2019 Conference

2019 Conference Specifics:

Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA
Date: February 27-28, 2019

About the Conference

The Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show is New England’s premier agricultural marketing conference. Sponsored by the six New England State Departments of Agriculture, this biennial conference began in 2007. This will be the seventh conference. With nearly 30 workshops, about 800 people in attendance, and a trade show of almost 100 exhibitors, this is New England’s largest agricultural conference solely dedicated to agricultural marketing.

Farmers of all types and sizes, new and established, from throughout New England, attend to enhance their marketing and business skills.

Goals of the Conference:

The goal of the conference is to provide practical agricultural marketing education and information to farmers in New England which they can apply to their agribusiness.

Keynote Speaker:

Meet our keynote speaker, Kenneth Gronbach: Charting the Course Through Demographic Change
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Meet our general session speaker, Lucie B. Amundsen
Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Learn more here.

Conference Sessions:

A variety of workshops on business planning and farm marketing include some of top farm marketers from New England!  Click here to read about each session.

New England Farmers’ Market Managers Seminar: Staying Relevant: From Year One to Year 40
Join market managers from throughout New England for a number of hot topic discussions enlivened by peer wisdom: it’s THE time to share what’s working and what’s not! Take home new ideas to for your market and participate in one of the best market managers networking opportunities of the year! See the complete agenda and details here.

Trade Show:
Meet a variety of agricultural service providers at our trade show! See our current list of exhibitors here. Check back often for updates.

The trade show will be open throughout the two days. There will be specific times made available for conference attendees to visit the trade show when no workshops are in session. Join Harvest New England at our reception in the trade show on February 27 at 5:00 PM. Enjoy local foods while you visit with the vendors.

Hotel Reservations & Travel:
Reservations must be made with the hotel directly. A special conference rate of $104.00 plus 11.7% occupancy tax is being offered. Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. on February 4, 2019. Requests after this date will be honored on a space available basis at prevailing hotel rates.

To make a hotel reservation or  information on traveling to Sturbridge, MA, click here.