VERMONT VEGETABLE AND BERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
2006 ANNUAL MEETING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006

Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street, Montpelier
(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 Cover Crops’
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: vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu

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