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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!

Annual Convention Details

Registration Forms and Schedule of Events

Thank you NOA & NARC attendees and sponsors for creating an amazing and very successful convention and conference in Savannah, Georgia!

Join us in Richland, Washington this July for an up-close look at the latest packing and shipping technology in the Northwest and Santa Fe later in the year for all the educational content and networking you've come to expect and the fun you enjoy with your peers!

See below for a tentative schedule of all upcoming events.

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
California locations being considered

2nd Combined NOA/NARC
Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2016
Savannah, Georgia
Hilton Savannah DeSoto

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

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!

Platinum Convention Sponsor
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.

Convention Dates & Locations



July 19-22
Richland, Washington
Red Lion Richland Hanford House

July 18-21 (tenative)
California TBD



Nov. 29th - Dec. 2nd
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Inn and Spa at Loretto

Nov. 28-Dec. 1
Maui, Hawaii (tenative)

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