IFTA Member Benefits
IFTA’s membership is known for their camaraderie and eagerness to share knowledge and information within the IFTA family.

IFTA Member Benefits

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.

Multiple Venues for Maximum Return

  • The Annual Conference features many distinguished speakers sharing expertise on a variety of topics, including horticultural economics; rootstocks, varieties, and systems for apples, pears, and cherries; organic tree fruit production; new research; and current and emerging varieties from around the world.
  • www.ifruittree.org serves as the association website and communications portal for events, articles, internships, discussions, and resources for the international tree fruit industry.
  • The Annual Regional Orchard Tour facilitates on-farm learning during the growing season.

IFTA understands that time away from your business to invest in yourself, your knowledge base, and your network is a trade-off you don’t take lightly, and neither do we. From opening session to farewell dinner, it is our privilege and responsibility to ensure IFTA events are worth your time, and worth coming back to, year after year.

A Network with Net Worth
When you choose to learn more about intensive orchard systems or visit one of the world’s fruit tree production areas, make it count. Go with people who understand your business. For over 50 years, leading international growers, nursery staff, horticulturalists, researchers, and variety managers have met in the world’s orchards to WALK, TALK, and INNOVATE. Together, we raise the bar on tree fruit production – sound economics, strong horticultural, sustainable systems. Members like you are the leaders, early adopters, and innovators regarding new technologies and practices for tree fruits.

Research Support
As a grower and industry based organization, your support in name and in funding greatly helps leverage research dollars targeted to research projects benefitting intensive orchard systems. Your voluntary contribution is encouraged and appreciated by leading extension staff and researchers serving you to address topics of high priority to the industry.

IFTA membership is only $175 annually, which includes a subscription to IFTA’s on-line articles/research and access to members-only conferences and events.

Compact Fruit Tree

Fruit Tree, the journal of the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA), is devoted to the publication of technical information for growers of deciduous tree fruits. The annual subscription rate is $175. One annual subscription to Compact Fruit Tree is included with each IFTA membership. Click here to join IFTA and get your annual subscription! Manuscripts and editorial comments should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All articles presented at the annual IFTA Conference are published in Compact Fruit Tree. Submission of additional manuscripts is encouraged via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here to review the most recent publications.


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