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Pre-Registration for Western NY Fruit Conference - "State of the Industry" Deadline: February 20, 2023  at 5:00 PM


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Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

February 27 - February 28, 2023

Time

Monday 12 PM-5PM, with optional banquet dinner. Tuesday 8AM-5PM

Location

RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 W Henrietta Rd.
Henrietta, NY 14586

Cost

Full Conference : $175.00
(addl attendee $175.00 ea.)
Enrollee & Motts growers receive a $30 discount
Enrollee Discount: $30.00

Day 1 Only : $60.00
(addl attendee $60.00 ea.)
Enrollee & Motts growers receive a $10 discount, if you haven't already please enroll for 2023
Enrollee Discount: $10.00

Day 2 Only : $125.00
(addl attendee $125.00 ea.)
Enrollee & Motts growers receive a $15 discount - select enrollee, in you haven't reenrolled yet please use the link above
Enrollee Discount: $15.00

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Craig Kahlke
585-735-5448



CCE-LOF are excited to bring you a multi-day fruit conference in WNY! Please see tentative agenda pdf available below.  There will not be an online option for attendees. The conference will begin with lunch on Feb 27, followed by two afternoon sessions with a break in between, which are included with your registration fee. An optional cocktail hour (cash bar) and banquet dinner (separate pre-registration required) will be among the choices attendees have. Folks can choose to stay in the host hotel or nearby ones, or commute. The RIT Inn & Conference Center is conveniently located away from downtown, so parking (free) and optional dinner on your own choices will be less restrictive. Day 2 will be a full day program that will include 4 educational sessions, along with breakfast, lunch, and 2 breaks, which are all included with your registration fee. There are ala carte options of only attending day 1 (half day) or day 2 (full day). 

When registering please be sure to consider including the option to register for the March 3, 2023 Statewide Virtual Tree Fruit Meeting, at a discount rate when included in this event registration.

DEC credits will be available during the morning sessions on Day 2. The first session runs 8-9:40, and the second session runs 10:10 - noon.  Please be sure to bring your pesticide applicators license and sign up for credits at the beginning of the appropriate sessions. 

If you are an LOF enrollee or Mott's Grower please choose enrollee option to obtain the discount for the 1st attendee listed, and make sure to choose the correct number of discount options for any additional attendees you are registering.

Please be sure if you haven't already to re-enroll in the Lake Ontario Fruit Program to receive a discount on the Conference Registration.  You can enroll at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/en....

The RIT Inn & Conference Center is offering a block of rooms for our conference at the discounted rate of $139.00 per night. Individuals are requested to contact the Hotel directly at 585-359-1800 or visit their website at: https://www.rit.edu/ritinn/rooms for reservations. The group code for the discounted rate is: 230227TFBG   Please book your rooms early.

Cornell Employees, Students, and Speakers at this conference please contact us regarding registration to this event.

For more details visit https://blogs.cornell.edu/nyst...

For Registration Question Please Contact:  Natalie Mrzywka by phone 585-798-4265 ext 122 or email  or Elizabeth Tee by phone 585-798-4265 ext 133 or email 

For all other Conference Questions Please Contact: Craig Kahlke by phone 585-735-5448 or email



Tentative Schedule - 1-25-2023 (PDF; 542KB)

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