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New England Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association Meeting

Sat, 12/01/2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
300 Woodbury Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

FIVE HUNDRED and NINETY-SEVENTH MEETING of the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association and New England Cooperative Extension present an ALL-DAY MEETING.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801

**Please RSVP to 978-423-6694 or by November 28**

9:00     Registration: There is a $20 registration fee. This fee is waived for members of NEV&BGA. Lunch buffet is an additional $20. Sign-in for pesticide credits – George Hamilton


9:25     WelcomeChris Grant, NEVBGA Secretary-Treasurer

9:30     Swing Arm Trellising for Blackberry Production- Sonia Schloemann, UMass Extension Fruit Team Leader

10:15   Pest Prevention and Food Safety for Farm Processing Areas - Chris Del Rossi, CEO Food and Drug and The Bug  

11:00   Know Your Market! Know Your Customers! It’s that time of the year to look at trends and     opportunities and plan for next season- Nada Haddad, Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture,        University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County

11:45   What’s New with Crop Insurance?Tom Smiarowski and Paul Russell, UMass Extension

Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Noon   Lunch buffet, $20. To reserve a lunch, please contact the Secretary, Chris Grant at (978) 423-6694 or If you order lunch and cannot attend, please call to cancel. We will have to bill you for unpaid meals.

1:00     NEV&BGA Announcements, Vendor Introductions, Extension Updates

1:15     Retooling Your Sprayer for Better Insect & Disease Control- George Hamilton UNH Cooperative Extension Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist

2:15     Farmer Profile- Down with Onions, Up with Malls- Bill Clark, Owner of Clark Farm in Danvers Massachusetts, one of America’s Founding Farms, started in 1728 will present on the deep history of “Onion Town” and the Danvers Half-Long Carrot.

3:15     Biological pest control tools in vegetables- Susan B. Scheufele, UMass Extension Vegetable Team

4:00     Adjourn

**2.5 Pesticide recertification credits have been approved for attending this meeting **

Commercial members are welcome to put up table-top displays. Co-sponsored by the UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program


$20 (free for NEVBGA members), plus $20 additional for lunch