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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!

"Conventions don't cost, they pay!"

A very smart man who knew his onions!

Summer Convention

Richland, Washington

July 19-22, 2017

Sun, Fun, Exploration = A Convention Tri-fecta

Located in one of the top three onion producing regions in the U.S., this is a distinct opportunity to grow your business and network. A full slate of informative sessions is in store, along with ample time to socialize.

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.

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

  • 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

Herb Grilled Onion Bloom
Herb Grilled Onion Bloom

Grill up these blooms for a fun, delicious, sharable, healthy appetizer or side-dish.

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

Richland, Washington
July 19-22, 2017


Red Lion Richland logo

Book by June 28th!

Nestled on the banks of the scenic Columbia River the Red Lion Richland Hanford House is surrounded by a quaint downtown and nearby nature trails, and golf courses.

Ground Transportation

Red Lion Hotel Airport Shuttle
Complimentary; Call 509-946-7611 to arrange
Aspen Limo & Tours
Pre-arrange at 509-572-7494 or

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