NW Hort Expo Pt 1

NW Hort Expo Pt 1

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
With today’s Fruit Grower Report, I’m Bob Larson. If you haven’t made plans to attend the Tree Fruit Association’s Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo in Yakima, December 6,7,8 IS right around the corner.

Meeting Chair, Matson Fruit Company’s Jordan Matson, says after last year, an in-person meeting and trade show is great, but …

MATSON … “A lot of it’s also out in the hallways talking with your friends, your peers and going, ‘Hey, did you hear the talk there at 1:45? No, I didn’t. What’d they say?’ And, kind of talk about it and kind of plan on how you’re going to implement it or variations of it. It’s a great opportunity and last year we really missed not having it.”

Matson says a few precautions will be taken …

MATSON … “There will be some extra hoops to jump through. Right now, it’s going to require a proof of vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours, but that could all change.”

And, Matson says there will be other safeguards as well …

MATSON … “Some organizations are still discouraging in person meetings. So, some of our presenters will be presenting through Zoom. Now, we will still be there in person, the attendees, but there will be some attending virtually.”

Matson says it’s been a team effort …

MATSON … “It’s not just my show. There’s a whole planning committee and team of session managers helping put this together along with the awesome staff that Jon DeVaney has at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association. So, while I may have the title, it’s a group effort and I really appreciate all the awesome support and help I’ve gotten on this this year.”

Tune in tomorrow for more on this years NW Hort Expo and Annual WSTFA Meeting.

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