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Upcoming Ag and Horticulture Events

Should I Attend These Events?

Throughout the world there are many events held with the purpose of gathering like minded people to share ideas and celebrate the success of those in the fields of Agriculture and Horticulture. Below we have gathered several notable events that we encourage you to attend if possible. There are some great opportunities to learn and expand your understanding of up and coming technology or growing practices.


Local Events - Utah

  • 2021 Holiday Open House at Ogden Nature Center

    • Date: December 3-4, 2021
    • Location: Ogden Nature Center, Ogden UT
    • Information: Join us Friday, Dec. 3, from 9-5 & Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9-4 for our long-standing Holiday Open House tradition! Admission is free. Pick up some fresh evergreen swag, potted succulents, amaryllis bulbs, unique stocking stuffers, gifts for nature lovers, local art, take-home crafts for kids, and more.
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  • Downtown Winter Farmers Market

    • Date: November 13, 2021 - April 23, 2022
    • Location: The Gateway Olympic Legacy Plaza, Salt Lake City Utah
    • Information: "The Winter Market will open on November 13th and operate weekly from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm through April 23rd, 2022. The Winter Farmers Market will feature locally grown and produced produce, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, sauces, condiments, chocolate and much more."
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  • Utah State Fair

    • Date: September 8-18, 2022
    • Location: Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake City UT
    • Information: "The 2021 Utah State Fair was a FUNTASTIC success! We'll be working hard all year to bring back Utah's biggest and longest running event in the state for 2022! We'll highlight Utah's agricultural history while focusing on the FUN! You'll find all your fair favorites like exciting rides, world-class entertainment, and tantalizing Fair food. There's nothing like the Fair!"
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  • Annual Pumpkin Regatta

    • Date: October 2022
    • Location: Oquirrh Lake South Jordan, UT
    • Information: Each year the Giant Pumpkin Regatta is hosted by True Leaf market and Live Daybreak where several races take place requiring both kids and adults to paddle their giant pumpkin boats across the water of Oquirrh Lake. Races start at 10am and are complete around Noon with activities occuring through the duration of the event. This event is not one to miss. Join us for the awesome races, fun games, petting zoo, food trucks, and other festivities that are sure to add to your fall celebrations.
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    • The Story of True Leaf Markets Giant Pumpkin
    • Past Regatta Winners and Videos

U.S. and Global Events

  • CSS & Seed Expo

    • Date: December 6-9, 2021
    • Location: Chicago, IL
    • Information: The ASTA invites you to, "Join more than 2,000 seed industry professionals from 36 countries for America's largest seed industry conference! A time-honored tradition each December in Chicago, this year's CSS & Seed Expo will bring new opportunities to life with essential networking and educational opportunities to keep your industry connections and career knowledge current. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this year for an unforgettable event!"
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  • Great Lakes Expo

    • Date: December 7-9, 2021
    • Location: Grand Rapids, MI
    • Information: Come learn from researchers, extention educators of Land Grant Universities including Michigan State University, and industry professionals."Over three days, the program includes sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and operations, farmers’ markets and organic production and marketing. There will also be sessions covering a diversity of general interest topics, including food safety and labor."
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  • Southwest Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

    • Date: January 6-9, 2022
    • Location: Savannah, GA
    • Information: Come join the Southwest Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference for the largest Educational Production conference and trade show in the Southeastern U.S. Make connections with growers, vendors, and suppliers of the industry.
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  • EcoFarm Conference

    • Date: January 19-22, 2022
    • Location: Pacific Grove, CA
    • Information: Join the, "annual gathering of agriculturalists working to advance just and ecological farming and food systems. Join us for visionary keynote speakers, skill-building workshops, pre-conference events, our expo, seed swaps, networking, and farm tours."
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  • Oregon Seed Association Mid-Winter Meeting

    • Date: January 20, 2022
    • Location: Lebanon, OR
    • Information: The mid-winter meeting of the OSA, a non-profit ag trade association which markets and distributes seed to several countries and continents.
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  • Great Lakes Trade Expo

