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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!

Register for Santa Fe

Annual Convention

Santa Fe, New Mexico November 29 - December 2, 2017

Join your Peers in Santa Fe - The City Different.

NOA has put together a unique convention experience for you in the oldest city in America!

‘The City Different’ has indescribable appeal, fantastic food, and moving artwork. Santa Fe is consistently rated a Top Ten Culinary destination. Craftfully designed and passionately prepared dishes stimulate all the senses through flavor, aroma, texture, and presentation. NOA intends to immerse members in the culture and food scene in Santa Fe. As an industry we focus much of our time on the production side of the farm to fork equation. This year, we will focus on the plate in a ‘Food in Focus’ adventure.

Activities include: a culinary dine-around, a Fun Run/Walk, and interactive workshops.

Open the PDF below for a 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.

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

Creamy Onion Dip
Creamy Onion Dip

When the gang comes over to watch the big game or you head out for some tailgating, this dip is a winner!

Annual Convention

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


Book Rooms by Nov. 7th 2017!

Inn and Spa at Loretto is a unique adobe style property with sincere Southwest hospitality, casual sophistication, and authentic Santa Fe style.

Air Travel

Two airports service Santa Fe

Santa Fe Municipal &
Albuquerque International Sunport

See below for airport transfer information.

Ground Transportation

From Santa Fe Municipal

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

From Albuquerque International

Distance to hotel: 60 minutes
Sandia Shuttle
505-474-5696 or 888-775-5696

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

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)
Bakersfield, California



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

Nov. 28-Dec. 2
Maui, Hawaii (tenative)

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