We are excited to return to a live Annual Meeting and Hort Expo in 2021! However, this format will require us to take steps to comply with government COVID safety rules. Social distancing is no longer required, but we will be subject to the state’s mandate for masking indoors except when eating or drinking.
In addition, the Governor has announced that beginning November 15th large indoor ticketed events such as the Annual Meeting will be required to verify that attendees are fully vaccinated or have received a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event. Although details have not yet been published, we understand that this will be similar to the measures in place for large sporting events. We are planning now to ensure that this will cause as little disruption and inconvenience as possible.
Our expectation is that attendees will be able to show evidence of their vaccination or test status once prior to collecting their credentials for the meeting. This may include an original vaccination card, photo of that card on your phone, or confirmation generated from the state’s verification tool. Our staff will be aware that due to privacy concerns many providers, including FEMA sites, allowed vaccination under a name that may not match identification documents.
Finally, attendees should note that that this verification requirement applies only to the Annual Meeting as a registered event. The Hort Expo is open to the public without cost, and so no vaccination or testing verification will be required to visit trade show vendors. We will provide additional details to attendees as they become available, but feel free to contact Tim Kovis at 509-452-8555 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
WSTFA’ s Annual Meeting & NW Hort Expo
Pre-Registration is now closed. Registration will re-open on Sunday, December 5th in the lobby of the Yakima Convention Center from 2-6pm.
We encourage pre-registered attendees to be at the Yakima Convention Center from 2-6pm to pick up your name badge to avoid the long lines on Monday.
Leadership Luncheon and WSTFA Awards Banquet tickets can still be purchased here.
Dec. 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2021, Yakima Convention Center and Yakima Valley SunDome @ State Fair Park
Dec. 5th, 6th, & 7th, 2022, Wenatchee Convention Center, Wentachee, WA
Dec. 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Yakima Convention Center and Yakima Valley SunDome @ State Fair Park
Sponsorship, Meeting Registration & Billing
***If you are an employee of an Annual Meeting Sponsor, you may be eligible for a discounted meeting rate. Please check with your employer or contact Joanne@wstfa.org or call 509-630-3072
Communications, Events & Speaker Coordinator
NW Hort Expo/Trade Show
Dawn Milne (509) 784-0357
Angie Sali (509) 728-0010
Or visit http://www.nwhortexpo.com
WSTFA Office (509) 452-8555
Domex Superfresh Growers
G.S. Long Company
innov8 Ag Solutions
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Teleos Ag Solutions
WA Apple Education Foundation
Brandt’s Fruit Trees
Gee Whiz II
GLOBALG.A.P. North America Inc.
Honey Bear Growers LLC
N Valley Mechanical
Pear Bureau NW
Van Well Nursery
Washington Apple Commission
Washington Growers League
Washington State Fruit Commission
Borton & Sons
Columbia Fruit Packers
Jack Frost / Marley Orchards
Legacy Fruit Packers
McDougall & Sons
Price Cold Storage & Packing Co Inc
Sage Fruit Company
Washington Fruit & Produce
Yakima Fruit & Cold Storage
Zirkle Fruit Company