2020 West Coast Produce Expo and Sustainable Produce Summit Postponed to August

Lenexa, Kan., (March 13, 2020) — In light of government and public concerns around gatherings due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 risk to public wellbeing, Farm Journal and The Packer announced today the West Coast Produce Expo and Sustainable Produce Summit have been postponed from late May to August 20-22, 2020. These events will take place at their original location, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, Calif.

“We care about the health of our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees and believe this is the best way to move forward,” said Matt Morgan, Executive Vice President, Produce for Farm Journal. “We join our industry partners in taking a proactive approach that will secure a successful set of events with peace of mind for all involved.”

All attendee registrations for the show will be honored for the rescheduled August dates and hotel room rates will remain the same. All sponsor and exhibitor investments in the show will be honored and applied to the new dates. Exhibitors can reach out to The Packer if they are unable to attend and collaborate on how to move forward.

More information about the event and a revised schedule will be available soon. Go to WestCoastProduceExpo.com to view Frequently Asked Questions for sponsors, exhibitors and attendees, as well as for additional updates as they become available.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you in August.

About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 143 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile text marketing business; and an array of data-driven paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the Company established the non-profit, public charity Farm Journal Foundation dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.

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