the Convention when it is held in-person. With the current corona virus pandemic, an in-person meeting will not be feasible but the Convention Joint Committee has voted to move forward with a virtual event to provide growers with educational sessions on tree fruit, vegetable, small fruit and potato production and retail and wholesale marketing. The virtual platform will also allow growers to connect with suppliers through a trade show component.

While the virtual format does not allow the in-person interaction between growers and suppliers that a live event would, it will open up the availability of the program to a national, even a global, audience.   Registration will be open to all. Details on the program, registration and exhibitors will be available in the coming weeks. 

Event: Eastern Winery Exposition
Date: March 16-18, 2021
Location: Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse, NY
More information and registration: https://easternwineryexposition.com/event-info-2021/

April

May

Event: International Strawberry Symposium
Date: May 1-5, 2021
Location: Hybrid format participants can either attend it physically in Rimini, Italy or online.
More information and registration: https://www.iss2021.com/

June

July

August

Event: North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) Summer Tour
Date: August 17-18, 2021
Location: Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97220

September

October

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