8th Dec, 2020   -  10th Dec, 2020

Welcome to the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo

For the past 19 years the Great Lakes Fruit Vegetable and Farm Market Expo has been held in in Grand Rapids. Because of this year’s unprecedented circumstances we are holding the event online! It will be an unforgettable event with industry partners.

Over three days, you will be able to visit with experts in our virtual tradeshow, network with other professionals, enjoy the awards program and poster sessions and take in the education program. The education program includes sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and operations, farmers’ markets and organic production and marketing. There will also be sessions covering diversity of general interest topics, including food safety and labor.

As in the past, presentations will be made by researchers and Extension educators from Michigan State University, other Land Grand universities and industry. Many of the education sessions will offer credits for Michigan and Ohio Private and Commerciale Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors.

3 Days

100+ Exhibit Booths

150+ Hours of Content

75+ Speakers

2000+ Virtual Attendees

Special Virtual Expo Features

Virtual Exhibit Hall

The EXPO offers one of the largest trade shows in North America! Exhibitors will be showing a variety of products and services for growers, greenhouse and farm marketers. Exhibitors include farm equipment companies, seed companies, nurseries, fertilizer and farm chemical manufacturers and suppliers, packaging equipment and container companies, greenhouse specific suppliers and products for Farm Markets.

Awards Program

The EXPO offers one of the largest trade shows in North America! Exhibitors will be showing a variety of products and services for growers, greenhouse and farm marketers. Exhibitors include farm equipment companies, seed companies, nurseries, fertilizer and farm chemical manufacturers and suppliers, packaging equipment and container companies, greenhouse specific suppliers and products for Farm Markets.

Poster Sessions

The 2020 educational posters will be available for viewing in the virtual conference platform. These posters provide informative summaries of research results on various crop management practice.

Genius Bars

Have you wanted to meet with an expert on a topic but have not been able to reach them? The Genius Bar is your opportunity to meet with experts and ask your burning questions. Topics and Experts will be announced closer to the event date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you’ll need to register for EXPO. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Ten you’ll receive an email confirming your registration for the event.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
No, you will only need to have access to the internet.
Send an email to tech@vfairs.com for any technical assistance.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
  • Participate in the Virtual Tradeshow
  • Watch live online presentations from top industry speakers
  • Download valuable materials to access later
  • Chat live with exhibitors and industry experts
Once the session has concluded, the video will be available on-demand for one month.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.
No. Exhibitors will have the ability to video chat and the Genius Bar will have a video function, but a webcam is not required to participate.

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