​Thank you for being a part of the debut of Growing Innovations!​

We so appreciate the participation of everyone that helped make the inaugural Growing Innovations Conference & Expo such a great success. We hope the event exceeded your expectations and provided you innovative ideas and solutions to put to use in your organization.

Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback on our year one event, we’re thrilled to announce Growing Innovations will be returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 13-14, 2019!

Please mark your calendars now and make sure to sign up for updates to stay up-to-date as Growing Innovations 2019 develops.

INTRODUCING GROWING INNOVATIONS

Today’s farm environment is as complex as ever: Production costs continue to rise, with narrowing margins and flat growth. Labor is harder to come by and harder to keep. Growing seasons are less and less predictable. And there’s an influx of new technologies that have the indisputable power to drive your farm forward. How do you navigate the options? How do you adapt and keep pace? Enter GROWING INNOVATIONS a breakthrough event assembling the entire specialty farming spectrum in one smart, connected space that’s focused on providing real solutions with proven success. Here, you’ll connect firsthand with cutting-edge industry leaders and forward thinkers offering tangible ideas and practical applications for all areas of specialty agriculture—from pre-production to post-harvest. With two immersive days offering exclusive content and keynotes alongside vetted exhibits and interactive experiences, GROWING INNOVATIONS has everything you need to lead your farm forward in one comprehensive, game-changing event.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS GROUNDBREAKING EVENT.

Cost hikes. Labor shortages. More technology. Less certainty. How does a specialty grower manage it all?

From seed to harvest and beyond, GROWING INNOVATIONS takes on specialty agriculture’s toughest challenges. Watch the video for more on how this novel conference & exhibition will bring the full range of vetted farming solutions to specialty growers across all sectors.


INNOVATIVE GROWERS:

Sharing success stories, best practices and new ideas.

INNOVATIVE GROWERS:

Step outside your field—literally and figuratively—to connect with growers of other specialty crops. GROWING INNOVATIONS offers a first-of-its-kind opportunity to exchange information, address shared challenges and learn from the expertise of your peers.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

The crucial issues that matter.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

Solution-based learning opportunities include interactive workshops, roundtables, classroom sessions and keynotes, with content addressing crop and farm management, labor, water, data, and more.

TRUSTED SOLUTIONS:

Proven on farm success.

TRUSTED SOLUTIONS:

All the solutions, strategies and methods presented at GROWING INNOVATIONS have been screened in advance to verify on-farm viability and success. Explore your options with confidence.

EXHIBIT HALL:

Solutions for every part of your farming operation.

EXHIBIT HALL:

More than 150 exhibitors and sponsors, including traditional ag suppliers as well as emerging new players, will be on hand to demonstrate field-tested solutions for all aspects of farm management, from pre-production and planting through harvesting and distribution.

LAS VEGAS:

Vibrant and convenient location.

LAS VEGAS:

Western North America is a region rich in specialty crops, and Las Vegas is a convenient central hub. Cost-effective, easily accessible and fun to visit, Vegas is the perfect gathering place for specialty crop growers from all over the continent.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT:

Unparalleled backing by specialty agriculture’s top leaders.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT:

Supporting partners include top growers and associations representing the full breadth of specialty crops, who bring their expertise to this groundbreaking event to collaborate and advance the industry.

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

americanhort aradc


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.

SEVILLE FARMS
Billy Brentlinger
President

OCEAN MIST FARMS
Christopher Drew
Vice President of Operations

SOL Y ARENAS Y ANTHONY
Carlos Espinoza
Director of Operations

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Steve Fennimore
Extension Specialist, Weed Scientist

WASHINGTON FRUIT & PRODUCE CO.
Jeff Leonardini
IPM Manager

DAVID PETROCCO FARMS
Joe Petrocco
Co-Owner and Vice President

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

BOWLES FARMING
Danny Royer
Executive Vice President

COLOR SPOT NURSERIES
Michael Treiber
Director of Procurement

METROLINA GREENHOUSES
Art Van Wingerden
Co-CEO

GROWING INNOVATIONS

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Thank You To Our Sponsors and Supporting Organizations