VERMONT VEGETABLE AND BERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2004

Holiday Inn, Rutland Vermont
Located just north of the intersection of route 7 and route 4 west
802-775-1911 or www.holidayinn-vermont.com/

8:00    Registration, Trade Show, Refreshments

9:00    President’s Remarks - David Marchant, River Berry Farm, Starksboro

9:15    Innovative Cover Cropping for Soil Fertility and Pest Control - Vern Grubinger, UVM Extension

9:45    A Visit to Morse’s Hillside Berry Farm - Reg Morse, Westford

10:15   Break

10:45   Perimeter Trap Cropping for Vegetable Insect Pests - Jude Boucher, Univ. of Conn. Extension

11:15   Vermont’s ‘Buy Local’ Campaign - Dave Lane, Deputy Secretary, VT Agency of Agriculture

11:45   AGR Crop Insurance Program for Diversified Farms - Arthur Carroll Insurance

12:00   Luncheon and Trade Show

1:15     Business Meeting: Election of Officers, Public Relations, etc.

1:30     Plug Cell Size and Rooting Media Effects on Sweet Corn Transplants- Sandra Menasha, Dept. Plant and Soil Science, UVM

2:00     Innovative Northern Strawberry Growing Systems. Simon Parent, Nova Fruit Nursery, St. Cesaire, Quebec.

2:45    Grower ‘Round Table’ on Strawberries - Jon Satz, Woods Market Garden
           Grower ‘Round Table’ on Pumpkins - Hank Bissell, Lewis Creek Farm

Roundtables will start with a short grower presentation then an open discussion about production, insect weed and disease management, varieties, marketing, etc.

3:45 Adjourn

PRE-REGISTRATIONS - Must be received by Feb 7-- Add $5 for at-the-door registrations.
     $20 for Members, $30 for Non-Members, including lunch
     $10 for Members, $20 for Non-Members, without lunch

Membership dues for 2004 are $32. Benefits include: A 2004-2005 Vegetable or Small Fruit Management Guide, and a subscription to Agriview which contains the VT Vegetable and Berry News.  Mail your check to: VV&BGA, c/o Doug Johnstone, P.O, Box 701, Springfield, VT 05156

Pesticide applicator recertification credits in private or commercial categories 1a and 10 will be offered.

For additional information or to request special accommodations, contact Vern Grubinger,
University of Vermont Extension, (802) 257-7967 (ext. 13) or E-mail: vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu

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