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SERF&V holds 15th annual expo

IMG 7250SAVANNAH, GA — The 2017 Southeastern Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference drew around 3,305 attendees and 286 exhibitors to this historic city Jan. 5-8, offering education sessions on specific crops, organics, unmanned systems in precision agriculture, food safety, roadside markets, and silent and live auctions. Exhibit space in the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center was sold out, along with rooms at all four of the host hotels.

Attendance was a record 3,500 in 2016. For this year’s show, the 15th annual, attendance was hampered by snow and ice in Georgia and the Carolinas, said Charles Hall, executive director of the Georgia Fruit & Vegetables Growers Association, which with the Georgia and South Carolina peach councils is a prime sponsor of the annual event. “Overall, we were pleased with the attendance,” he said.


The trade show floor at the recent Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA, featured items ranging from live plants, tractors and farm equipment, a clear plastic elephant sculpture to computer software.