Citing concerns about coronavirus restrictions, the Washington State Tree Fruit Association announced in a news release its annual meeting will move online the week of Dec. 7. 

According to the release, after much consideration, the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association and Yakima Pom Club have decided to move the 116th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo to a virtual platform that will include recorded and live content and an interactive tradeshow.

“Given current COVID-19 trends, it does not seem likely that large group gatherings will be possible in time for the event,” Gary Snyder, 2020 annual meeting chairman, said in the release. “We remain committed to delivering a world-class conference and trade show for attendees.”

For updates on the trade show, visit the NW Hort Expo’s website: For updates on registration and educational content for the WSTFA Annual Meeting, visit WSTFA’s website:

—by Jonelle Mejica