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IFTA 2021 - 1-5-2021

Register today!  Registration Deadline is extended to February 16th.  After that date, price increases from $200 to $250 per person.

The 2021 IFTA annual conference, Know Your Farm, Deliver the Best, will be held from Monday to Wednesday, February 22-24, as five online sessions that mirror the usual conference format - two educational sessions on Day 1, a tour of orchards and research plots on Day 2, and two educational sessions on Day 3.

The IFTA Conference Organizing and Education Committees have worked hard to achieve as traditional an annual conference as possible, as well as creating new opportunities to maintain a high return-on-investment value under such virtual conference conditions and a unique opportunity to reach a wider international grower audience.

65th IFTA Annual Meeting

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February 13, 2022 - February 15, 2022

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IFTA 2021 Annual Conference

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February 22 - February 24

Know YOUR Farm, Deliver the BEST 64th Annual Virtual Conference

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With your annual membership, you are investing in yourself and your business. IFTA is the leading professional network for the advancement of intensive orchard systems.

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2020 IFTA Annual Conference Presentations

May 6, 2020

IFTA 2020 Annual Conference – February 10-12, 2020 2020 Vision – It’s All About Precision Grand Rapids, Michigan Thank…

Research Report: Fruiting Wall Production Systems For Apricots And Nectarines

April 27, 2020

Year 5 (2019) of a Six-Year Duration Project (2015-2020): The overall objective of this project is to develop, refine,…

Research Report: High-Density Planting Systems And Rootstocks For Sweet Cherries In The Northeast.

April 15, 2020

Terence Robinson                                  …

Research Report: Project 2020: Optimizing Sweet Cherry Orchard Design & Efficiency

April 7, 2020

Year 6 (2019) of a Seven-Year Duration Project (2014-2020): This project tracks the NC140 Canopy Training Systems x Rootstocks…