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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...
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 31 thru February 2, 2017. (REGISTRATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR PURCHASED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017)
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: $115
Includes convention registration and 2017 MSHS Membership dues ($65 + $50=$115)
ADDITIONAL PERSONS from a family, farm or company: $60 (per person)
|W A L K - I N (CASH OR CHECK IS REQUIRED FOR WALK IN REGISTRATIONS)|
|FIRST PERSON REGISTERING from a family, farm or company: $130
Includes walk-in fee along with 2017 MSHS Membership dues ($80+$50=$130)
|ADDITIONAL PERSON(S) from a family, farm or company) $80 (per person)
To QUALIFY you must have 1 person from a family, farm or company that has paid their 2017 MSHS Membership dues.
|NON-MEMBER CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEES|
|NON-MEMBER ONE DAY (per person): $110
Consider becoming a member; adding another $5 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): $150
Consider becoming a member if you are attending 3 days at the convention. The member rate (see above) is significantly less.
2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES: $50
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS RECEPTION AND BANQUET
BANQUET TICKETS: $35 (Tuesday, January 31, 2017)
TO REGISTER BY CREDIT CARD: use order form above
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 (MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017)
A separate fee is required to attend any of the pre-convention workshops or the tour offered on January 30, 2017. It is not necessary to register for the Convention if you are ONLY attending a pre-convention workshop or tour, but the appropriate fee for the workshop or tour must be paid. PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOPS AND TOUR IS REQUIRED – NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.
Online Registration using credit card* go to: mafvc-pre-convention-workshops-17.eventbrite.com
*There is an additional processing fee from Eventbrite to pay by credit card
Mail in Registration Form click here...
Unless otherwise noted, workshops will be conducted at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey.
List of Workshops - more details click here...
FSMA GROWER CERTIFICATION TRAINING (9 AM - 5:15 PM)
Fee: $150 for non-PA growers - limited registration (includes lunch)
GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP (9 AM – 4 PM)
Fee - $60 includes lunch - limited registration
HOPS PRODUCTION WORKSHOP (9AM – 3:30 PM)
Fee - $90 includes lunch
RECALL READINESS WORKSHOP—WHAT TO DO WHEN FDA CALL (8:30 AM-11:30 AM)
Fee - $20 - limited registration
VEGETABLE GRAFTING WORKSHOP (1 PM -4 PM)
Fee - $30
HANDS-ON APPLE TREE GRAFTING WORKSHOP (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM)
Fee - $65 – limited registration
CIDER SYMPOSIUM (9 AM – 3:00 PM) CANCELLED
Fee - $160 includes lunch
Workshop Location: Spring Gate in the Village 5948 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17112
FARM MARKET TOUR
Fee - $60 (TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED)
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Barnes at 301-432-2767 x301 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Tech University Cooperative Extension.
Cancellations received up to the Advanced registration deadline (January 20, 2017) 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 will be held rain (SNOW) or shine.