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2017 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

January 31 - February 2

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

2017 Educational Program is Now Posted!


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.


Educational Program
Many pesticide applicator update training credits are available to growers attending the sessions. The program covers nearly every aspect of fruit, vegetable, potato, strawberry, bramble, cut flower, greenhouse and wine grape production. Commercial growers should not pass up this terrific educational opportunity. Click here to see the Educational Program details. Six or more concurrent educational sessions and workshops will be offered on all three days of the Convention.

The day before the main Convention opens, growers can chose between a bus tour of York County farm markets or eight different workshops. The workshops include FSMA Grower Training, Hands-On Apple Tree Grafting, Cider Symposium, Hops Production, Greenhouse Vegetable Production, Recall Readiness, Vegetable Grafting and Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator License Training.

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  17033.

 Future dates for the Mid-Atlantic Convention are as follows:

            January 30 to February 1, 2018

            January 29 to 31, 2019

            January 28 to 30, 2020

            February 2 to 4, 2021


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