Please join us for a second season of Virtual Orchard Meetups in June-July 2022. In 2021, we launched the Honeycrisp Virtual Meetups, a series of four webinars connecting industry members across North America, which included over 20 specialists and 1000 participants. Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we will be offering a second season in 2022.
This year’s theme will be Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology. Webinars will showcase growers and other specialists leading the development of these aspects of the industry. We will hear about their experiences managing the current challenges and participating in novel solutions.
Webinars will be conducted live on Thursdays at 7:00pm (EST) on June 2, 16, 30, and July 14. The format will be an open discussion and in a very inclusive virtual format. Each webinar will last 90 minutes. The program is free of charge.
Orchard Efficiency: Labour & Technology
- June 2 @ 7:00 pm EST Labor – Grower Experiences
- June 16 @ 7:00 pm EST Labor – Specialist Panel
- June 30 @ 7:00 pm EST Technology – Grower Experiences
- July 14 @ 7:00 pm EST Technology – Specialist Panel
This extension effort is being conducted across North America in close collaboration with the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA), the AI Institute for Transforming Workforce & Decision Support AgAID, and Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA).
Whether you are a fruit grower with ample experience in labor and technology, one that has modest experience, or one that is just getting started, the Virtual Orchard Meetups will be the right setting for you to ask questions and find the right technical information based on the most recent science and experiences.