The 2023 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 17-18 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Jan. 17 and the cost for both days is $50 in advance and $55 at the door. The line is often long at the registration desk, so meeting attendees are encouraged to arrive well before the 9 a.m. start time. Both days will feature educational programs and vendor exhibits.
One registration (tree fruit or grape session) will give attendees access to both the tree fruit sessions and grape sessions for both days. The fruit industry luncheon will be Tuesday, Jan. 17, and is open to both tree fruit and grape registrants at a first come first serve basis. The Cherry Marketing Institute annual meeting and luncheon will be Wednesday, Jan. 18. Wednesday’s Cherry Marketing Institute luncheon is free to cherry growers if they pre-register with the Cherry Marketing Institute by calling 517-669-4264 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibit hall will be open during the show to feature vendors of orchard and vineyard equipment and supplies, commodity organizations and other exhibitors. Both Tuesday and Wednesday will offer a variety of topics relating to research and information on tart cherries, sweet cherries, apples and wine grapes addressing production and marketing. Cherry, apple and grape sessions will be held on both days. Tuesday’s sessions will conclude with a social hour.
The program is presented by the Grand Traverse Fruit Growers’ Council with collaboration from Michigan State University Extension and AgBioResearch, Cherry Marketing Institute, Parallel 45, Michigan Wine Collaborative, and the MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center. For more information on the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, please call Jenn Zelinski at 231-946-1510 or email email@example.com.
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