The second annual New Jersey Agricultural Convention and Trade Show will take place Feb. 5-7, 2013, at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ.
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey (VGANJ) held their annual gatherings concurrently for the first time in 2012, garnering a strong response.
The 2013 event is expected to be bigger and better, with many educational and informational opportunities, as well as an impressive trade show, appealing to New Jersey’s diverse agricultural industry by promoting greater participation and interaction among a wider cross-section of industry members from all sectors.
“We have created an expanded forum for New Jersey’s agricultural community to learn about the issues facing the industry so the Department of Agriculture can better serve these constituents,” said New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher. “We look forward to growing the convention each year and welcome and encourage other organizations to join us.”
The VGANJ portion of the convention/trade show begins on Feb. 5. The trade show will feature exhibits and displays from many from many of the industry’s suppliers and business associates. In addition, a wide variety of educational sessions on topics including growing crops, food safety, the latest ideas in agricultural practices, farm labor management and agriculture water issues.
The State Agriculture Convention will open with its regular business session on Feb. 6. The meeting will include listening sessions on risk management and farm profitability.
For more information on the convention, visit http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/conventions/2013/index.html.