GL EXPO Tradeshow

The EXPO offers one of the largest trade shows for fruit and vegetable growers, greenhouse growers and farm marketers in North America! It is the show that starts the season for both growers and exhibitors. This is the show you don’t want to miss.

The 2018 trade show will welcome over 450 exhibitors showing a variety of products and services for growers, greenhouse and farm marketers. Exhibitors include farm equipment companies, seed companies, nurseries, fertilizer and farm chemical manufacturers and suppliers, packaging equipment and container companies, and greenhouse-specific suppliers. The trade show also includes an area for exhibitors offering products specifically for Farm Markets. Many state and federal agencies also exhibit, updating attendees on current programs and regulations.

For additional information or help, contact Sharri German, the Trade Show Manager at or by phone at (616) 794-0492.

Trade show hours for the EXPO will be as follows:

Tuesday, December 4       8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5   8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 6        8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

2018 Participating Exhibitors


Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo - Trade Show Manager Opening

The board is looking to hire a trade show manager within the next few months. The current trade show manager will retire after the December 2019 expo, but a transition period will occur throughout 2019. CLICK HERE for PDF job description.

In cover letter please state compensation requirements, based on contract work paid by percentage of trade show sales.

Send a cover letter and resume to (by March 8, 2019):

Ben Smith at or Greg Bird at

Ben Smith

Executive Secretary

Michigan State Horticultural Society


Greg Bird

Executive Director

Michigan Vegetable Council