ALBANY — The New York State Vegetable Growers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension are transforming the annual Becker Forum and Empire State Producers Expo into a virtual conference.

The conference will take place Jan. 11 to 14, 2021.

“The New York State Vegetable Growers Association is continuing its commitment to educating all farmers, even during these unprecedented times,” organizers said in an news release. “We are looking forward to bringing in new and exciting speakers who have not been available to us in the past.”

The conference will be available online to those who register. DEC credits will be available.

A full session list will be available this fall and registration will open in November.

Those interested may visit for updates.

Contact the NYSVGA at (585) 993-0775 or email for more information.

The New York State Vegetable Growers Association, Inc. is one of the oldest agricultural organizations in New York State.

Founded in 1911, the association is a not-for-profit corporation that serves commercial fresh market, storage and processing vegetable growers. It is guided by a fifteen member Board of Directors who represent the major commodities statewide.

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