Registration Ongoing for Citrus Expo, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo

Clint Thompson Citrus, Florida, Top Posts, Vegetables

Photo shows a previous Citrus Expo event.

Registration is ongoing for those interested in attending this year’s Citrus Expo and Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo, scheduled for Aug. 18-19 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida.

The key issues that are impacting Florida’s citrus, vegetable and specialty crop producers will be discussed during this year’s event.

How are unfair trade practices by Mexico impacting Florida producers? Mike Joyner, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) president, and Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange, will discuss trade concerns.

How can growers capitalize on carbon credits? Shelby Myers, American Farm Bureau Federation economist, will discuss emerging markets.

How will agricultural labor issues be addressed? Jamie Fussell, FFVA director of labor relations, will discuss new issues.

What will be the lingering impact of COVID-19? Christa Court, director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Economic Impact Analysis Program, will discuss ways that the pandemic has reshaped Florida’s Ag industry.

The complimentary registration includes access to the seminars, breakfast, lunch and the Wednesday Networking Reception in the trade show hall from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Due to overwhelming support, the Expo is sold out of indoor exhibitor space, but there are outdoor booths available. If you would like to exhibit outdoors or if you would like to be added to the waiting list for an indoor space, please fill out a registration form.

Pre-registration closes Thursday, August 12 at 11:59 a.m.