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Title: Welcome to the Washington State Horticultural Associations 105th Annual Meeting


1
Welcome to the Washington State Horticultural
Associations 105th Annual Meeting
2
About WSHA
  • The Washington State Horticultural Association
    (WSHA) has worked to advance the tree fruit
    industry since 1904. WSHA is the nations
    largest association of tree fruit growers.
  • With nearly 3,000 members, the association relies
    solely on voluntary dues to fund its broad range
    of programs, from education and political actions
    to communication.

3
Education
  • The education efforts of WSHA focus on informing
    orchardists and shippers about issues and
    emerging technologies affecting the tree fruit
    industry.
  • We partner with other tree fruit groups to
    sponsor the leading educational conference within
    Washington's tree fruit community for
    Washingtons tree fruit growers and shippers.

4
Education
  • The WSHA Annual Meeting takes place each year in
    December.
  • The meeting, which alternates between Wenatchee
    and Yakima, draws in over 1,100 industry members
    to learn about the latest trends and topics
    occurring within the fruit industry.

5
Annual Meeting Etiquette
  • Cell phones and beepers MUST be turned off in
    session rooms.
  • Take conversations that are unrelated to the
    program outside of session rooms.
  • Arrive on time. Avoid entering or leaving rooms
    while a speaker is presenting

6
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance General
  • The Washington State Horticultural Association's
    105th Annual Meeting, Postharvest Conference and
    NW Hort Expo will run December 7, 8 9 at the
    Wenatchee Convention Center.
  • This year's meeting theme is Resilient Growers
    Facing Challenges…Leading Changes."

7
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance General
  • Annual Meeting Registration
  • Annual meeting attendees who pre-registered can
    pick up their meeting registration packet that
    includes their name tag for entry into the
    meeting in the lobby of the Wenatchee Convention
    Center.

8
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance General
  • Registration Hours Monday and Tuesday from 700
    a.m. to 500 p.m. Wednesday from 730 a.m. to
    1200 noon.

9
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance General
  • Parking During the Annual Meeting The
    Convention Center parking lot will be patrolled
    this year to prevent illegal parking.  To
    accommodate the overflow parking, the City of
    Wenatchee is suspending the enforcement of the
    2-hour limit on parking in the downtown
    convention center vicinity during the WSHA Annual
    Meeting.
  • This does not include loading zones or
    handicapped spaces.  If you park in a loading
    zone or handicapped spot illegally, you run the
    risk of being ticketed.  

10
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance Monday, Tuesday
Wednesday
  • NW Hort Expo Over 200 tree fruit industry
    vendors invite you to visit the NW Hort Expo that
    will be held downstairs at the Wenatchee
    Convention Center in conjunction with the annual
    meeting.

11
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance Monday, Tuesday
Wednesday
  • NW Hort Expo Hours
  • Monday and Tuesday, from 800 a.m. to 530 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 800 a.m. 1200 p.m.
  • This year's NW Hort Expo is hosted by the
  • NCW Fieldmans Association

12
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance Monday
  • Join us at the WSHA Leadership Luncheon on for a
    timely and informative discussion. 
  • Luncheon tickets can be purchased at the
    registration desk for 25.

13
WSHA Meeting At-A-Glance Tuesday
  • Paul Tvergyak, Banquet Emcee The Silver Apple,
    Silver Pear, Women's Leadership awards and Good
    Fruit Grower of the Year will be presented at the
    banquet. The first 200 banquet tickets sold will
    receive a commemorative print by Wenatchee artist
    Jan Cook Mack compliments of the Western Fruit
    Grower and DuPont Altacor.
  • Banquet tickets can be purchased at the annual
    meeting registration desk for 45
  • Poster Presenters will be available at their
    posters on Tuesday evening from 600 p.m. 700
    p.m. for a special meet and greet.

14
  • WSHA would like to thank our Annual Meeting
    partners,
  • who are instrumental in planning a successful
    educational Annual Meeting.

Good Fruit Grower Magazine NCW Fieldmans
Association Roys Audio Visual Washington State
University Washington Tree Fruit Research
Commission Washington State Department of
Agriculture
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Helping Washington Tree Fruit Growers provide
safe, high-quality fruit to the marketplace.
16
  • GRAS2P is a grower-based effort for audit
    readiness, food safety operating procedures,
    establishment of standards for sustainable
    practices, traceability from market back to
    farm, and continued use of Good Agricultural
    Practices in orchards.

17
  • Its as simple as the A-B-C-Ds
  • Audit Readiness
  • Better Management Systems
  • Crop Specific Science Based Criteria
  • Documentation Systems

18
G Get R Ready For A Audits USDA GAP
and Global G.A.P. and Sustainability S Simple
but not always Easy S Specific for Tree Fruit
Operations P Powerful Message to Tell Your
Production Story
19
  • Keeping Our Industry Sustainable.
  • People
  • Place
  • Profit
  • Ensuring a Safe Food Supply.

20
Thank You Annual Meeting Sponsors
21
Registration
  • Sponsored By

22
Program Guide
  • Sponsored By

23
Lanyards
  • Sponsored By

24
Annual Meeting Audio/Visual
  • Sponsored By

25
Registration Packets
  • Sponsored By

26
Bottled Water
  • Sponsored By

G.S. Long Co., Inc.
27
Purchase a Raffle Ticket
  • You can enter to WIN a New 2009 Rears Powerblast
    Sprayer from the Washington Apple Education
    Foundation at this year's annual meeting in
    Wenatchee.
  • All proceeds from the raffle will benefit WAEF
    scholarship and farmworker education programs.
  • The winner will be announced Tuesday, December
    8th during the WSHA Industry Awards Banquet.
    Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

28
WSHA Mission
  • The Washington State Horticultural Association
    was organized in 1904 to advance the tree fruit
    industry by providing education and training
    programs to meet the changing needs of the
    industry.
  • WSHA also serves as the advocate on issues
    affecting the tree fruit industry, particularly
    legislation and regulation.

