IFTA 2014 Study Tour
IFTA is excited to be headed to Northern Italy for the 2014 Study Tour! Space is limited - the Study Tour is capped at 147 people. In order to reserve your spot on the list, IFTA will begin accepting a $200 non-refundable deposit (per person) beginning at noon EDT on Monday, March 10. Reservations will be accepted through the IFTA website.Details for the Study Tour are still being confirmed, but the tentative agenda has participants convening the evening of Saturday, November 15, near Venice. Visits to Venice, Verona, South Tyrol and Trento di Non Valley are being scheduled with time allotted to visit Interpoma. The tour is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, November 22. The anticipated cost of registration will be in the $1,900 - $2,100 range per person for double occupancy, and $2,400 - $2,600 range for single occupancy. The registration fee will include 7 nights of hotel accommodations, all group ground transportation, some group meals and entrance fees. Airfare to Italy is NOT included in your registration fee. Registration will be completed once all contracted services are completed and the final registration fee is determined.
Visit the IFTA website after noon Eastern on Monday for the link to pay your deposit and put your name on the list for the Study Tour. You do not have pay a deposit to be on the waiting list beyond the first 147 people.You must be a 2014 IFTA member to log in to the website on Monday to reserve your spot for the tour and pay your deposit. If you do not know your UserName and Password to login and purchase your deposit, please use the link on the website to reset your password.
Thanks to everyone who helped plan and attended the 57th IFTA Annual Conference in British Columbia! We had a great line-up of speakers and presentations for the conference. Presentations from the conference will be posted to the Members Only section of the website later this month. Be sure and log in with your member UserName and Password to gain access to the presentations from the speakers. In the mean time, be sure and visit the IFTA Facebook page for photos and coverage from the conference.
IFTA would like to thank our 2014 Annual Conference Sponsors:
BC Tree Fruits
Summit Tree Sales
Okanagan Packinghouse Fieldmen's Group
BMO Bank of Montreal
Farm Credit Canada
Rancho Cooling & Warehouse
Thank you to all who have contributed to the Research Foundation in 2013, whether for current research projects and operation or to the permanent endowment fund. To see a list of the 2013 donors, click here.
IFTA Research Foundation provided grant money to six research projects awarded by the IFTA Research Committee for 2013 for a total of $45,000. As the Foundation continues to build the permanent endowment, returns from that investment will be able to fund future research projects. With your help, our organization will continue to be the leading international organization advancing intensive orchard systems.
Young Grower Scholarships Sponsors
Thank you to our 2014 Young Grower Scholarship Sponsors:
Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station
Michigan State Pomesters
Summit Tree Sales
International Plant Management, Inc.
N.M. Bartlett, Inc.
State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania
Ag Choice Farm Credit
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