King & Prince Resort, Saint Simons Island


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Amelia Island, Florida
November 1-3, 2018

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island just off the Northeast Florida coast. Enjoy luxurious oceanfront accommodations, world-class resort pools, championship golf, full-service spa, endless dining options and family-friendly activities.


Unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and spacious accommodations are available in all 404 rooms. Relax on the largest multi-tiered pool deck in northeast Florida, featuring an adults-only infinity edge pool, a 10,000-square-foot family-friendly pool, Splash Park water playground for the kids, two hot tubs and oversized fire pits.


Stroll 3.5 miles of pristine beach or spend an afternoon kayaking and paddleboarding through Amelia Island’s preserved marshlands. Children will enjoy our award-winning kids’ camp and Nature Center, both of which offer supervised activities.



SFPA Annual Convention

Members mark their calendars for a weekend each October for the SFPA Convention. Held in destinations ranging from Asheville, NC to Charleston, Hilton Head Island, SC and Savannah and Brunswick, GA, it’s a time of networking, learning and fun with fellow members and their spouses.


A welcome reception is held on Thursday night, followed by a morning breakfast and general session. Here, top industry experts share insights to topics essential to the success of a food processor. Food processors typically share samples of their own brands with other members and associate members can display their products at exhibits. Friday afternoon includes a member golf tournament and other activities, tours, etc. Members gather again Friday night for a casual dinner and entertainment.


Saturday begins with breakfast and the second general session with more top expert presentations, followed by an afternoon that may include a tennis tournament, group excursion, or free time. Members attend a silent auction and raffle to benefit the association’s scholarship fund, followed by a semi-formal dinner and installation of the new president of the association.


Associate members can invest in various sponsorship levels to support the convention ranging from an exhibit table, to hospitality suite and other events during the convention. For more information on attending the next convention, contact Executive Director, Kay Rentzel, at (717) 329-8421 or via e-mail at


Relax and Renew With SFPA Friends At Saint Simons Island!


Past Events:

  • 2014 March 19-20 – SFPA U Annual Conference at Clemson University
  • 2014 October 16-19 – King & Prince Resort St. Simons Island, GA
  • 2013 SFPA Convention: Oct. 17-20th @ Doubletree by Hilton, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
  • 2013 SFPA U Educational Program Conference: March 19-20, 2013 @ Doubletree By Hilton in Raleigh, NC
  • 2012 SFPA Annual Conference: October 25-27, 2012 @ Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC
  • 2012 SFPA U Educational Program Conference: March 7-8, 2012 @ The University of Georgia.
  • 2011 SFPA Annual Conference: October 20-22, 2011 @ Meadowview Convention Center in Kingsport, TN.
  • 2011 SFPA U Educational Program Conference: March 8-9, 2011 @ Clemson University’
  • 2010 SFPA Annual Conference: October 29-31, 2010
  • 2010 SFPA Educational Program Conference: March 9-10, 2010
  • 2009 SFPA Annual Conference: October 22-24, 2009
  • “Southern Hospitality – Buy the South’s Best Food” Marketing Program: May 2009
  • 2008 SFPA Annual Conference: October 23-26, 2008
  • 2008 Better Process Control Schools (BPCS): September 23-26, 2008
  • 2007 SFPA Annual Conference: November 8-11, 2007
  • 2006 SFPA Annual Conference: October 26-29, 2006
  • 2005 SFPA Annual Conference: October 27-30, 2005
  • 2004 SFPA Annual Conference: November 4-6, 2004
  • 2003 SFPA Annual Conference: November 6-9, 2003
  • 2003 Better Process Control Schools (BPCS): Various dates in 2003