80th Annual


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The 80th annual Cherry Institute will be held:

Friday, January 13, 2023 
Yakima Convention Center 
10 North 8th Street 
Yakima, Washington 98901



This year's Cherry Institute topics have been selected and guided, as always, by a panel of cherry growers throughout the season.  The topics for this year cover the latest in Little Cherry Disease research, labor issues, production economics, rootstock suitability, and post-harvest technology, as well as developments in crop load and nutrient management research.  Starting the morning off will be the Northwest Cherry Growers presenting a 2022 fresh cherry crop recap, including reviews of the Domestic and Export markets, as well as fresh category and consumer research to help highlight the challenges and opportunities in the coming seasons.  Those planning to stay warm and join us for the lunchtime speaker, Jim Wiesemeyer, will be fascinated with his insights and observations into the (non-partisan) political world as it pertains to agriculture today...and tomorrow.

Click here for the Agenda

Skip the line and Register online!

Registration will reopen January 11th at 8:00am!

$50 - Meeting and Lunch

$30 - Meeting Only

$30 Lunch Only


Click here to Register



ALL trade show exhibitors will be set up in northern part of the new remodeled convention center. Space and sponsorships are available on a first-come, first served basis. As always, there will be a special luncheon program featuring a key note speaker! 

** Trade Show Exhibitors **Once you have registered at the link below, please contact Tammy Marquis at cherryinstitute@wastatefruit.com to arrange your booth selection.

** Industry Associations ** (ex: ESD, WSU) will be located in the main lobby. If you are interested in attending please contact cherryinstitute@wastatefruit.com for further details.   

$180 includes Booth and Meetings
$25 per person for Lunch



Interested in being a SPONSOR?


Rainier Sponsorship - Logo will be placed in 5+ locations throughout the convention center. Includes a table that will be sponsored by your company at the Cherry Institute Luncheon with a special Key Note Speaker.


Bing Sponsorship - Logo will be placed in 3-4 locations throughout the venue.


Sweetheart Sponsorship - Logo will be placed in 1-2 locations throughout the venue.


** Locations include meeting room, tradeshow, lunchroom, registration, PowerPoint Presentations and brochure.

Click here to Sponsor

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Questions:  Call (509) 853-3504         Email: cherryinstitute@wastatefruit.com 

The annual Cherry Institute is sponsored by Northwest Cherry Growers and the Washington State Fruit Commission, and is coordinated with WSU County Extension offices. 



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