Your success is our success! We host a variety of educational workshops and Field Days to give berry growers like you the tools you need to protect and improve your crops, learn the latest in farming techniques, and market your business. We also keep you up-to-date on other industry events.

 

 

NYSBGA Events

 

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Other Events

 

NY Women in Agriculture Conference

November 3
Syracuse, NY

This inaugural conference, hosted by the NY Women for Agriculture, will focus on both personal and business growth skills and tools. $100. Contact Bonnie Collins to register: bsc33@cornell.edu, (315) 736-3394, ext. 104.


Are You Managing Your Risks as a Farm Employer? and
Keeping Good Staff When Money Is Tight, Managing Conflict in the Workplace

November 8
Essex, NY

The first, a compliance and safety workshop covers the basics of risk management as a farm employer. The latter addresses how to motivate and retain farm staff while managing conflict and problem employees. Register at http://tinyurl.com/yc5akg5b.

 

Great Lakes Expo

December 5–7
Grand Rapids, MI

A three-day conference with sessions on fruit, vegetable, and specialty crops; greenhouse crop production and marketing; farm marketing and operations; famers’ market and organic production and marketing; and general-interest topics like food safety and labor.

Register here

 

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

December 12–14
Manchester, NH

The premier fruit and vegetable conference in the New England, with over 30 information sessions over 3 days, plus information sharing and networking, and more than 150 vendors.

Register here

 

Organic Grower Summit

December 13–14
Monterey, CA

Brings together organic growers, producers, and processors to Monterey for two days of education, information, and networking opportunities with their production supply chain and support service providers. 

Register here

 

Empire State Producers Expo

January 16-18
Syracuse, NY

This annual show combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as neighboring states and Eastern Canada. Register at http://nysvga.org/expo/information/.

 

NASGA Annual Meeting, Conference & Symposium

January 21–24
New Orleans, LA

Information to come soon at nasga.org.

 

Hudson Valley and Northern NY Fruit Schools

February 20–22
Albany

 

The ENY’s winter commercial fruit and vegetable school, which will replace the Kingston and Lake George events of past years. Details to come later this month.

 

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference

February 21–24
Ventura, CA

Programming to be announced soon for this three-day conference, including opening reception, full-day tour, educational sessions, posters, and trade show. Stay tuned at raspberryblackberry.com.