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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.
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The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is set for Thursday and Friday, January 23-24, 2020, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Join the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association for two days of learning, networking, and fun! Click here to learn more and to register for the event.
Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 winter webinar series, referred to as “farminars,” will start on Tuesday, Jan. 7, with a presentation on an incubator farm model in Minnesota. The event is one of 11 farminars offered through March 17 on issues relevant to beginning and experienced row crop, livestock and horticulture farmers, as well as landowners and those interested in farm transfer issues. All farminars run weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. CST and are free for anyone with an internet connection to participate.
The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. For the first time, the event is a joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association. The conference will feature keynote speaker John Stanley, an internationally known retail consultant, speaker and author. Six breakout sessions will focus on viticulture, enology, fruits, vegetables, other specialty crops, and business and marketing. Learn more…
Department of Horticulture will be offering an online Vegetable Production and Management Course in Spring 2020. This course is being offered both for college credits and for non-credits (for professionals and individuals interested in vegetable production) and starts 13 January, 2020. This online course provides introduction to principles and practices of vegetable crop production and also provides knowledge and expertise needed to grow and manage a vegetable production enterprise. Learn more…