FBGA FALL 2018 MEETING & TRADE SHOW 

We are EXCITED to announce the Florida Blueberry Growers Association Fall 2018 Meeting & Trade Show will be held on Tuesday October 30th at a NEW location, conveniently located off I-75 in Ocala, FL.  This will be a day-long event of educational seminars as well as the opportunity to visit with 35+ vendors to the blueberry industry.  Lunch is included in your paid registration.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocala Conference Center
3600 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 629-9500
Florida Blueberry Growers Special Rate

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION – 

MEMBER/Advance Registration$25
(Now through Monday, 10/22/18 at 12:00 noon)

NON-MEMBER & Day-of-Registration: $50

The FBGA Registration Desk will be open Tuesday, 10/30/18 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for vendor and attendee check-in. After check-in, the Registration Desk will remain open to Members to check the status of their membership, update their contact information, etc.will be open Tuesday, 10/30/18 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.The FBGA Registration Desk

Link to Register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fbga-fall-2018-meeting-trade-show-attendee-registration-tickets-49185276486

SEMINAR AGENDA (TENTATIVE/Subject to Change) –

8:00/8:30 a.m. – Visit Trade Show
9:00 a.m. – Welcome – TBA
9:15 a.m. – Gall midge, root weevil, chilli thrips, others… – Oscar Liburd
9:45 a.m. – Algal stem blotch, bacterial wilt, others… – Phil Harmon
10:15 a.m. – Sponsor: Farm Credit
10:20 a.m. – Break – Visit trade show
11:00 a.m. – Honeybee/pollination – Rachel Mallinger
11:30 a.m. – Sponsor
11:35 a.m. – Blueberry breeding program – Patricio Munoz
12:05 p.m. – FBGA’s FDACS Grant and FBGA Business meeting – Brittany Lee
12:15 p.m. – USHBC update – Ken Patterson
12:25 p.m. – Lunch
1:25 p.m. – Mexican blueberry industry – Michael Hill
1:50 p.m. – Mechanical harvesting for fresh market grower panel – TBA
2:20 p.m. – Break – Visit trade show
3:00 p.m. – Adjourn

VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES –

Please visit our Vendor Registration Eventbrite page for booth options, fees and setup information.

Link to Register via Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fbga-fall-2018-meeting-trade-show-vendor-registration-tickets-49187471050

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES –

Platinum Sponsor (1 available): $2000
Gold+ “Afternoon Break” Sponsor (1 available): $1750
Gold Sponsor (1 available): $1500
Silver Sponsor: $1000
Event Tote Bag Sponsor (1 available): $1000
Breakfast Sponsor (1 available): $600
Event Lanyard/Name Tag Sponsor (1 available): $500
Tote Bag Insert: $250

For sponsorship benefits and/or more information, please contact Lindsay Morgan at 352-631-5490 or Lindsay@FloridaBlueberryGrower.com