Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo Slated for Aug. 17-18

By Clint Thompson

Producers and industry leaders should mark their calendars for this year’s Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo scheduled for Aug. 17-18 at the Lee Civic Center in Fort Myers, Florida.

Phillip Williams, a UF/IFAS assistant professor, speaks during last year’s Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo.

Complimentary registration is available for all growers, packers, shippers, processors, association members and university researchers. Those interested can click here for additional information.

Josh McGill, show director, discusses the importance of producers and industry experts attending this year’s event.

“We’re really looking forward to the 2022 Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo this year. We have an almost sold-out tradeshow to this point. This is a great event for growers to come out and get some CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits, hear some great seminars but also visit in the tradeshow and get to see the vendors and exhibitors,” McGill said. “It’s also a good opportunity for them to be able to network with peers. We will have meals provided, breakfast and lunch, both days.

Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, speaks during last year’s Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo.

“We also have the networking reception Wednesday afternoon where growers can get a chance to unwind, grab a drink and network with some of their fellow growers.”

Seminars

Seminars will also be presented over the two-day event. Speakers will provide timely updates on the most pertinent trends affecting both industries.

“We are excited about this year’s seminar sessions. We’ll be bringing back the general session in the morning. That’s going to cover topics for both citrus and specialty crop growers. We have some big names coming to talk about some of the most pressing issues in today’s environment worldwide, but specific to agriculture issues like input supply costs and disruptions with the supply chain. I think every industry is facing that, but agriculture especially,” McGill said.

“Then Wednesday afternoon we’re going to split to two concurrent sessions. We’ll have citrus sessions going on, and at the same time, we have vegetable and specialty crop sessions. That will continue into Thursday morning as well.”

Pre-registration closes Friday, August 12, 2022, at 11:59 a.m.

Click here for the list of seminars.