The 2019 HIS Show will be held January 3-5 in Fayetteville, AR at the Chancellor Hotel.
The theme of the 38th Annual Show is “People, Plants and Pollinators.
The HIS 2019 offers many wonderful opportunities to learn from the best in the industry about new and innovative processes and systems being used in this industry – as well as current tried and true processes. Along with these presentations will be a trade show with exhibitors representing the industry and the opportunity to network with others in the horticulture industry.
Thursday January 3, Pre-Meeting Tour: A High Tunnel Workshop at the Arkansas Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Fayetteville will be held on Thursday January 3rd at 1:00 pm. There is no charge for this workshop, but you are asked to register.
Friday January 4 Show Opens with Keynote speaker: Keynote speaker Dr. Ray Moranz will kick-off the educational sessions on Friday, January 4th at 9:00 a.m. The topic of his address is What Pollinators Do For You … and …What You can Do to Save Pollinators in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Dr. Moranz is the Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist for the Xerces Society, an international non-profit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Hired in September 2016, Ray also serves as a Partner Biologist for the USDA NRCS, and is based at the NRCS Field Office in Stillwater, OK. His current focus is assisting the NRCS with planning and implementation of pollinator (and especially monarch butterfly) conservation efforts in the central United States.
Educational presentations: The education sessions begin immediately after the keynote speaker on Friday. The topics for these sessions are: Vegetable, Master Gardeners/Public Gardens, Fruit, Local Foods, Organic/Sustainable and Christmas Trees. The topics and presenters for each of these sessions are included on the attached education schedules.
Friday’s lunch and reception: The foods that will be served at the lunch and reception will be prepared with fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses grown, raised and produced by Arkansas farmers. On the registration form you can note whether you prefer vegetarian foods.
Registration: Attendee and vendor registration links can be found at www.hortindustriesshow.org If you chose to register and pay with a check you can print the registration forms also found on the website and mail. Note there are several early bird deadlines which are savings to you.
Hotel Accommodations: The Chancellor Hotel is offering special rates for conference attendees. Reserve your hotel room no later than December 13th to receive the reduced rate for HIS. Register online HERE or call 479-442-5555 and request the HIS conference rate.
We look forward to seeing you in Fayetteville in January.