Fruit, Vegetable Convention Set for Jan. 29-31

1/19/2013 7:00 AM

The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held Jan. 29-31 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.

More than 2,100 fruit, vegetable and berry growers and other industry persons from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to attend.

Jeff Manning, instrumental in developing the “Got Milk?” campaign and other unbranded national advertising campaigns, will be the keynote speaker.

The three-day event will again feature a trade show with more than 160 exhibitors plus pre-convention workshops.

The Mid-Atlantic convention has been jointly sponsored by the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, the Maryland State Horticultural Society and the New Jersey State Horticultural Society for the past 35 years.

Penn State University, University of Maryland and Rutgers University Cooperative Extension, plus the National Peach Council and the Pennsylvania Farm Retail Marketing Association assist in organizing the three days of educational sessions.

Many pesticide applicator update training credits will be available to Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey growers attending the sessions. The program covers nearly every aspect of fruit, vegetable, potato and berry production.

Six or more concurrent educational sessions will be offered on all three days of the convention.

Registration is required for everyone attending the trade show or educational sessions by contacting any of the four sponsoring organizations.

For more information, go to, or call 717-677-4184 or 717-694-3596.

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