Registration Deadline for Tomato Conference

Clint Thompson Tomatoes

Florida tomato growers and industry leaders have until Monday, Aug. 29 to pre-register for the upcoming Florida Tomato Conference. It is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the LaBelle Civic Center in LaBelle, Florida.

The cost is free for employees of Florida tomato growers/packers, sponsors, presenters and university affiliates. The cost is $50 for other attendees. Registration after Aug. 29 will incur an additional $50 fee.

The one-day event will feature insight from industry leaders and university specialists. They will discuss trends affecting the industry’s future, how diseases and insects are impacting production and how genetic research will impact the crop’s future.

Multiple businesses will also be in attendance to share product presentations. A food safety workshop will be held after lunch. The conference will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CCA and CEU credits will be available for select portions of the Florida Tomato Institute.

Contact Craig Frey, Hendry County Extension director, at (863) 674-4092 or at craigfrey@ufl.edu for more information.

Click here to register.