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Conventions & Tours

Why Attend Convention?

NOA Summer and Annual Conventions are the perfect opportunity to interact with colleagues and friends in the onion business. Valuable experiences can be gleaned from educational presentations, industry related discussions, and local tours of agriculture or other interests.

Come and enjoy time with your peers!
The NOA Officers, Meetings Committee, and Staff look forward to seeing you at a convention soon!

NOA Convention Dates and Locations



Summer Convention
July 18-21, 2018 Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center

Summer Convention
Combined Event with NARC & ISEA
July 17-20, 2019
(tentative dates)
Madison, Wisconsin

Annual Convention
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2018
Maui, Hawaii
Grand Wailea

Annual Convention
dates and location tentative
Dec. 4 - Dec. 7, 2019
Marco Island, Florida

"Conventions don't cost, they pay!"

A very smart man who knew his onions!

Summer Convention

Bakersfield, California

July 18-21, 2018

*Evolving into the next era of agriculture! *

Agricultural diversity and technology abound in California's ag-dominated inland basins.

See the PDF below for the schedule of events, accommodations, and registration information.

Two Ways to Register

To Register by Mail

Open the PDF brochure. Fill out and print the registration form. Mail your payment and completed form to the NOA office.

To Register Online

Use the link below to fill-out the online registration form and submit a payment via credit card. This link will take you to a secure site while you complete the transaction.

Speaker Line Up

Platinum Convention Sponsors

A Very Special Thank You These Sponsors!

Live Auction

Proceeds to Benefit NOA Promotion Projects

The Summer Auction Returns
Date: July 20th, 2018
Location: Bakersfield Marriott, Bakersfield, CA
Time: Approx. 8:15pm (after dinner)

Phone, Text or Email Bids Accepted
RSVP by 7pm Friday July 20th, 2018
Call or text Rene-970.518.6333

Auction Catalog now online!!

See the link below for a preview of all the items up for auction.

  • 2016 - Peru

  • 2016 - Peru

  • NOA international tour group South Africa 2012

    2012 - South Africa

International Tours

Onions Around the World

A most unique feature of the NOA is their international excursions. By hosting these tours, NOA has given producers a global view of onion farms and packing facilities, seed development operations, and horticulture experiment stations across the world. Every tour has offered insights to the domestic and export markets and opportunities to interact with local businesses on location and at social events as part of the schedule.

Previous Tour Dates & Locations

2016 - Peru & Panama
2012 - South Africa
2006 - Netherlands & Spain*
2002 - Brazil, Argentina & Chile
1995 - Australia & New Zealand

*Paris, France optional pre-tour

Sweet Onion Sliders
Sweet Onion Sliders

When you get your hands on large, luscious sweet onions, fire up the grill and transform them into backyard or tailgating sliders topped with mayonnaise, parsley, and capers. These sliders are to surprise and impress your guests!

Featured Member Benefit
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Special Rental Car Rates for Members

Taxi and Shuttle Transfers also available from the airport. Check the registration brochure for details.

Summer Convention

Bakersfield, California
July 18-21, 2018


Book Rooms by June 27th 2018!

Bakersfield Marriott is the area's premier hotel and is ideally situated in the heart of beautiful downtown Bakerfield.

Air Travel

Meadows Field Airport (BFL) is just minutes from downtown Bakersfield

See below for airport transfer information.

Ground Transportation

From Meadows Field Airport

Distance to Hotel: 15-20 Minutes
Shuttles,Taxis, Uber, Lyft, and Hertz and Avis Rental service on-site.

Bakersfield Marriott Airport Shuttle – Service is complimentary; arrangements must be made prior to arrival at the airport or departure from the hotel. Please contact the Front Desk at 661-323-1900 Ext 1040.

Auto – Taxi service is available through A One Taxi at 661-616-8292 or Blue Star Taxi at 661-345-1125 ($35+/- each way). Uber offers custom economy to premium service (including accessibility-equipped) vehicles ($15+/- each way).

All major rental car companies available.
Remember to use your NOA Member Savings Card!

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