    • Date: January 24-26, 2022
    • Location: Lansing, MI
    • Information: One of the biggest Expos of the year! The Great Lakes Trade Expo showcases speakers from many leading companies in the nursery and landscaping industry.
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  • IPSA and ICIA Corn Belt Seed Conference

    • Date: January 24-27, 2022
    • Location: Indianapolis, IN
    • Information: "The Corn Belt Seed Conference has always brought together Seed Industry experts and professionals to network and share ideas through innovation and collaboration. This year is no different, and we anticipate an even greater opportunity with IPSA members attending from all over the country."
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  • ASTA Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference

    • Date: January 28-February 1, 2022
    • Location: San Diego, CA
    • Information: One of the largest meetings where professionals throughout the seed industry network and present educational opportunities and findings.
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  • Global Organic Produce Expo (GOPEX)

    • Date: January 31-February 2, 2022
    • Location: Hollywood, FL
    • Information: "As the only globally driven show for organic produce, this show creates a forum for unique and specific opportunities. Network, exchange ideas, source new products and services, and do business with the industry’s leading growers, distributors, packer and retailers. Register today!"
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  • Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

    • Date: February 1-3, 2022
    • Location: Hershey, PA
    • Information: "The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast, normally combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities - all designed to enable fruit, vegetable and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries."
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  • Organic Seed Growers Conference

    • Date: February 4-11, 2022
    • Location: Virtual
    • Information: "The Organic Seed Growers Conference is a biennial gathering by and for agroecological seed communities in the U.S. across the world. The event creates spaces where experienced and emerging seed stewards can convene timely conversations, educational trainings, and strategy sessions. The gathering serves as a conduit for making new connections and catching up with old friends, networking across organic seed communities, sharing knowledge with other participants, and celebrating the growing movement."
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  • NJ Agricultural Convention and Trade Show

    • Date: February 8-10, 2022
    • Location: Atlantic City, NJ
    • Information: A convention instituted to, "disseminate knowledge of the growing and marketing of vegetables through cooperation with Rutgers Cooperative Extension (NJAES), NJ Dept. of Agriculture and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and all other existing organizations and committees working for or interested in the vegetable industry of the Garden State."
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  • World Ag Expo

    • Date: February 8-10, 2022
    • Location: Tulare, CA
    • Information: "More than 1,400 exhibitors display the latest in farm equipment, communications and technology on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. Free seminars focus on a variety of topics important to dairy producers, farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals. World Ag Expo® is a can’t miss show for anyone in Ag."
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  • Fruit Logistica

    • Date: February 9-11
    • Location: Berlin, Germany
    • Information: "The International Fresh Produce Association booth serves as the destination for members attending the Fruit Logistica exposition. Members can visit with IFPA staff and colleagues to learn about the new association, plans for The Global Produce and Floral Show, executive development programs for global produce leaders, programs in food safety and supply chain management, research in consumer trends, and more."
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  • Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

    • Date: February 9-13, 2022
    • Location: Seattle, WA
    • Information: "Join us as we celebrate “Greetings from Spring” with over 20 display gardens, more than 90 free seminars and workshops, and thousands of treasures in the garden marketplace. The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival is the best annual event to gather ideas and inspiration for beautiful living spaces. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting to dig in the dirt, there’s something for everyone!"
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  • Pacific Seed Association (PSA) Annual Convention

    • Date: February 13-16, 2022
    • Location: Waikoloa, HI
    • Information: " Our convention program has been carefully crafted to showcase topics of interest for everyone – including updates from the Hawaiian seed industry, as well as work being done at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in researcher and breeding, a panel discussion on cybersecurity and the safety of the agricultural channels, legislative updates, our PSA Annual Meeting, field crop reports and inspiring speakers."
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  • ASTA Management Academy

    • Date: February 15-17, 2022
    • Location: West Lafayette, IN
    • Information: " Our convention program has been carefully crafted to showcase topics of interest for everyone – including updates from the Hawaiian seed industry, as well as work being done at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in researcher and breeding, a panel discussion on cybersecurity and the safety of the agricultural channels, legislative updates, our PSA Annual Meeting, field crop reports and inspiring speakers."
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  • IL-IN Seed Conditioning Workshop

