Dec 1, 2017
Washington State Tree Fruit Association plans annual meeting, expo

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 113th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Three Rivers Convention Center Dec. 4-6 in Yakima, Washington.

The three-day event serves as a forum to discuss the latest trends and hot topics within the tree fruit industry.

This year’s theme, “Finding Opportunity in Constant Market Change,” covers topics of interest including horticultural practices, market conditions, food safety and more. The goal behind this year’s theme is not only to discuss the challenges within the industry, but to identify strategies and solutions to overcome them.

Michael Swanson, an Ag Economist and Senior Vice President at Wells Frago Bank, will give his agricultural outlook, comparing trends to cycles in this year’s Batjer address Monday morning.

There will be more than 200 exhibitors at the NW HORT Expo, and WSTFA projects 1,600 attendees at the 113th annual meeting.

For full meeting information, including the program guide, events, registration forms and lodging information, visit the WSTFA website at

Also, download the WSTFA app! The mobile app has convention information including, meeting schedule, exhibitor list, updates and more, all at your fingertips. There are three ways to download the app:

  1. Visit the App Store on your mobile smartphone and search ‘WSTFA Mobile’
  2.  Enter the link
  3. Scan the QR Code:

WSTFA’s mission is to add value to all segments of the tree fruit industry through educational programs and conferences, statistics to enable growers and packers to plan for market opportunities, and engagement in Washington State government affairs to help address the market uncertainty driven by government policy.


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