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The International Fruit Tree Association’s application period for their Young Grower Scholarship is coming to a close on Friday, Jan. 24. The IFTA set up the scholarship in 2013 to help with attendance costs for future tree growers.

People who are interested in applying can go to the IFTA web site ifruittree.org or by e-mailing dungey@ifruittree.org. The annual conference will be held at Kelowna, BC on February 22 through March 1, 2014.

More information from the IFTA press release below.


Young Grower scholarship applications for the IFTA Annual Conference in Kelowna, BC in February are now available.
 
IFTA is offering young growers an opportunity to learn more about the fruit tree industry and network with other professionals from around the world. Scholarships for young growers will be available for the 2014 Annual Conference in Kelowna, British Columbia February 22-March 1. The young grower scholarship application is available by emailing dungey@ifruittree.org or by downloading atwww.ifruittree.org .
 
What is a “young” grower? It’s not a hard-line, set in stone number, it’s generally 18 to 35 years of age, but mainly the scholarship review committee is looking for growers in the Next Generation of orchard management. In other words, if you are training to become an orchard owner/manager….that’s who they are looking for and wanting to get involved in IFTA events.