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2017 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Maryland State Horticultural Society

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EST)

2017 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
MEMBER ADVANCED (FIRST PERSON)
Includes convention registration and 2016 MSHS Membership ($65 + $50=$115)
Jan 20, 2017 $115.00 $6.74
MEMBER ADVANCED (ADDITIONAL person (s) from a family, farm, or company)
To QUALIFY for the Member Advanced convention rate you must have at least 1 person from a family, farm or company that has paid their 2016 MSHS Membership dues.
Jan 20, 2017 $60.00 $3.99
NON-MEMBER ONE DAY   more info Jan 20, 2017 $110.00 $6.49
NON-MEMBER THREE DAY   more info Jan 20, 2017 $150.00 $8.49
2016 MEMBERSHIP DUES
For ADDITIONAL persons from a family or farm or company who would like to become a member or those who are unable to attend the conference, but would like to pay their 2016 membership dues. *Membership dues are used to fund much needed research and to fund educational programs
Jan 20, 2017 $50.00 $3.49
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS RECEPTION AND BANQUET
The banquet is on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 and will include awards and recognition's after a delicious buffet dinner. Purchased dinner tickets will be included in your registration packet.
Jan 20, 2017 $35.00 $2.74

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INFORMATION
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...

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 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)
To QUALIFY for the convention member rate you MUST HAVE AT LEAST 1 PERSON from a family, farm or company that has paid their 2017 MSHS Membership dues.


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.

MSHS MEMBERSHIP

2017 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 2017 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


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)
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)

 

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

SPONSORS
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.

CANCELLATION POLICY
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.

Have questions about 2017 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention? Contact Maryland State Horticultural Society

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Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EST)


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