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Citrus Engineering Technical Chapter

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  • 2018 Citrus Engineering Conference June 7th

    4 reasons to reserve your place at the 60th Citrus Engineering Conference
    1. Networking with fellow Citrus Engineering professionals
    2. Hear the latest info on Citrus industry related research and issues
    3. You owe yourself a day away from the office after another tough year
    4. Conference prices go up soon and you don't want to pay $15 more by forgetting to register.
    See full agenda and registration details below:

    60th Biennial



    June 7, 2018


    Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Citrus Hall

    Citrus Research and Education Center

    Lake Alfred, Florida

    8 am Registration to 3:30 PM Close of Symposium



    Sponsored by

    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Processing Subdivision Technical Chapter&

    Florida Section




    Juice and By Product Processing

    Elizabeth Webb, Engineering Manager, Vincent Corporation


    Overview of the PSR for the Processing Industry

    Michelle Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition


    Alternatives to Traditional Feed Mill & Recovery of By-Products from Citrus Peel Disposal 

    Jose Biot, Global Technical Manager of Citrus Processing, Liquid Foods, JBT Corporation


    Steam Explosion to extract Additional Fruit Value from Waste and Unfit Fruit

    Christina Dorado, Research Chemist, USDA-ARS

    Citrus & Other Subtropical Products

    US Horticultural Research Laboratory


    Impact of Curing HLB on Costs, Prices, and the Orange Juice Market  

    C Allen Morris, R.A. Morris Agribusiness Consulting, LLC


    The Future of the Florida Citrus Industry

     Panel Discussion with audience participation


    After 15 years of challenges including declining sales,

    hurricanes and HLB, where do we go from here?



    A catered lunch is included with your registration. 

    This Conference will also be available by webcast for those who may be challenged by time or travel



    To register via the Web, visit our secure registration site at


    Advanced Registrations

    BeforeMay 12

    May 12 or later

    On site Attendee (includes USB stick of proceedings)



    ASME member (includes USB stick of proceedings)



    Student (includes USB stick of proceedings)



    Webcast only (no lunch, proceedings available on line only)




    PDHs will be awarded, with certificates provided for Professional Engineers attending the full day conference.  PDHs are awarded through the ASME Florida Section, a licensed provider of PDHs in Florida through affiliation with ASME New York.  Please note Florida Professional Engineers attending the Conference are responsible for retaining a copy of their PDH certificate for the FBPE.


    For more information please contact James Stana, Secretary, Citrus Engineering Conference Planning Committee, at

  • 2018 Symposium Date set

    The 2018 Citrus Engineering Symposium is set for June 7th, 2018 a the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida.

  • Citrus Engineering Conference Date Set for 2014-06-12

    The conference is set for June 12, 2014.  The following link will take you to the sign-up webpage.

      Although this webpage is not yet active, it contains info on the location and time of the event.