Our conference scheduled for February 22-25, 2021 has been POSTPONED to 2022. The exact dates are TBD.

Our 2021 conference will be held virtually, dates TBD, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and the safety of travel and group events.  We are excited about the possibilities that a virtual event opens up to us to have far-flung presenters– and participants– and engage in creative exchange of ideas and information.  

The 2022 conference will be in Gaithersburg, Maryland, near Washington, DC, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Dates still TBD; likely late February or early March. We plan to have an opening reception on a Monday,  a full-day tour on a Tuesday,  and educational sessions and exhibitors on the Wednesday and Thursday.  The conference is expected to include a workshop for novice growers as well.  One focus of the conference will be agricultural policy and legislation; attendees will be able to lean about issues and policy and how they can make their voices heard, and have the opportunity to visit congressional offices.

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or receiving updates about the conference or alternative plans, please contact NARBA to be added to our E-mail list. 

Conference location and host hotel.

At Butlers Orchard, likely on the tour.

USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center; hopefully on the tour!