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Illinois Specialty Crop Conference

Offered virtual in 2021. The conference provides a platform for education, information, and networking for Illinois specialty growers during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Join us for this opportunity to connect every segment of the fresh produce supply chain, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, suppliers, and partners. 

  • Listen to industry experts provide insights and strategies on the latest topics. 

  • Explore business and industry information in a virtual expo hall.

  • Attend these virtual live sessions:

    • Keynote Speakers: Sarah Frey & Chris and Angie Eckert

    • Note, all the sessions will be recorded and available on the conference site for viewing on your own time.

    • Technical Assistance for Setting Up E-Commerce

    • Building Your MarketMaker Profile

    • COUNTRY Financial Popcorn Networking Hour

    • Farmer Panels on production, business development, and more

    • Annual Illinois Specialty Growers Association Meeting

    • Annual Meeting of Affiliates

  • Complete your Produce Safety Training and Certification. This is a live session on Zoom over two half days. You must be present with your camera on for the entire program to receive certification. The class is limited to 30 participants. Registration required.

The conference price was reduced to help ensure these vital educational workshops are easily accessible to members. As a reminder, ISGA membership is open to everyone and anyone joining will have access to the reduced fee. Please note ISGA members can register up to four attendees per ISGA membership at the exclusive rate of $15 per attendee. Non member fee is $100.

For more information, contact University of Illinois Extension Educator Elizabeth Wahle

Event Date(s)
Event Time
All Day