13th Annual NH Direct Marketing Conference


Two-part virtual series to take place Monday, November 1, and Monday November 8, 2021

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food are pleased to announce the 13th Annual NH Direct Marketing Conference: Boosting Your Bottom Line with Innovative Products & Marketing Strategies.  The conference will be held virtually, as we continue to prioritize the safety of everyone, free of charge, via Zoom over the two sessions: Monday, November 1, and Monday, November 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The conference will bring together a range of speakers addressing product and market innovation. 

Session one of the conference, Monday November 1, will address product innovation (value-added products).   

Session one speakers and farmer panelists: 

Mary & Gavin Macdonald, Genuine Local, Meredith, NH. 

Erica Davis, Food Program Supervisor, NH Bureau of Food Protection. 

Venkat Vedam, Grace Food Labs, Beverly, MA. 

Liz McNamara, Mac’s Maple, Plainfield, NH. 

Session two of the conference, Monday November 8, will address market innovations and best practices.   

Session two speaker and farmer panelists: 

Craig Peck, Senior Manager, Business Development, Food Innovation Center at Rutgers. 

Kate Osgood, Birch Rise Farm, Sanbornton, NH. 

Beth Hodge, Echo Farm Puddings, Hinsdale, NH. 

For persons with disabilities, requiring special accommodations, please contact UNH Extension Kenesha.Reynolds@unh.edu or 603-862-3426 prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to arrange accommodations. 

Conference planning committee: from UNH Extension, Agricultural Business Management team: Kelly McAdam and Kenesha Reynolds and from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food (NHDAMF) Gail McWilliam Jellie. 

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