• IFTA Members from around the world attended the Annual Conference in Hawke's Bay on February 26.

    8—9am Breakfast & Registration at Napier Conference Centre
    9am—5pm IFTA Annual Conference at Napier Conference Centre

    VIEW CONFERENCE PROGRAM HERE
    6:30—10pm Post-Conference Cocktail Party at Art Deco Masonic Hotel

     

    Highlights include:

    • Robotics in tree fruit production with presentations and panels by Steve Saunders, Robotics Plus and Dan Steere, Abundant Robotics.
    • Grower panel to discuss designing robot-ready canopies. Panelists include Jeff Cleveringa, Starr Ranch in Washington; Crag Hornblow, Ag First in Nelson; and Mark Trzaskoma, Battunga Orchards in Victoria.
    • Presentation by Lee Kalcsits, Washington State University, on benefits and risks of integrating protective netting into apple production.
    • Practical horticultural strategies for reducing bitter pit in apples
    • Ross Wilson of AG First NZ, Hawkes Bay will discuss how and why to benchmark orchard performance.
    • IFTA business meeting and “get to know your IFTA Board of Directors” Q and A.

    Don't forget to grab a ticket to the after party!

    You're invited to the post conference Cocktail Party at the Art Deco Masonic Hotel! Enjoy great food, drinks, music, and networking with a diverse group of agriculturists. Spouses and friends invited, too!

  • Conference Pricing

    Conference attendance includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments

    Free

    Complimentary registration available for farms and organizations that host the IFTA Study Tour groups.

    Only (1) per entity.

    $35

    Kiwi Special Rate - Includes one year IFTA membership. New Zealand residents only.

    $75

    IFTA Member

    $150

    Non-Member

  • Location: Napier Conference Centre

    Beautifully renovated conference facility with panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean!