Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State
(802) 223-5252 www.capitolplaza.com
8:30 Registration, Trade Show, Refreshments
9:30 President’s Remarks - David Marchant, River Berry Farm, Fairfax
9:45 How I Set Up My Greenhouses to Save Time and Money - Ed Person, Ledgewood Farm Greenhouses, Moultonboro NH
10:30 Soil Amendment Effects on Damping Off in Cucumber Seedlings - Karen Hills and Christine Manuck, UVM Plant and Soil Sci. Dept.
11:00 Tools and Techniques for Saving Energy in the Greenhouse - John Bartok, Agricultural Engineer, University of Connecticut
12:00 Luncheon and Trade Show
1:30 Business Meeting: Election of Officers, Public Relations, etc.
1:45 Update on Crop Insurance Programs - Colleen Kisselburgh, Arthur Carroll Crop Insurance Agency
2:00 Farm Signage: How to Keep it Safe and Keep it Legal - Sam Lewis, Director of Operations, VT Agency of Transportation
2:30 Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Vermont Agriculture - Jennifer Cram, Customer Project Manager, Efficiency Vermont
3:00 Round Table and
Demo: Making Biodiesel on the Farm - Richard Wiswall, facilitator
Round Table: Greenhouse vegetable varieties and seed sources - Mike Collins, facilitator
(Roundtables are open discussions with growers, industry and agency personnel.)
4:00 Adjourn - Trade Show
PRE-REGISTRATIONS - Must be received by Feb. 3:
$25 Members, $35 Non-Members, includes lunch and morning coffee with pastries.
Add $5 for at-the-door registrations.
Membership dues for 2006 are $35. Benefits include:
A 2006-2007 Vegetable or Small Fruit Management Guide, or a book ‘Managing
or ‘Building Soils’ and subscriptions to the Agriview newsletter (which contains the VT Vegetable and Berry News), and American Vegetable Grower magazine.
Mail your check to: VV&BGA, c/o Doug Johnstone, P.O, Box 701, Springfield, VT 05156
For additional information or to request special accommodations,
contact Vern Grubinger,
University of Vermont Extension, 802-257-7967 (ext. 13) or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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