PVGA is proud to be a sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, one of the premier grower meetings in the Northeast and beyond. This multi-state event is co-sponsored by PVGA as well as the fruit grower associations of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia with the educational program being planned by Extension specialists and educators from Penn State, Rutgers, University of Maryland and Virginia Tech. It is a three-day grower meeting with six to nine concurrent educational sessions each day plus an industry trade show with over 165 vendors. Pre-convention workshops and a farm-market bus tour are offered the day before the Convention and a special keynote speaker is scheduled for the first day of the main Convention. The Convention is held each winter at the beautiful Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania (aka Chocolatetown, USA – yes, there’s always plenty of chocolate at the sweetest place on earth!) For more information, visit the Convention website here.
The 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held January 31 to February 2, 2023. Look for information on the program and registration beginning in November 2022 on the Convention website here. The sessions currently being planned for the 2023 Convention are listed here.
Besides the workshops, bus tour, educational sessions and the industry trade show, the Mid-Atlantic Convention also includes several social events. The Annual Fruit and Vegetable Growers Banquet, held the evening of the first day of the Convention, begins with a reception followed by a delicious buffet dinner and various awards from the sponsoring organizations. PVGA’s Annual Award and Life Memberships are presented here. The second evening of the Convention features a reception for apple growers and PVGA’s Ice Cream Social for everyone. And of course the entire Convention is an opportunity to network with fellow growers and marketers from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond, one of the main attractions for many growers.
For information in general on the Convention, contact William Troxell, Publicity Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-694-3596.
For information on exhibiting in the Convention trade show, contact Maureen Irvin, Convention Coordinator, at email@example.com or 717-677-4184.