We are pleased to welcome Ryan Albers as our keynote speaker on Thursday. Ryan is the Ag Underwriting Governance Director at Farm Bureau Financial Services and will be talking about Ag Risk Management and Insurance and how it affects farm businesses. Friday we welcome Tim Vala with Vala’s Pumpkin Patch in Nebraska. Vala’s is one of the most respected Agritourism operations in the country and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year to his farm. Tim will share his story of success and how he transitioned his farm into one of the premier Fall destinations in the US. We will once again be featuring successful farming operations across Iowa in our popular farm features tract. Listen and learn from Harvestville Farm in Donnellson and Pheasant Run Farm in Van Horne. We will also be featuring sessions on Hard Cider production. You will also find breakout sections on topics such as: food safety, high tunnels, and aquaponics. There are 30+ exhibitors in the trade show with the latest seeds, supplies, high tunnel, irrigation, equipment, and grower information. There will be ample opportunities to visit with other growers, exhibitors and speakers during the conference.

Learn more about the conference on the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association website.