Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association



Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association

An Association of Commercial Vegetable, Potato and Berry Growers

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The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention is a three-day grower meeting with six to eight concurrent educational sessions each day plus an industry trade show with over 170 vendors.  It is one of the premier grower conferences in the Northeast and beyond.  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!), this multi-state event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association as well as the fruit grower associations of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia.  The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Convention is now history.  For more information on the Convention, visit the Convention website here. See links below to review the workshops and program offered at the 2018 Convention.  Pre-convention workshops and a bus tour were offered the day before the Convention.

The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held January 29 to 31, 2019, at the Hershey Lodge.  Look for information on the program and registration beginning in November 2018.

2018 Educational Program

NOTE:  Video recordings of the Tomato sessions on January 30, 2018, the morning General Vegetable session and Cover Crops session on January 31, 2018, and the High Tunnel sessions on February 1, 2018, are available to PVGA members.  Contact us at for further information.

2018 Pre-Convention Workshops

Fruit and Vegetable Industry Bus Tour 
FSMA Grower Training
Biocontrols School
Managing Your Farm Business
Computer Record Keeping
PA Pesticide Applicator’s License Training