Speaker Spotlight: Travis Chapin

The 2017 Citrus Expo seminar series will feature the latest research in the citrus industry and address grower concerns. Travis Chapin, a specialized Extension agent in food safety, will speak on an increasing grower concern, the produce safety rule. Chapin’s presentation titled “Food Safety Modernization Act forecast: expectations for the first season under the produce safety rule” will aim to … Read More

Citrus Expo Benefits Growers and Vendors

Citrus Expo is an opportunity to bring a lot of people together, says Steve Smith, executive director of Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association. Smith says the growers get to spend time discussing and are able to pick up on new information presented at the Citrus Expo seminars. “The vendors enjoy it. It’s a good chance for them to interact … Read More

Citrus Expo: An Industry Highlight

The 2017 Citrus Expo is quickly approaching. Mike Sparks, the executive vice president/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, is looking forward to this year’s event and all it has to offer. “One of the highlights every year in the Florida citrus industry is the Citrus Expo,” Sparks says. Sparks has a long history with the Expo and says he cannot remember … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Fred Gmitter

Fred Gmitter, professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida (UF), is set to speak on Wednesday, August 16, at Citrus Expo. His talk will be a general overview of what growers should be planting today. Gmitter said he plans on discussing new varieties from UF’s citrus breeding program, including characteristics to help growers decide if these plants would … Read More

Slinski Emphasizes Importance of 2017 Bactericide Survey for Growers

Stephanie Slinski, project manager for the bactericide projects at the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, says it is vital for growers to take the 2017 survey on bactericide use in the state of Florida. Three commercial bactericide products containing the two active ingredients, streptomycin and oxytetracycline, are available for use. Growers are implementing season-long plans for application of these materials … Read More

Partnership Between Florida FFA, Citrus Expo Continues

The goal of Citrus Expo is not only to have a great event that brings together members of the citrus industry, but also to bring in agricultural students to show them opportunities for careers in the industry. It’s with this goal in mind that Citrus Expo and the Florida Future Farmers of America (FFA) began their partnership. Ties between the … Read More

What’s New at Citrus Expo 2017

Planning for the 26th annual Citrus Expo is well underway. Gary Cooper, AgNet Media founder and president, is especially excited for this year’s event. Cooper says last year’s Expo will be hard to beat, but he feels the team has it under control. The Citrus Expo seminars are a huge part of what makes the Expo a great event to … Read More

Citrus Expo: A Great Place to Network

Attendees are preparing for the highly anticipated 2017 Citrus Expo. Ron Hamel, executive vice president of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association, views the Expo as a great opportunity to network within the citrus industry.         Citrus Expo will be held August 16–17 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. Pre-registration is now open! All … Read More

Citrus Industry Celebration Expected to be Bigger and Better

Ron Hamel, executive vice president of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association (GCGA), is gearing up for the annual Citrus Industry Celebration hosted by the GCGA. The event will be held on Wednesday night, August 16, on Florida Gulf Coast University’s campus in Alico Arena. Hamel says this year’s celebration is expected to be bigger and better than in the past … Read More

Invest in Our Future Farmers at Citrus Expo

Citrus Expo is proud to partner with Florida FFA for eight years and counting! Citrus Expo takes pride in providing a leadership opportunity for FFA members to be able to network and connect with industry professionals. Expo allows FFA members to get a first-hand look at how different parts of the agriculture industry can come together. The FFA was founded … Read More