Women's Network Dinner Event ($50 separate from registration) - Details Coming Soon
We are excited to bring you a top notch program featuring leaders in the Fruit Tree Industry and informative orchard tour. Early Bird Registration is $775 per person if you register by January 7th, after January 7th the price increases to $875. Membership is required for all attendees (membership year is December 1 to November 30.)
Two Full Days of Speakers/Presentations
Full Day Orchard Tours
Sunday Welcome Reception - hosted by the Young Professionals
Tuesday - Social Event 2020: A Taste of Grand Rapids at the Grand Rapids Museum
Lunches Each Day (3)
Cancellations received after January 31, 2020 are subject to a 10% processing charge to cover tour, catering, and other pre-event expenses incurred by IFTA. No refunds after February 5, 2020.
IFTA is headed to Northern Italy for an educational Study Tour November 13—22, 2020. The 9-night tour features 3-nights in Bologna, 2-nights in Venice-Mestre, 3-nights in Bolzano, and 1 night at an airport hotel (your choice: Venice, Bologna or Milan).
Attend two world-class trade shows: EIMA in Bologna and Interpoma in Bolzano
Visit orchards in Ferrara, Vicenza and Trento
Fun sightseeing and terrific Italian cuisine throughout
The tour is priced at $2,700 per traveler for double occupancy or $3,500 per person for single occupancy. Registration will open February 24, 2020.
Scholarship Opportunity is available to qualifying IFTA members worldwide!
Application Deadline: December 6, 2019
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 procuring sponsor support to provide scholarships to Young Professionals who would like to attend the 2020 IFTA Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 9-12, 2020. The IFTA Young Professionals Committee will also be coordinating the Welcome Reception in Michigan. We are excited to celebrate 6 years of supporting the next generation of IFTA!
Wallace Eugene Heuser, aged 90, died on Tuesday, February 5th in Lawrence, Michigan. Wallace was born in Hartford, Michigan on January 12, 1929 to Marjorie and Eugene Heuser. He graduated from Hartford high school in 1946. Wallace graduated cum laude from Michigan State University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Pomology. He married Laura Lee Riegel on July 16, 1950.