Featured image: Left to right, Diane and RT Stanley with Steve Gill attend the opening reception of the NOA Winter Meeting in Santa Fe, NM.
Thanks to our many friends who are attending the National Onion Association Winter Convention in beautiful Santa Fe right now for snapping some shots of the opening reception.
The convention runs from Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and is being hosted at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. We appreciate having you as our “boots on the ground,” and we’re happy to share your photographic skills. Bless you all.
In addition to the reception together last night, the opening day also featured a 5K walk/run called Race to the Reception, and the full agenda says reports and discussions would “key on current events affecting the onion industry; topics tied to NOA’s important purpose and its action plans. All participants in onion production, shipping, marketing, and commerce are invited to deliberate onion-related trends, opportunities, and challenges. Marketing insights from the Association’s public relations program will be highlighted.”
The speakers will tackle such heady topics as continuing FSMA implementation, ag sustainability and soil health, immigration reform, highway transportation modernization, the next farm bill and the “urgency of general regulatory relief.”
Santa Fe provides a gorgeous backdrop for the business side of the event, and with its famed culinary atmosphere, it’s also perfect for the panel discussion “Food in Focus,” which will include a recipe developer/cookbook author, pro food stylist/photographer and a rep from one of the trending at-home meal delivery kit services.
And of course you can’t go to Santa Fe without touring the awesome restaurants and meeting some of the world-class chefs. The Friday night banquet will include installation of officers and awards ceremony, and the closing breakfast meeting on Dec. 2 will include current crop reports.