Expos Cancelled due to Changing COVID-19 Conditions

Although grower and exhibitor interest remains high, AgNet Media has cancelled the 2020 Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo in the interest of public safety. For nearly three decades, Citrus Expo has been a tradition that growers look forward to each year. Unfortunately, that tradition will be on hiatus this year, due to the recent rapid escalation of … Read More

Citrus Expo/Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo Set for August

The annual Citrus Expo/Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo will be held as scheduled Aug. 12–13 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. A decision on holding the event was delayed due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. Robin Loftin, president of the Expo host AgNet Media, assures that numerous safety measures will be implemented to keep attendees as … Read More

Thank You for a Record-Breaking Expo!

Dear Growers, Exhibitors, Industry Members and AgNet Media Friends: Wow! Saying a simple thank you to all of you is not nearly enough. This year’s grower turnout for the 28th annual Citrus Expo, now combined with the Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo, smashed all previous attendance records, as we at AgNet Media continue to read the road ahead and … Read More

Scenes From Expo 2019

The Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo hosted their biggest crowd ever during the combined event held Aug. 14–15 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. Kicking off Citrus Expo and VSC Expo was a general session addressing timely issues for all types of growers. Attendees gained knowledge on hemp, water issues and labor. … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Julien Beuzelin

Silk flies continue to be the main pest management problem for South Florida’s sweet corn growers. Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC), will be among the speakers at the Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo. He’ll discuss the dangers silk flies pose to South … Read More

Everything You Need to Know Before Expo

The Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo are right around the corner! In order to make the most of your experience, here’s everything you should know before you go. TRADE SHOW AGENDA Wednesday, Aug. 14 Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. Enjoy complimentary sausage and biscuits before walking the trade show floor. Ribs and beef hoppin’ … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Nick Dufault

Florida watermelon growers continue to struggle with fusarium wilt. Nick Dufault, plant pathologist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), will be discussing this disease during his seminar presentation at the Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo. Fusarium wilt is a soilborne fungal disease that can affect watermelon plants at any point from seed to harvest. … Read More

Support the Future of Agriculture at Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo!

The popular backyard pull-behind smoker returns to the Expo for this year’s FFA fundraiser with a new twist. The winner of this Ultimate Backyard BBQ Bundle will not only win the state-of-the-art smoker, but will also receive a cooler filled with everything you’ll need for a perfect backyard BBQ with family and friends. Don’t forget to purchase your FFA raffle … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Hugh Smith

Whiteflies and diamondback moths have grown to be a big issue for South Florida vegetable growers. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are studying how resistant these pests have become to commonly used insecticides. Hugh Smith, entomologist at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, will be sharing some results that have … Read More

Vegetable and Specialty Crop Seminars Cover Big Issues

Last year, AgNet Media incorporated vegetable and specialty crop (VSC) seminars into the 28-year-old Citrus Expo. The change was met with positive feedback from both growers and industry members. Therefore, AgNet Media decided to expand that side of the program and debut the Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo) this year, being held in conjunction with Citrus Expo. The … Read More