Other special events are planned for the conference as well. On Saturday morning, there will be an awards program and several individuals and groups will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the fruit and vegetable industry. On Sunday, an Industry Roundtable is planned for both growers and suppliers to discuss issues of mutual concern. This forum provides input for the 2011 Program of Work to be adopted by the GFVGA Board of Directors in February 2011.

The 2011 Trade Show, held in conjunction with the educational sessions, offers an exciting assembly of vendors and suppliers to the fruit and vegetable industry. With more than 200 companies already committed to the conference, the 2011 Trade Show will provide attendees the opportunity to compare products, talk with industry representatives, observe demonstrations, network with other growers, and learn about the latest in fresh produce technology. Hours for the Trade Show have been expanded in 2011 to give both attendees and exhibitors plenty of time for interaction.

Other events during the conference include a Friday night reception and live auction on the trade show floor, a Saturday night reception at the Westin Savannah Harbor and a silent auction held during the trade show.

For more information on hotels, education sessions or to register for the 2011 SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference go to www.gfvga.org or call (706) 845-8200. Take advantage of early bird discounts by registering before Dec. 15, 2010.

GFVGA is a trade association representing farmers producing fruits and vegetables in the southeastern United States. The organization provides a viable and united voice to represent the industry. Through support for educational programs, agricultural research, member services and marketing activities, GFVGA encourages efficient, cost-effective production for growers and increased consumption by consumers.