Who we are
The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association was established in 1984 to promote the interests of fruit and vegetable growers of the state through meetings, access to information, research, networking and mentoring opportunities. The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association continues to thrive and operates with a nine-member board. IFVGA remains an affiliate of its grandparent organization, the Iowa State Horticultural Society.
2020 IFVGA Lifetime Achievement Award Winners!
The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association presented two IFVGA Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Iowa Specialty Producers Awards Banquet. These individuals have dedicated many years of service and commitment to our organization and industry. Congratulations to Dean & Judy Henry (Berry Patch Farms) and Helen & the late Dave Huitink (Pumpkinland).
SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars for Janaury 21-22 for the 2021 Iowa Specialty Producers Conference!
Nearly half – 46 percent – of the nation’s foodborne illness outbreaks are linked to eating fruits, vegetables or nuts. An Iowa State University team of researchers and Extension and Outreach professionals are working with Midwest fruit and vegetable growers to reduce that percentage. Learn more…
Participants will be asked about their operation’s farm management practices and costs associated with these practices. The survey will focus on food safety, wildlife management, conservation, and agricultural water use. The person most directly in charge of managing food safety should take the survey, which takes 20-30 minutes. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. The first 300 respondents to complete the survey are eligible to receive a $15 gift card. Learn more…
The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference will be held March 3-6, in St. Louis, Missouri. This national conference features a Fundamentals of Production workshop March 3, a full-day tour March 4, and a trade show and three tracks of educational sessions on March 5-6.Learn more…