Good Fruit Grower

December 2012

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GOOD TO GO For a complete listing of upcoming events, check the Calendar at Association marks 150 years T DECEMBER December 3–5 Washington State Horticultural Association annual meeting and trade show, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington. For information, go to December 4–6 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, go to December 15 Free cider making seminar, Skagit Valley Gardens, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m., 18923 Peter Johnson Road, Mount Vernon, Washington. Reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Alicia Self at or call (360) 336-3727. JANUARY January 7–8, 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexingon, Kentucky. Contact John Strang, (859) 257- 5685, or e-mail January 8–9 Pasco Real Ag Convention and Trade Show, TRAC Center, Tri- Cities, Washington. For more information, go to www.pasco- January 9–11 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Illinois. For more informa- tion, call (217) 244-2126 or e-mail January 10–11 Yakima Ag Expo, Yakima Valley Sundome, Yakima, Washington. For information, call (509) 248-2900 or go online to Opening Minds…Improving Agriculture Chilean Technical Fruit Tour by We Cu Inc. January 24–25 he Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association will usher in its 150th year during its annual convention at the Old Orchard Inn, near Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, January 29 to 31. The theme of the convention is "Adapting for Success." Speakers will include Darrel Oakes of LynOaken Farms, New York, whose talk during the opening session will be entitled "Three Generations and Business Transition." He will also speak later during the convention about how growers can modify their equipment for their changing needs. Tom Chudleigh of Chudleigh's, Ltd., which produces fruit desserts for the foodservice industry, will also speak. For more information, check the Web site www.nsfgaconvention.comor contact the association at (902) 678-1093, January 11 Cherry Institute, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington. An agenda and additional information will be available at a later date. Call (509) 453-4837 or e-mail January 14–16 Northwest Food Manufacturing and Packaging Expo, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 327-2200, e-mail, or go online to January 21–23 Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress, Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio. For information, go online to January 22–24 Empire State Producers Expo, Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse, New York. For information, call (315) 986-9320 or go online to Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Marketers Conference, Ankeny, Iowa. For information, call (515) 294-4430. January 29–31 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California. For information, go to January 29–31 Northwest Ag Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, Oregon. For information, call (503) 769-7120 or go to January 29–31 2013 Apple/Apple Crop Protection Research Review, Confluence Technology Center, Wenatchee, Washington. Contact Kathy Schmidt, (509) 665-8271, Ext. 2, or go online to January 29–31 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. For informa- tion, call (717) 677-4184, e-mail, or go online to FEBRUARY February 1–6 North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association Annual Convention, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon. For information, go to February 5–8 Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, Washington. For information, The face of hunger doesn't always look as you would expect it to. Chilean tour itinerary and registration available at 9-17 February 2013 Registration Deadline: 7 January BLUEBERRIES • APPLES • PEARS MACHINES IN HARVEST ( and Susan Pheasant ( Tour guides Mauricio Frías Explore the Possibilities! Full details at 70 DECEMBER 2012 GOOD FRUIT GROWER

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