  • Indoor Ag-Con

    • Date: February 27 - March 1, 2022
    • Location: Las Vegas, NV
    • Information: "Indoor Ag-Con provides a venue for those working with crops from leafy greens and mushrooms, to alternate proteins, to legal cannabis and other medicinal crops to meet and exchange ideas."
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  • United Fresh Convention & Expo

    • Date: March 9-11, 2022
    • Location: Boston, MA
    • Information: "United Fresh places an unparalleled focus on driving innovation, profitability and knowledge for the produce industry overall, and particularly for our member companies. We design our annual Convention and other events and programs to stimulate the conversations and business partnerships that will grow the industry, provide business-to-business opportunities, and customize your experience based on your and your company’s needs."
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  • Commodity Classic

    • Date: March 10-12, 2022
    • Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Information: "At Commodity Classic, you’ll get the answers, solutions and information you need to gain greater clarity—and create a vision for your farm’s success for years to come."
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  • Garden Expo

    • Date: March 14, 2022
    • Location: Spokane, WA
    • Information: "The Expo offers over 250 booths of fantastic plant and garden-related items. You can explore unique offerings of garden art, wind chimes, planters, garden furniture, iron works, and a wealth of other products. It's a great opportunity to get something special for someone to pick up something for your own garden. The Garden Expo is presented by The Inland Empire Gardeners (TIEG). This is our 21st year hosting the Expo. Every year the show provides an opportunity for nurseries and merchants to interact with the community by offering a wealth of goods, services and information. Put the Garden Expo on your calendar and come join us for a day of fun!"
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  • California Spring Trials

    • Date: March 30 - April 3, 2022
    • Location: Various CA Locations
    • Information: A launching ground for the newest plant varieties, products, programs, and concepts.
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  • ISTA Congress

  • ISF World Seed Congress

    • Date: May 16-18, 2022
    • Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
    • Information: "This unique forum for developing industry knowledge and networks, and negotiating trade agreements has been bringing seed people together since 1924 when the first International Seed Congress was held in London."
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  • Oregon Seed Association Annual Summer Convention

  • ASTA Policy & Leadership Development Conference

  • Cultivate'22

    • Date: July 15-19, 2022
    • Location: Columbus, OH
    • Information: "Cultivate has been bringing the green industry together for more than 90 years. Hosted by AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association, Cultivate is where the entire industry gathers for business, professional development, and to make new connections. With a 650+ exhibitor trade show, 100+ educational sessions, industry production tours and workshops, and plentiful networking opportunities, Cultivate is the must-attend event for the entire industry"
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  • Northern Seed Trade Association (NSTA) Annual Meeting

    • Date: July 19-21, 2022
    • Location: Lincoln, NE
    • Information: "NSTA was established in 1950 to promote the interests of the northern seed trade. NSTA works with educational and regulatory authorities and other interested agencies in the development of a sound and effective seed program."
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  • The Garden Center Show

  • Farwest Trade Show

    • Date: August 24-26, 2022
    • Location: Portland, OR
    • Information: "Do you need new ideas to increase efficiency, sales and profitability? We know you do! With nearly 400 exhibitors, Farwest is your ticket to the nursery and retail garden center industry. Whether you’re a grower, retailer, wholesale buyer, supplier, or landscape professional, you’ll find that Farwest offers you the complete trade show experience."
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  • Asia Fruit Logistica

  • All-America Selections, Home Garden Seed Association and National Garden Bureau Summer Summit

  • National FFA Convention & Expo

    • Date: October 26-29, 2022
    • Location: Indianapolis, IN
    • Information: "More than 250 exhibitors representing agriculture, colleges, fundraising, the U.S. Armed Services and auto and truck manufacturers will greet attendees in the Indiana Convention Center for the 2022 National FFA Expo. There’s something for everyone: Members will discover many agricultural careers and explore opportunities in postsecondary job training and education. Chapter advisors can gather ideas and new materials for their classrooms."
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  • ASTA Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference

    • Date: January 27-31, 2023
    • Location: Champions Gate, FL
    • Information: One of the largest meetings where professionals throughout the seed industry network and present educational opportunities and findings.
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