The Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo are coming to you this year! The popular annual events will be virtual to present information to growers in a safe way against the backdrop of COVID-19.

The annual general session is making a comeback this year. All growers are invited to attend the general session, which will feature two speakers. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Director of Cannabis Holly Bell will give an update on the state’s hemp program. Bell’s hemp talk was a hit at last year’s Expo, and we are excited to welcome her back to the event. She’ll discuss how the Florida hemp program is becoming the role model for the country. Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association President Mike Joyner will speak on the impact of imports from Mexico.

Both the citrus and VSC seminar program will debut online at at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 19–20. Attendees will be able to view videos of the research presentations from their computers or cell phones.