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IFTA 2014 Study Tour
November 15-22, 2014


IFTA is excited to be headed to Northern Italy for the 2014 Study Tour! Space is limited - the Study Tour is capped at 146 people. You may be added to the waiting list at no cost and will be contacted if space becomes available to place your deposit and reserve a spot for the tour.

Details for the Study Tour are still being confirmed, but the tentative agenda has participants convening the evening of Saturday, November 15, near Venice. Visits to Venice, Verona, South Tyrol and Trento di Non Valley are being scheduled, with time allotted to visit Interpoma. The tour is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, November 22. The anticipated cost of registration will be in the US$1,900-2,100 range per person for double occupancy, and US$2,400-2,600 range for single occupancy. The registration fee will include seven nights of hotel accommodations, all group ground transportation, some group meals and entrance fees. Airfare to Italy is NOT included in your registration fee. Final registration will be completed once all contracted services are completed and the final registration fees are determined.

You must be a 2014 IFTA member to log in to the website to add your name to the waiting list. If you do not know your UserName and Password to login and purchase your deposit, please use the link on the website to reset your password.

Save the Date for the 58th Annual IFTA Conference!

February 21-25, 2015

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The 58th Annual IFTA Conference will feature a Pre-Conference Honeycrisp Intensive Workshop on Saturday, February 21.  Educational sessions on the 23rd and 25th will cover production topics for profitable orchard management.  Don't miss the Orchard Tours through the Annapolis Valley on Tuesday, February 24.  More details about the conference will be coming soon with online registration opening in November.


Thank you for contributing to the IFTA Research Foundation!

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Research Foundation in 2013, whether for current research projects and operation or to the permanent endowment fund. To see a list of the 2013 donors, click here.

The IFTA Research Foundation provided grant money to six research projects awarded by the IFTA Research Committee for 2013 for a total of $45,000. As the Foundation continues to build the permanent endowment, returns from that investment will be able to fund future research projects. With your help, our organization will continue to be the leading international organization advancing intensive orchard systems. Please click here to
make a 2014 donation.

Thank you to our 2014 Young Grower Scholarships Sponsors:

  • Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station
  • Michigan State Pomesters
  • Summit Tree Sales
  • International Plant Management, Inc.
  • N.M. Bartlett, Inc.
  • State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania
  • Ag Choice Farm Credit

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