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IFTA 2018 Summer Tour

IFTA 2018 Summer Tour

July 22-25, 2018

Coast Capri Hotel

Kelowna, British Columbia

The Summer Tour will begin on Sunday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. with a Welcome event at the Coast Capri Hotel.  We will finish up at noon on Wednesday, July 25th.  Reminder: You or your company/orchard must be a 2018 IFTA Member to participate in IFTA Events

2018 Summer Tour Itinerary


SPONSORS (to date)

Silver Sponsor: 

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Lanyard Sponsor: 

Bylands Nurseries Regular



Bronze Sponsors:


Cortevea Agriscience


Phil Brown Welding Corp.

Summit Tree Sales


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IFTA Young Professionals Scholarship Program

The IFTA Young Professionals Scholarship Program was started in 2013 to encourage the next generation of fruit tree growers to attend the association’s educational events. The first Young Professional Scholarships were awarded that year for the IFTA Study Tour in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a great success, and IFTA is hopeful in supporting this program for many future IFTA events.

We are currently working to acquire sponsor support to provide scholarships that would help allow our Young Professionals to attend the Summer Study Tour in Kelowna, British Columbia, July 22-25, 2018. If interested in applying, please read the below information for qualifications and more details!

  • Current IFTA membership is required.
  • Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger when the study tour takes place.
  • Individuals who have received an IFTA scholarship to a previous summer study tour event are ineligible. Individuals qualify to receive one scholarship per IFTA event.
  • If you have already registered for the event, you may still apply to receive a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients may be asked to assist with events during the study tour

Young Professionals Scholarship Application - 2018 Summer Tour

Applications will be reviewed by the IFTA Young Professionals committee, and recipients will be notified by email on or before June 30, 2018.

Application Deadline: June 20, 2018

We appreciate support of the the Young Professionals Scholarship, please use the linked donation form if you would like to donate.

Young Professionals Donation Form


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IFTA 2019 Annual Conference

2019 IFTA Annual Conference

February 24-28, 2019

Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Rochester, New York

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2018 IFTA New Zealand Tour and Annual Conference

2018 IFTA New Zealand Tour and Annual Conference

Diamond Sponsor Yummy

Visit the IFTA Facebook page for some incredible photos from the tour!!

Comments from Attendees from the NZ Tour

Maurice Tougas "This ain't grandpa's orchards anymore!

Jon Clements "Impressive day of #iftanz touring around Hawkes Bay today, my head is still spinning..."Best #iftanz tour ever!"

TJ Mullinax "Sun, fun and education.

MAIA "thanks #iftaNZ for a great time"

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Platinum Sponsors

IFTA Research Foundation


Thank you for contributing to the IFTA Research Foundation!

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Research Foundation this year, whether for current research projects and operation or to the permanent endowment fund.

Click here to find out more about the foundation.

The IFTA Research Foundation provided grant money to six research projects awarded by the IFTA Research Committee for fruit tree research.

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.

Clicking the Donation button allows you to make a donation to both the Research Foundation and the Young Professionals Scholarship Fund.


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