The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is a partnership between the Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association and made possible through *grant funding from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).
We are excited to bring you the same quality sessions, speakers and exhibitors over the course of two days in January. The conference features keynote speaker John Stanley, a world-renowned retail consultant, speaker and author, as well as six breakout session tracks focusing on viticulture, enology, fruits, vegetables, other specialty crops and business/marketing.
In addition, pesticide applicator continuing instruction credits will be offered for commercial applicators in category 1D and private applicators, offering the opportunity to **renew your license simply by attending our conference! For private applicators who have already been attending CIC classes, the program at our conference will count for recertification. Attendees will receive the same form from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship they are accustomed to, but this one will also include the category 1D training. So, if you are needing to renew your license soon, you’ll be able to do so at this year’s conference!
Join IFVGA and IWGA Thursday evening at the Iowa Specialty Producers Awards Banquet! The banquet features an Iowa Wine social hour, a multi-course dinner paired with a selection of delicious Iowa wines, our annual awards presentations followed by live music!
* Funding for the 2020 Iowa Specialty Producers Conference was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM190100XXXXG016. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.
** Attendance at one of the qualifying breakout sessions, plus the required one-hour session at the close of the conference is required.