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Iowa Specialty Producers Conference
January 23 - January 24
Thursday and Friday, January 23-24, 2020
FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.
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This event is a partnership between the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (IFVGA) and the Iowa Wine Growers Association (IWGA).
The conference will feature keynote speaker John Stanley, an internationally known retail consultant, speaker and author. Six breakout session tracks will focus on viticulture, enology, fruits, vegetables, other specialty crops, and business and marketing.
Pesticide applicator continuing instruction credits also will be offered for commercial applicators in category 1D and private applicators. For private applicators who have already been attending CIC classes, the program at the conference will count for recertification. Attendees will receive the same form from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship they are accustomed to, but this one will also include the category 1D training.
This year IFVGA is invited to join IWGA for the Iowa Specialty Producers Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, Jan. 23. The banquet features an Iowa wine social hour, a multi-course dinner paired with a selection of delicious Iowa wines, and the annual awards presentations followed by live music.
This event is supported by grant funding from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). Learn more at www.ifvga.org/conference or https://iowawinegrowers.org/iwga-annual-conference. Registration is now open on both sites, to members and the general public. Fees go up Jan. 3, so register today!