By Clint Thompson
Friends reunited. Farmers shared stories. Industry leaders talked about the latest trends in citrus, vegetable and specialty crops. Yes, AgNet Media’s Citrus, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo was a success.
Just being able to meet again for an in-person show was a win following last year’s virtual show amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Approximately 750 attendees pre-registered for the event. Around 700 exhibiting representatives representing 200 companies were in attendance.
Josh McGill, show director, was pleased with Wednesday’s and Thursday’s show, held in North Fort Myers, Florida.
“It was really great to get back together again this year. It feels right. It’s good to see everyone. This industry is a family. It’s important to get out and get together and be able to gather for this event. It was really exciting to see all of the growers out and see the smiling faces, the happy exhibitors and just be able to put together a show that really got everyone together and provided some good content for the attendees as well as the exhibitors and sponsors.
“We’re looking at right around 2,000 attendees for the two days so we’re happy to see that, especially with everything that’s happened the last year and a half. We’re glad to see us maybe get back to some sort of normal.”