Hermiston Farm Fair - Seminars & Tradeshow
The Annual Hermiston Farm Fair - Seminars & Tradeshow will be Wednesday, December 4, through Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Hwy 395. The Farm Fair is an agricultural forum co-sponsored by OSU Extension Service, the Agriculture Committee and the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce. Local agriculture-related businesses will be displaying their wares and services, both inside and outside the Conference Center. Agriculture-related seminars will be offered all three days.
The Potato Production seminar will be held all day Wednesday. Concurrently, there will be a General Session seminar in the Altrusa Room. Thursday morning the Main Stage event will feature Cereals seminars which will cover wheat & corn crops in our area. Thursday morning the General Session will be held in the Altrusa Room and the pesticide Core Program will be offered Thursday afternoon & Friday morning. Friday morning, the general Pesticide Session will be available for pesticide recertification credits on the Main Stage.
New this year is an Insect Identification Workshop with hands on training. All sessions are free to attendees except for the Insect Identification Workshop and the Pesticide Core credit sessions. No pre-registration is required for the seminars except for the Insect Identification Workshop. Oregon, Washington and Idaho pesticide recertification credits will be available, in addition to CCA credits. A complete Farm Fair agenda and at-a-glance agenda with pesticide credit hours will be available by mid to late November.
The Hermiston Farm Fair Banquet will be held Thursday evening. A no-host social hour will begin the evening at 6:00 p.m. including entertainment, followed by a tri-tip dinner. Tickets are available from the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce at $25 per person. Location will be at John and Marge Walchli's banquet room at 79937 S Edwards Rd.
One of the important aspects of Farm Fair is the Tradeshow. This is your opportunity to present innovative products and services. Participating in the Tradeshow gives you the following:
- Exclusive, one of a kind event in Eastern Oregon
- Opportunity to network with vendors, organizations & industry representatives
- Reach hundreds of participants from Eastern Oregon & Washington
- Indoor & outdoor settings
- Ability to sponsor a table at the Farm Fair Banquet
- Complimentary booth with purchase of new Hermiston Chamber of Commerce membership (This offer is not valid for existing members)
Vendor booth registration for 2013 is available online or it can be printed and mailed along with your payment to the address provided. Booth setup begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 and runs until 7:00 p.m. Please plan to have your booths in place until noon on Friday and staffed during the entire tradeshow.
The Farm Fair is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and visit with friends and neighbors over a variety of freshly prepared refreshments courtesy of our local food processors. Come and treat yourself at the 40th Annual Hermiston Farm Fair.