Workshop Presentations Available: 2019 NH Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association Annual Meeting

The 2019 Meeting of the NH Vegetable and Berry Growers' Association (NHVBGA) took place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 in Manchester NH. The full program, along with links to presentations, is now available.

Ten things we’ve learned from on-farm FSMA inspections. Pooh Sprague, Edgewater Farm, and Vickie Smith, FSMA inspector

What’s new with NH insect pests, and welcome to our new Extension IPM Specialist. Anna Wallingford, UNH Extension       

Labor regulations: record-keeping, youth employment and H2A – what you should know. Steven McKinney, NH Department of Labor.

Tips for raising healthy vegetable transplants. Jonathan Ebba, UNH Extension

Vegetable and strawberry variety updates from Maine. David Handley, University of Maine Extension

Updates and/or new programs available for NH growers

  • Jeff Holmes, Farm Service Agency Updates
  • Carrie Stengel, USDA Wildlife Services - to learn more about control options for blackbirds in sweet corn, please contact  Josh Janicke or David Allaben for more information, at USDA Wildlife Services 603.223.6832

Innovations in strawberry production (including matted row).  David Handley, University of Maine Extension

Featured Farm: Looking at alternative & cooperative strategies to build overall market share: Three River Alliance – Andre Cantelmo, Heron Pond Farm.