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Washington State Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Agriculture Show Celebrates 10 Years
Lynden, WA – The 10th annual Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show is being held online this year from Dec. 1-4.
The popular event, typically attracting over 500 attendees, is held every December in Lynden, Washington. The conference focuses on everything related to blueberry, red raspberry, and strawberry production and features speakers from around North America.
“Along with other conferences we have had to pivot to a virtual platform,” said WSU Extension’s Chris Benedict, one of the event’s co-organizers. “We all feel attendees, vendors, and sponsors will all still have a high-quality experience from the comfort of their own homes.”
The event will feature over 20 speakers and cover a variety of relevant topics, including pest management, development in small fruit breeding, international trade issues, and horticulture management.
Attendees will be able to engage with speakers, vendors, and sponsors via the virtual event platform. Live meetings can be held with exhibitors and sponsors, chats with representatives and other attendees can happen in real time, and vendors can do short presentations in virtual exhibit booths.
Additionally, up to 10 Washington State pesticide recertification credits can be earned. Applications for credits in Oregon, British Columbia, and CCA credits are underway as well as.