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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 19-22, 2017 Richland, WA
Red Lion Richland Hanford House

Summer Convention
(tentative dates; location TBD)
July 18-21, 2018
Bakersfield, California

Annual Convention
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Inn and Spa at Loretto

Annual Convention
dates and location tentative
Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, 2018
Maui, Hawaii

Registration Forms and Schedule of Events

Thank you Summer Convention attendees and sponsors for creating a highly successful, record setting convention in Richland, Washington!

Looking forward . . . make plans to join us in Santa Fe, New Mexico November 29th thru December 2nd. The location and details of this event will be completely authentic and truly unlike any in recent years.

Speakers, workshops and networking will be conduits to improving your business. Memorable culinary experiences are in store for you and your peers.

Schedule of events and registration forms will be posted soon.

"Conventions don't cost, they pay!"

A very smart man who knew his onions!

Platinum Convention Sponsors

A Very Special Thank You These Sponsors!

  • 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

Cheddar  & Beer Bisque
Cheddar & Beer Bisque

Cheddar and beer are a union that is about as old as time itself. For this cozy bisque, a hearty dose of Brown Ale, Altbier, or Maibock takes a standard on the soup circuit from ordinary to extraordinary!

Convention Platinum Sponsors

Summer Convention

Richland, WA

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Annual Convention

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nov. 29th to Dec. 2nd, 2017


Details coming soon!

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.

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