THE ANNUAL EVENT
FOR SPECIALTY CROP FARMS
OF ALL TYPES AND SIZES

DISCOVER
THE INNOVATIONS
TO LEAD YOUR FARM FORWARD

THE ANNUAL EVENT
FOR SPECIALTY CROP FARMS OF ALL TYPES AND SIZES

 

DISCOVER
THE INNOVATIONS
TO LEAD YOUR FARM FORWARD

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As a specialty grower, are you experiencing: 

Significant trade disruptions
Food safety issues
Labor is scarce and hard to keep
Water is in short supply
Weather and seasons are more erratic
Consumer expectations are changing
Regulatory requirements are increasing
Costs are rising
New technologies are rapidly expanding
Data from the fields is overwhelming?

GROWING INNOVATIONS IS YOUR SOURCE OF REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS

Growing Innovations

IN 2 DAYS YOU WILL

Proven on farm success

Growing Innovations brings together leading specialty crop growers from all types and sizes of farms to focus on the successful implementation of innovations to help reduce costs, increase yields and solve their most pressing and vexing problems.

The senior level participation at Growing Innovations offers rich networking opportunities. Connect with other top growers to learn what’s working on the farm and share valuable lessons learned and best practices.

Peer to Peer Learning
Peer to Peer Learning

The senior level participation at Growing Innovations offers rich networking opportunities. Connect with other top growers to learn what’s working on the farm and share valuable lessons learned and best practices.

New Ideas and Innovations

The conference program is exclusively focused on answering the needs of specialty agriculture. It features thought-leading growers, academicians and industry suppliers exploring real, proven solutions that can be put to use immediately to address today’s and tomorrow’s biggest challenges.

Growing Innovation’s exhibit floor is cutting edge. In a format that facilitates interaction and engagement, growers will discover new technology, services, products and solutions from top ag brands, progressive suppliers and innovative companies new to the specialty agriculture
market.

New Solutions and Tools
New Solutions and Tools

Growing Innovation’s exhibit floor is cutting edge. In a format that facilitates interaction and engagement, growers will discover new technology, services, products and solutions from top ag brands, progressive suppliers and innovative companies new to the specialty agriculture
market.

Growing Innovations

MEET OUR 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Danny Royer
DANNY ROYER
President & CEO
Great Valley Oak LLC
Vonnie Estes
VONNIE ESTES
Vice President, Technology
Produce Marketing Association
ROBERT SAIK
ROBERT SAIK, PAg, CAC
CEO
Saik Management Group Inc.
MIKE Omeg
MIKE OMEG
Research & Development Manager
Orchard View, Inc.
Growing Innovations

WHY LEADERS IN SPECIALTY AG UNITE AT GROWING INNOVATIONS

Brentlinger

Billy Brentlinger
President
Seville Farms

“Data, technology, and robotics are changing the way we do business, and it is vital that every grower of every size keep up with these changes. Growing Innovations will provide a great format to bring it all together…. focusing on real-world problem solving and not something that will be 20 years down the road. After attending Growing Innovations, you will walk away with ideas that you can use tomorrow in your business.”

“Overall this was a great conference. We need a place to go and learn about the latest innovations, best practices and partners in the field of agriculture technology. The industry will be revolutionized over the next 5 – 10 years and this conference is the place for ag leaders and innovators to get connected and stay current.”

Timothee Sallin, President, Cherrylake Tree Farm

Art Van Wingerden

Art Van Wingerden
CO-CEO
Metrolina Greenhouses

“Innovation is always about change and making your place better. That’s why it’s called growing Innovations. You want to make sure that you are always innovating, always embracing change and trying to improve. It was a good event this year. The speakers were well rounded and interesting. We also got to meet a lot of good people from different industry segments who are doing interesting things that we can consider for our operation.”

The content of the meeting was very cutting edge. The talks were thought provoking and it was quite interesting to see the range of technology applications being explored and adopted by growers and the produce industry.”

Brian Gardener, Research Director, Sustane Natural Fertilizer

“Growing Innovations was a great seminar. I would highly recommend it to anyone. From technology to weather data to blockchain, it was all very relevant.”

Chris Drew, VP of Operations, Ocean Mist

Cris Drew

Chris Drew
VP of Operations
Ocean Mist

“The suppliers and exhibitors were top notch. Today’s agricultural landscape is changing at an extreme pace. Innovative tools and mechanisms to increase efficiency exist. However, the vast majority are underutilized or not understood. Events such as Growing Innovations help growers as well as agricultural business managers understand techniques available to them, how they work, and how they can be adapted to meet the needs of their individual businesses and farms.”

“I like the mix of exhibitors – startups to large well-established companies. Both the main speaker sessions and Grow Talks were very good and helped highlight trends in a rapidly changing business and technology environment.”

Lincoln Moehle, Director AMPA Research, Hm.Clause Seed Company

 Great inaugural show. A lot of high-quality vendors, exhibitors and growers attended. The quantity of information was great.”

Vince Restucci, Dir. of Procurement & Business Technology, R.D. Offutt Farms

Danny Royer

Danny Royer
President & CEO
Great Valley Oak LLC

“I had a great time at Growing Innovations. It was a great opportunity to network with other growers. While I got to see some technology that is on the cutting edge and some that is a little more developed, the best part of Growing Innovations was the opportunity to sit and talk with other growers who are trying to make changes on their farms. It was awesome. I would highly recommend to anyone to come next year. You will learn something that you can take back to the farm that is going to bring value to your operation.”

“What I came here to get out of the meeting was to connect with some people I hadn’t had the opportunity to meet before, and to see if I could glean some information about how they operate so successfully and implement that into the type of work I do in the greenhouse. Overall, I think it has been very successful. I’ve enjoyed it, and I would highly recommend they do this again next year and for others to attend.”

Anthony Van Hoven, President, Battlefield Farms

Growing Innovations

REGISTER TODAY!

RESERVE YOUR SEAT AND SAVE

UNTIL  AUGUST 1ST

EARLY BIRD RATE

$425 | INDIVIDUAL
$325 | GROUP*

AUGUST 2 – NOVEMBER 12

ADVANCE RATE

$495 | INDIVIDUAL
$375 | GROUP*

NOVEMBER 13 – 14

ON SITE RATE

$525 | INDIVIDUAL
$425 | GROUP*

MAY 6 – NOVEMBER 14

ALLIED ADMISSION

$1,350 | INDIVIDUAL         $1,195 | GROUP*

*2 or more from the same company; rate refers to all registrants

Growing Innovations is proud to provide the opportunity to learn the latest innovations in specialty agriculture, and earn CCA credits in doing so.

Growing Innovations

2019 ADVISORY BOARD

GROWING INNOVATIONS benefits from the leadership and support from the progressive leaders of many of the largest specialty agriculture farms in the United States.

TERRANOVA RANCHES
Don Cameron
Vice President

OCEAN MIST FARMS
Christopher Drew
Vice President of Operations

MOONLIGHT COMPANIES
Russ Tavlan
Founder & CEO

 

R.D OFFUTT CO.
M. Vincent Restucci
Director, Procurement & Business Technology

IMAJEN TECHNOLOGY
Tyler Scheid
Principal Consultant

METROLINA GREENHOUSES
Art VanWingerden
C0-CEO

Growing Innovations

THE GRO EXPERIENCE

At this unique event, the GROWING INNOVATIONS show floor is carefully designed so that no matter where you are on the show floor, you will have a new, active, continuous learning experience.

POWERED BY THE EXPERTS ACROSS SPECIALTY AGRICULTURE

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