29
Political Action
  • WSHA represents the tree fruit industry in
    Olympia, working both legislative and regulatory
    issues. The association brings growers to
    Olympia, putting growers in touch face-to-face
    with key legislators and key decision-makers.
  • The WSHA Board, with input from other tree fruit
    groups, sets the WSHA legislative agenda and
    outlines positions on critical issues, from water
    and salmon to unemployment insurance and labor.

30
WSHA Events
  • The WSHA Annual Meeting is a three-day
    educational gathering of tree fruit growers and
    shippers that serves as a forum for producers to
    discuss the latest trends occurring within the
    tree fruit industry.
  • The annual meeting location alternates between
    Wenatchee and Yakima each year. In 2010, our
    annual meeting will be in Yakima, Washington,
    December 6, 7, 8.

31
WSHA Communications
  • We use multiple means to keep the industry
    informed, such as the WSHA website, Hort
    Headlines, Capitol View, For Members Only
    Newsletter, Tree Fruit Day and the Annual
    Meeting.

Visit our web site to learn more www.wahort.org
32
Thank You Annual Meeting Session Sponsors
33
Poster Session
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Sponsored By

34
Resilient Growers
Facing Challenges…Leading Changes
  • Sponsored By

35
WSHA Leadership Luncheon
  • Sponsored By

36
Smart Safe in the Food Chain
  • Sponsored By

37
Economic Resiliency
  • Sponsored By

38
Poster Session
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Sponsored By

39
Crop Load Management
Beyond Chemical Thinning
  • Sponsored By

40
Sustainability
What Does it Look Like
  • Sponsored By

41
Spanish Language Session I
  • Sponsored By

42
Spanish Language Session II
  • Sponsored By

43
Tools for Orchard Resiliency
  • Sponsored By

44
Tree Fruit Technologies
Tools and Return on Investment
  • Sponsored By

45
Tree Fruit Technologies
Tools and Return on Investment
  • Sponsored By

46
WSHA Banquet
  • Sponsored By

and
47
Tuesday Evening Food Sponsors
  • Hors doeuvres Host
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • Dessert Buffet Host
  • SmartFresh
  • Wine Sponsor
  • SmartFresh

48
Tuesday Evening Print
Titled Bloom
  • Thank You Jan Cook Mack Western Fruit Grower

49
Poster Session
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Sponsored By

50
Organics
  • Sponsored By

51
Northwest Fruit Crops Pears
  • Sponsored By

G.S. Long Co., Inc.
52
Northwest Fruit Crops Cherries
  • Sponsored By

53
State FFA Apple/Pear Judging Student Leadership
Luncheon
  • Sponsored By

Washington Apple Education Foundation
54
WSHA
Government Affairs Program
55
WSHA Government Affairs
  • Protecting the tree fruit industry from unfair
    laws and rules, WSHA represents the tree fruit
    industry on legislative and regulatory issues in
    Olympia.
  • We work with other tree fruit groups to identify
    priority issues and develop industry positions to
    offer smart solutions.
  • The end result saves the industry time and money
    from unnecessary laws and regulations.

56
WSHA Events
  • Tree Fruit Day is organized each year by the
    Washington State Horticultural Association and
    brings political attention to the states tree
    fruit industry.
  • Tree fruit producers gather in Olympia the
    beginning of each year, to participate in the
    Annual Tree Fruit Day.
  • Participants personally meet with many key
    legislators to brief them on tree fruit issues.

57
WSHA Events
  • Annual Golf Tournament is the second Tuesday of
    August and organized by the Washington State
    Horticultural Association.
  • All proceeds from the tournament support
    scholarships that are awarded to students in
    honor of past tree fruit industry leaders.
  • Scholarships are awarded in memory of Gerald
    Nolan, Melvin Crowder, Jim Matson and Delmar
    Smith. Over the past thirteen years, the
    tournament has raised more than 145,400 for
    student scholarships.

58
WSHA - Informed Competitive
  • WSHA works to keep the tree fruit industry
    informed and competitive. Our success is
    intertwined with the entire tree fruit industry
    growing, packing, shipping and marketing. The
    economic strength of the association is dependent
    on a healthy, productive and growing industry. 
  • As a result, we work to provide the tree fruit
    industry with solid information on the latest
    trends, practices and strategies. 
  • Our focus is to help the industry make timely
    business decisions. 

59
A special thank you to our annual meeting and
session sponsors. Without their support our
meetings would not be possible.
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NW Hort Expo Premiere Sponsors NW Hort Expo
Hosted by the NCW Fieldmans Association
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NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.ag-tronic.com
62
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.bayercropscience.com
63
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.burrowstractor.com
64
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.gasatsite.com
65
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.hansen-rice.com
66
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.homchick.com
67
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.techflow.com
68
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.picocorp.com
69
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.paceint.com
70
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.naturesintent.com
71
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.roporganic.com
72
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.simplot.com
73
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.systemswest.com
74
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
75
NW Hort Expo Premier Sponsor
www.vanwell.net
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Thank You For Joining Us For Our 105th Annual
Meeting
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