September 25-27, 2020
Marking three decades of promoting sustainable fruit production in the Aloha State, the 30th Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference is September 25-27 at the Maui Economic Opportunity building in Wailuku and continues with five gatherings on the neighbor islands. Dates run consecutively September 28 to October 3 with mini-conferences on Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Hilo and Kona.
Geared to farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture, the multi-day conference is presented by the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) and open to the public.
The 2020 conference is titled “Keeping It Local” and offers a lineup of visiting researchers and agro experts sharing information and breakout sessions on a variety of topics.
Gabriel Sachter-Smith will give the keynote titled “Global Banana Diversity” with Dr. Noa Kekuewa Lincoln and HTFG Executive Director Ken Love offering presentations on “Breadfruit in Hawaii-Past and Present” and “New Fruit Cultivars, Varieties and Species for Hawaii.”
Also in the works are farm tours. The conference is made possible with the support of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii County Department of Research and Development.
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