[POSTPONED] - Wild Blueberry Grower and Producer Meeting
Due to the public health concern caused by the COVID-19 virus, UNH administration made the decision to cancel all UNH Cooperative Extension events, programs and noncredit classes through April 5. The health and safety of our staff and the many members of our New Hampshire communities that participate in our programs is most important. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this uncertain time.
The new date will be posted here as soon as possible and announced in our NH Vegetable and Fruit newsletter (sign up).
About the Program
Growers and landowners are invited to join us in a discussion and listening session on the future of the wild blueberry crop in New Hampshire. We will focus on marketing, value-added products, crop diversification and preparing for a warming climate. Emphasis on maintaining viability and profitability.
9:00 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. - Discussion Topics
- Emerging opportunities for lowbush blueberries
- Where to find assistance
- Management strategies for warming climate
- Facilitated discussion with producers/landowners
11:30 a.m. - Next steps
Lily Calderwood, Wild Blueberry Specialist, University of Maine
Kelly McAdam, Agricultural Business Management Field Specialist, UNH Extension
Olivia Saunders, Field Specialist, UNH Extension
Becky Sideman, Small Fruit & Vegetable Specialist, UNH Extension