Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo Starts Wednesday

Jim Rogers Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo

By Clint Thompson

One of AgNet Media’s signature events kicks off on Wednesday in Fort Myers, Florida. The two-day Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo, now in its 30th year, is one of the largest gatherings of industry leaders in South Florida. It attracts almost 1,000 attendees every year and will be held at the Lee Civic Center.

Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo
Pics taken by Clint Thompson: Show preparations being done for this week’s Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo.

The event educates farmers and industry leaders every year about pertinent trends affecting citrus and specialty crop industries. Seminars will be presented over the two days along with a trade show featuring nearly 200 exhibitors.

Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo

It is an important and educational opportunity for those who attend, says Frank Giles, editor in chief.

“We hope to have a great turnout with a lot of growers here,” Giles said. “We’re going to have great educational sessions for both citrus and specialty crop growers. We’re looking forward to this week and invite everyone to join us.”

Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo
Pics taken by Clint Thompson: Show preparations being done for this week’s Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo.

Those interested in attending this year’s event can still register on site. Registration and breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. on both days. Seminars will start on Wednesday at 9 a.m and conclude around 4:45 p.m. Seminars will also be held on Thursday from 8:50 a.m. to noon. The trade show is ongoing from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Industry leaders can also mark their calendars for next year’s event, scheduled for Aug. 16-17, 2023.