Are you a small fruit or fresh market vegetable farmer? If so, you’ll want to join colleagues from around the region for the Northwest Vegetable and Berry Farmers Conference. This year’s event will be held at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center on January 29-30, 2020, and registration is open for both attendees and exhibitors.
What is the Northwest Vegetable and Berry Farmers Conference?
The Northwest Vegetable and Berry Farmers Conference is an annual education event sponsored by the North Willamette Horticulture Society, which is a group of farmers, OSU Extension agents, and other agricultural professionals. The conference is offered each January to share the latest news in organic and conventional vegetable and berry production. Speakers come from near and far, from local farmers and Oregon State University Extension researchers to national (and sometimes international) experts.
The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District has been a long-time supporter of this annual event. District staff provides valuable information to conference attendees in both the trade showroom and in presentations or panel discussions. Professional suppliers including seed and amendment producers, equipment distributors, and organizations who support Oregon agriculture also attend this popular event each year as exhibitors. As a bonus, pesticide re-certification credits are typically offered to participants.
Purpose and Objectives of the North Willamette Horticulture Society
- to promote and advance the industry of growing and harvesting berries, fruits and vegetables, and other horticultural crops
- to promote better acquaintance and closer association between those engaged in such industry
- to encourage the best methods of growing and handling berries, fruits, vegetables, and other horticultural crops
- to establish a medium for the regular and periodical dissemination of information pertaining to such activity
- to cooperate in matters of legislation and other matters of general interest to its members
For more information, please contact Jan Egli at 971-373-5912.