Symposium to Feature Fruit and Vegetable Production, Marketing Strategies

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Fruit and vegetable growers are invited to attend the Tri-State Fruit and Vegetable Growers Symposium Friday, Dec. 2, 12–5:15 p.m. at Stoney Creek Inn, 300 Third Street, Sioux City, Iowa.fruit and vegetables

Featured speakers include South Dakota State University Professor of Forestry John Ball with an overview of specialty crops and Tim Vala of Vala’s Pumpkin Patch near Omaha, Neb., providing marketing tips.

Growers can choose from a variety of fruit/vegetable production and marketing sessions led by university extension horticulture specialists and experienced local growers. Topics include fruit trees, aronia berries, grapes, ethnic vegetable varieties, organic insect and pest control, and community supported agriculture strategies.

The symposium is planned in partnership with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, University of Nebraska Extension, and South Dakota State University Extension. For more information or to register call ISU Extension-Woodbury County at 712-276-2157 or visit