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IFTA 2018 Summer Tour

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IFTA 2018 Summer Tour

July 22-25, 2018

Coast Capri Hotel

Kelowna, British Columbia


New Members   or  Current Members

Printable Registration Form

 2018 Summer Tour Registration

Registration:  $300 USD

Companion Tour Registration:  $225 USD

Local Tour Registration:  $150 USD

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


Room Reservations

IFTA Special Tour Rate  - $185.00 (Rate is available from 7/22/2018 – 7/26/2018)

  To book your room at the Tour Rate call 1-800-663-1144 or 1-250-860-6060 and tell them you are attending the 2018 IFTA Study Tour or Group #CCH-GFC22733

Hotel Reservations must be made by July 2, 2018

SPONSORS (to date)

Silver Sponsor: 

Gisela leaf picture 002


Lanyard Sponsor: 

Bylands Nurseries Regular



Gold Sponsor:

Phil Brown Welding Corp.


IFTA Young Professionals Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Opportunities

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



IFTA 2019 Annual Conference

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2019 IFTA Annual Conference

February 24-28, 2019

Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

Rochester, New York


2018 IFTA New Zealand Tour and Annual Conference

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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"


Art Moyer, Grimsby, Ontario - 2017 recipient of the Arysta Golden Apple Award

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Art Moyer, Grimsby, Ontario  - 2017 recipient of the Arysta Golden Apple Award

Apple grower, Art Moyer, Grimsby, Ontario is the receipient of the 2017 recipient of the Arysta Golden Apple Award