NEVBGA & Cooperative Extension 599th Growers’ Meeting will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm, at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge, 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749
TO REGISTER, please RSVP to 978-423-6694 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 5th. The full program is as follows:
9:00 Permanent and Temporary Fencing Options for Wildlife Exclusion and how to Make Them More Effective - David Kennard Owner & President Wellscroft Fence Systems, LLC
9:45 Working With Family - Ted Clark, Director of the Northeastern University Family Business Center
10:45 How Climate Change Could Affect Farming in New England - Dr. Toni Lynn Morelli, Research Ecologist, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
11:45 Crop Insurance Update – Tom Smiarowski & Paul Russell, University of Massachusetts Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education
Noon Lunch buffet, $20. To reserve a lunch, please contact the Secretary, Chris Grant at (978) 423-6694 or email@example.com. If you order lunch and cannot attend, please call to cancel. We will have to bill you for unpaid meals.
NEVBGA Business Meeting & Elections, Extension updates, Commercial Member Introductions
1:15 Retooling Your Sprayer for Mummy Berry and Spotted Wing Drosophila - George Hamilton UNH Cooperative Extension Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist
2:00 NEVBGA Research: Improving our Understanding of Tunnel Tomato Nutrition Across New England - Katie Campbell-Nelson UMass Vegetable Team
2:45 Neonics vs. Bees: Do We Need Alternatives? - Richard Cowles Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
3:45 What to expect in 2019: Produce Inspections in Massachusetts - Michael Anthony Botelho, MDAR Produce Safety, Market Access & Certification Program Area Director
** 3 pesticide recertification credits have been approved for this meeting **
Commercial members are welcome to put up table-top displays. Co-sponsored by the UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program.