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HTFG sets date for 2012 conference (Sept. 14-16)


The 22nd Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference is set for Sept. 14-16, 2012 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus.

Presented by the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG), the event is geared for farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture. In 2011, the main conference was on Hawaii Island with smaller gatherings on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.

Ken Love, HTFG president, says the 2012 conference will have breakout sessions on specific crops.

“We will also delve into a wide range of topics like food safety, marketing, fruit nutrition and value-added product development,” adds Mark Suiso, conference chair.

The gathering is open to the public. Registration forms and fee schedule will be available in April at

Or contact Love at or Mark Suiso at

Incorporated in 1989 to promote tropical fruit grown in Hawaii, HTFG is a statewide association of tropical fruit growers, packers, distributors and hobbyists dedicated to tropical fruit research, education, marketing and promotion.

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