Florida’s Premier Event For Fruit and Vegetable Growers

November 8, 2017 • UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research And Education Center

For growers and consultants looking to maximize profitability, the 2017 Florida Ag ExpoSM offered the best knowledge today’s industry pros have to offer, from the latest information on new production trends and techniques to new varieties.

A State of the Industry Panel discussion featuring leaders from the state’s important specialty crop associations tackled topics like NAFTA negotiations, labor, and the next farm bill. In addition, a session focused on the future of farm technology and the deployment of robots to harvest crops and other precision agriculture practices. 

After a difficult season, top industry educational sessions armed growers with the latest pest and disease management for their tomatoes, strawberries and more. Attendees left ready to take on the upcoming season.

Practical Education

Join in discussions, Q&A sessions, presentations and more from industry experts

Field Tours

Popular field tour stops, hosted by UF/IFAS experts and researchers, offer an in-the-field perspective

Dynamic Tradeshow

Learn more about the latest products from industry’s most respected suppliers

Florida’s Premier Event

In cooperation with the University of Florida IFAS, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, The Florida Tomato Committee, and the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, The Florida Ag ExpoSM is the only show offering Florida fruit and vegetable growers the opportunity to get the latest information on new production trends and techniques, sample new varieties, and participate in field trials. Producers of tomato, strawberry, pepper, cucurbits, and more will discover new ideas for increasing their yields and bolstering their business.

“The Florida Ag Expo is a great show to attend because of the presentations and the state of the industry discussion. The informative workshops on current subjects and challenges we as growers face are valuable, as well as being able to see firsthand the various field trials”

– Tony DiMare – DiMare Fresh

“The Florida Ag Expo has become a great place to meet up with other growers and the University of Florida experts and researchers to share idea’s which will help make us stronger moving forward in a global market”

– Tom O’Brien – C & D Fruit & Vegetable Co.

Additional Highlights Include:

  • In-depth education sessions cover a broad range of timely topics.
  • Field tours provide an up-close look at new varieties as well as cutting-edge crop protection strategies.
  • Exhibits offer hands-on previews of the latest products, equipment and services.
  • Multiple networking opportunities for growers and other industry professionals.
  • Meals provided, (with pre-registration by October 25.)