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Conference Fee thru 3/1/18show details + $255.00 (USD)  
Conference Fee after 3/1/18show details + $280.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
March 2, 2018


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  • March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2018 Midwest Aronia Association Conference
“Bringing Growers Together”

March 16 and 17th, 2018
Omaha Marriott Regency
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114
402-399-9000

Advanced registration – Thru March 1, 2018
MAA MEMBERS: $165.00 per person ( If you are a member please log in and click the link on the Members Only page.)
NON-MEMBERS: $255.00 per person

After 3/1/18: Members $190.00 per person. Non-members $280.00 per person.

BECOME A MEMBER OF MAA for $99.00 at https://midwestaronia.org

Omaha Marriott Hotel reservations are available at $94.00 per night and can be made using the link below the map, at the bottom of the page, or by calling 402-399-9000. MAA rate is available 2 days prior and 2 days post event.

Last day to book: 3/6/18 hotel room
Book your group rate for Midwest Aronia Association right click and select open hyperlink

SILENT AUCTION….CALLING ALL MEMBERS: When you join us in March for our annual conference, we would love for you to bring an item along to donate to our Silent Auction. The item can be, but does not have to be, aronia related. Some examples may include: framed pictures, household goods, aronia products, harvesting products, tools, automotive, gift certificates, etc. Think outside the box! When you arrive at conference hand your item (s) to the folks at the registration table and they will get it organized for bidding during the conference. All money raised will stay with MAA. We are raising money for the association in order to help continue to improve the benefits that our members receive. Let’s have a little fun with this. Thanks, and see you in March!

If you are willing to donate please click the google form link below and input your information or email one of the following individuals listed below

SILENT AUCTION LINK (CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ITEM)

CLICK HERE FOR: CRAIG WINQUIST EMAIL
CLICK HERE FOR: COREY HILLEBO EMAIL

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday 3/16 – coffee available in hotel lobby 6:00am to 10:00am. Restaurant offers full breakfast.
8:00 – 9:00 Registration/sign-in, visit vendors
9:00 Introductions and welcome
9:30 – 10:30 speaker tbd
BREAK– visit vendors
10:45 – Craig W. new board slate info for voting
11:00 – Speaker tbd
LUNCH – visit vendors
1:00 – Dr. Brand, UConn, Aronia research
2:00 Jonathan Larson, UNL, Japanese Beetles
BREAK– visit vendors
3:00 – Kent Friedrichsen, Boone County Organics, Aronia marketplace
4:00 – Grower Panel
CLOSE– visit vendors
Cocktails available at hotel bar/lounge
7:00 DINNER with keynote speaker: Jim Riddle, Blue Fruit Farm

Saturday 3/17 – coffee available in hotel lobby 6:00am to 10:00am. Restaurant offer full breakfast.
8:30 – Jason Hinze, The Design Leaf, Web-Marketing
10:00 – Dean Tranel, MAA Sponsored On-Farm Grower Driven Research – Fertilizer Studies
BREAK– visit vendors
10:45- Craig W. conducts annual meeting
LUNCH – visit vendors
1:00 – Buyer Panel, who is buying aronia berries
BREAK– visit vendors
3:45 -4:30 Speaker tbd
CLOSE– visit vendors

Pending speakers: University Professor, fruit quality testing; Industry Member, Developing and producing crops to target dietary supplements; …..others

 

Location

Venue:  

Address:
10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Nebraska, 68114, United States

Description:
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Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Omaha Marriott for 94.00 USD per night