New England Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association Meeting
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 email@example.com 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 Welcome – Chris 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
**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