The Annual Hermiston Farm Fair and Trade Show 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 all day Wednesday on the main stage. The General Session will run concurrently in the altrusa room. Thursday the Cereal Session will cover wheat and corn on the main stage. Thursday morning in the altrusa room in the General Session continues. Pesticide Core credits can be earned Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Friday morning the general Pesticide Session will have pesticide recertification credits on the main stage.
All sessions are free to attendees except for a $10.00 fee for Core Programs. No pre-registration is required. Oregon, Washington and Idaho pesticide recertification credits will be available, in addition to CCA credits. An at-a-glance seminar agenda is available and a complete Farm Fair agenda with pesticide credit hours will be available by mid to late November.
The Hermiston Farm Fair Banquet will be held on Thursday evening. Dinner will be prime rib, $25 per person. A no-host social hour will begin the evening at 6:00 p.m. There will be entertainment. Tickets will be available from the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce.
One of the most important aspects of Farm Fair is the Trade Show. This is your opportunity to present innovative products and services. Participating in the Trade Show gives you the following:
Booth set up time is on Tuesday, December 3 from 2:00-7:00pm. Booths are to stay in place until noon on Friday, but will need to be removed immediately thereafter. Please have your booth staffed during the show hours. The 2013 vendor booth registration form is available now and the online registration will be ready soon.
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.