GET $50 DISCOUNT BEFORE AUGUST 1

FOR HTFG CONFERENCE

HAWAII— The 28th Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference is September 20-23 at Leeward Community College in Pearl City on Oahu and continues with five gatherings on the neighbor islands. Dates run consecutively September 25-29 with mini-conferences moving to Kauai, Molokai, Maui and in both Kona and Hilo.

Geared to farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture, the multi-day conference is presented by the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) and open to the public.

The 2018 conference is titled “Bringing It All Together” and offers a lineup of visiting researchers and agro experts sharing information and breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Peter Salleras will do the keynote presentation, “Growing, Packaging and Marketing Fruit in Australia-How We Can Up Our Quality in Hawaii.”

HTFG Executive Director Ken Love says the conference will provide research and legislative updates on numerous commodities from a host of Hawaii facilities and agencies, plus a talk on “Producing Clonal Rootstocks for Avocados.” Breakout sessions will focus on post-harvest technology, value-added food innovation, sustainable farming systems and select commodities like chocolate, vanilla and black pepper.

Registration forms and fee schedule are available at www.HTFG.org or by contacting Love at kenlove@hawaiiantel.net or Mark Suiso at suiso@aloha.net. Those registering before August 1 enjoy a $50 discount.

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

Marking its 29th year, HTFG was incorporated in 1989 to promote tropical fruit grown in Hawaii. It is a statewide association of tropical fruit growers, packers, distributors and hobbyists dedicated to tropical fruit research, education, marketing and promotion; www.HTFG.org.