NH Fruit Growers

NH Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting

Thu, 03/22/2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
NH Audubon McLane Center
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03301

We invite you to this year's NH Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting, offering a full day of workshops, plus come and meet the new Agricultural Commissioner Jasper.

9:00 – 9:45           Growing Hard Apple Cider Apples – A Grower Prospective - Grower Panel Discussion

  • Varieties – Steve Wood, Poverty Lane Orchards & Farnum Hill Cider, Lebanon, NH
  • Growing – Chuck Souther, Apple Hill Farm, Concord, NH
  • The Legal Paperwork - Giff Burnap, Butternut Farm, Farmington, NH

9:45 – 10:30         Marketing at Our Farm - Honey Pot Hill Orchards

  • Andrew and Chelcie Martin are third and fourth generation farmers at Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, Massachusetts.

10:30 – 10:45      Break

10:45 – 11:15      Tall Spindle – Vertical Axis Apple Trees? A grower’s prospective!          

  • Tyler Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm, Hollis

11:15 – 11:45      Marketing Update from the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food

  • Gail McWilliam Jellie, Director - Division of Agricultural Development, NHDAM&F

11:45 – 12:00      Meet the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food Commissioner

  • Commissioner Shawn Jasper

12:00 – 12:15      Commercial Member Introduction           

  • Tyler Hardy, NH Fruit Growers’ Association – President

12:15 - 1:15         Lunch - provided by Washington Street Café

1:15 – 2:15           NH Fruit Growers’ Association Annual Meeting                       

  • Tyler Hardy, NHFGA – Pres.; Madison Hardy, NHFGA – Sec.; Paul Franklin, NHFGA – Treas. 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes, 2017 Treasurer’s Report, 2018 Treasurer’s Budget, Research Fund Report, US Apple Council Report, Labor Rules Report, Nominating Committee Report, Other Business

2:15 – 3:00           Biological Control of Apple Diseases

  • Dr. Anissa Poleatewich, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, UNH

3:00 – 4:00           Tree Fruit Insect Pests - Reflection over Past 38 Years

  • Alan Eaton, Emeritus - Extension Professor/Specialist, UNH Extension

(6.0 PAT credits)

Location:

  • Audubon Center - Silk Farm Road, Concord NH View Map

Fee:

Registration fees are $30 per member and $35 per non-member to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch. Deadline to register is March 17th, 2018.

 

For more information:

Please RSVP with Madison Hardy at (603) 630-1549 or email at madison.lowell@gmail.com. If you need special accommodations to participate, please contact Madison at least 7 days prior to the event.

 

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