Conference to Cover Production and Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Annual Conference will be held Jan. 27-28 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Producers interested in marketing and production of local fruits and vegetables are invited to attend.

The conference will offer sessions on direct marketing, production issues, food safety and emerging trends. Roundtables on a variety of topics including agritourism, soil fertility, sweet corn, pumpkins, managing multiple markets and organics also are on the conference agenda. Trade show exhibits will feature equipment, seed dealers, state services and more.

Conference fees are $70 per day. An additional $50 dues fee is required for all non-members of the association. Registration information is available online at

Iowa State University Extension Value Added Agriculture is a sponsor of the conference. More information on value-added agriculture can be found at