IFTA’s membership is known for their camaraderie and eagerness to share knowledge and information within the IFTA family.

IFTA Member Benefits

With your annual membership, you are investing in yourself and your business. IFTA is the leading professional network for the advancement of intensive orchard systems.

  • Annual Conference
  • Summer Study Tour
  • International Study Tours
  • Compact Fruit Tree
  • IFTA News
  • Member Directory

Multiple Venues for Maximum Return

  • The Annual Conference features many distinguished speakers sharing expertise on a variety of topics, including horticultural economics; rootstocks, varieties, and systems for apples, pears, and cherries; organic tree fruit production; new research; and current and emerging varieties from around the world.
  • serves as the association website and communications portal for events, articles, internships, discussions, and resources for the international tree fruit industry.
  • The Summer Study Tour facilitates on-farm learning during the growing season.


IFTA understands that time away from your business to invest in yourself, your knowledge base, and your network is a trade-off you don’t take lightly, and neither do we. From opening session to farewell dinner, it is our privilege and responsibility to ensure IFTA events are worth your time, and worth coming back to, year after year.

A Network with Net Worth

When you choose to learn more about intensive orchard systems or visit one of the world’s fruit tree production areas, make it count. Go with people who understand your business. For over 50 years, leading international growers, nursery staff, horticulturalists, researchers, and variety managers have met in the world’s orchards to WALK, TALK, and INNOVATE. Together, we raise the bar on tree fruit production – sound economics, strong horticultural, sustainable systems. Members like you are the leaders, early adopters, and innovators regarding new technologies and practices for tree fruits.