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Sponsored by:

State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association

Maryland State Horticultural Society

New Jersey State Horticultural Society

In cooperation with

Virginia State Horticultural Society

Penn State Extension

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

University of Maryland Extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension


Plan Now to Attend the

2015 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 27 to 29

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

Hershey, Pennsylvania


The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities - all designed to enable fruit, vegetable and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. About 2,200 persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond gather each year at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center for the Convention.  Registration is open to all interested commercial fruit, vegetable and berry growers, direct marketers and allied industry personnel.

The schedule for the 2015 Convention is will be posted about November 1, 2014.  A rough outline is posted here.  The day before the main Convention opens, several special workshops will be offered.  

Click to read more about the Pre-Conference Workshop on Ag Literacy

On January 28, the session “Técnicas de Producción de Frutas y Hortalizas ” will be presented especially for Spanish speaking workers in the fruit and vegetable industries. It will feature various relevant production presentations in Spanish.

Many pesticide applicator update training credits are available to Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia growers attending the sessions. The program covers nearly every aspect of fruit, vegetable, potato and berry production. Commercial growers should not pass up this terrific educational opportunity.

Registration is required for all persons attending the Convention trade show or educational sessions. Registration with any of the four sponsoring organizations allows one to attend any of the sessions although there are additional charges for some workshops and meals.

strawberries The annual Mid-Atlantic Cider Contest is conducted during the Convention to determine the best cider in the region.

For general information on the Convention program, contact William Troxell, Publicity Coordinator at 717-694-3596 or

For information on exhibiting at the Convention, contact Maureen Irvin, Convention Coordinator at 717-677-4184 or

The Hershey Lodge and Convention Center is located at 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA  17110.

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