Please contact NARBA to let us know of upcoming events of interest to the caneberry community or raspberry/blackberry events for the general public.

June 13, 2017: Arkansas Blackberry School,  Clarksville, AR, 1:00-4:00 pm. Presentations and field activities on include nutrient and physiological disorders, post harvest, and summer pest management. More details and online registration here. 

June 15, 2017: U Mass Extension Berry Twighlight Meeting, 5:00-8:30 at Nourse Farms, 41 River Rd., Whately MA.  Strawberry & Raspberry Variety Showcase, Blackberry Swing Arm Trellis Demo, High Tunnel Berry Production Update, Spotted Wing Drosophila Management Research and Management Update. Cost $20 payable at the meeting.  Light fare and refreshments included.  Pre-registration is encouraged by emailing in order to provide enough seating and food.  For more info go to

June 28, 2017: Caneberry Field Day, North Willamette Research & Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora OR 97002, 1-5 pm. Agenda will be posted here:

July 8, 2017:  North Carolina Blackberry Festival, Lenoir, NC, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Crafts, music, blackberry-eating contest, recipe contests, and the “World’s Largest Patchwork of Blackberry Cobbler”.  For more information visit

July 13, 2017: Mt. Vernon Research Station Raspberry Field Day, Mt. Vernon, WA, 3 pm. Contact Henry Bierlink for more details.

July 19, 2017: Raspberry Machine Harvest Field Day, Lynden, WA, at Maberry Packing Lake Field. Contact Henry Bierlink for more details.

July 14 – 15, 2017: Northwest Raspberry Festival, Lynden, WA. Great  street festival in the largest processing raspberry production region. For more information visit

August 9-11, 2017: Congreso international de Berries de Mexico in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The annual conference of Aneberries, the Mexican national association of berry exporters. This organization hosted NARBA for a tour of caneberry farms in February 2017. For more information visit the Congreso website

February 20, 2018: Ontario Berry Growers Meeting  in Niagara Falls, Ontario. For more information visit and February 21-22, 2018 Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario For more information visit

February 21-24, 2018: North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference, Ventura, California. A not-to-be-missed meeting, in a great location! Mark your calendar, and watch for more information. Opening reception Feb. 21, tour on Feb. 22, and educational sessions and tradeshow on Feb 23-24. The conference will be at  the Ventura Beach Marriott.  You can already make online hotel reservations under our group rate.


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