ST. PAUL — The largest conference in Minnesota to offer educational opportunities for fruit and vegetable farmers and farmers’ market managers, the 2020 Northern Growers & Marketers Conference, is being held January 16-17 at River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Register today (mfvga.org/Registration.php).
The Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (MFVGA), Minnesota Apple Growers Association (MAGA), and Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association (MFMA), have put together over 50 educational workshops sure to pique your interest and a trade show featuring over 40 vendors.
The 2020 Northern Growers & Marketers Conference features an impressive lineup of industry, university, agency, and farmer speakers from across Minnesota and beyond. Highlights include (but are not limited to):
– Nutrient Management for Organic Fruit & Vegetable Production
– Growing Premium Asparagus
– ABC’s on Getting the Most Out of Your Tomato Crop
– Unraveling the Mystery of Phytophthora Rot
– Best Pumpkin Varieties for Minnesota
– Growing First Kiss Apples
– Effective Marketing on Limited Budgets
– Boot Camp with Tera Johnson
– Much, much, more
The meeting will also feature a keynote address from Minnesota’s Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Peterson taking place Friday morning.
To take advantage of the early bird preregistration (save $50), see the full program, reserve a hotel room and more, visit mfvga.org/ngm-conference.php. Registration includes educational programming, continental breakfast, lunch(s), dinner party, funny money auction, and more!
If you’re a Minnesota fruit & vegetable grower or a farmers’ marketer you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about your trade, network with industry experts, and visit with peers. Make plans now to attend!
— Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association
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