VERMONT VEGETABLE AND BERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
2007 ANNUAL MEETING: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007

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    Slide Tour of Vermont Vegetable and Berry Farms  - Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension

10:15   Starting a Community Supported Agriculture Farm in Vermont-  Mimi Arnstein, Wellspring Farm, Marshfield

10:45   How I Get the Government to Pay Me for Good Farming Practices - Bob Pomykala, Pomykala Farm, Grand Isle and Amanda Gervais, Savage Gardens, North Hero

11:15   Recordkeeping that Works for Highly Diversified Farms -  Dan Kaplan, Brookfield Farm, Amherst MA

11:45   Luncheon and Trade Show

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

1:30    Production and Marketing Small Fruit and Norris Berry Farm  - Norma Norris, Norris Berry Farm, Monkton

2:00    Creating a Farm Web Site for Fun and Profit -  Jack Manix, Walker Farm, Dummerston

2:30   My Experience Using Clear Plastic Mulch and Row Covers -  Jake Guest, Killdeer Farm, Norwich

3:00   Agriculture in Lesotho, South Africa  -  Ben Pomykala, Peace Corps / Pomykala Farm

3:45   Adjourn  - Trade Show

This meeting is worth 2 Credits for Private applicators and Commercial Applicators in categories 1A and 10.

PRE-REGISTRATIONS - Must be received by Feb. 23rd  (Add $5 for at-the-door registrations.)
$25 Members, $35 Non-Members, includes lunch and morning coffee break.  Membership dues for 2007 are $35.

Membership benefits include: A 2006-2007 Vegetable or Small Fruit Management Guide, or a book ‘Managing Cover Crops’ or ‘Building Soils’ or UVM horticulture videos, and a subscription to the Agriview newsletter (which contains the VT Vegetable and Berry Newsletter).

Mail your check to: VV&BGA, c/o Doug Johnstone, P.O, Box 701, Springfield, VT 05156.

Please fill out and include a membership application form if joining the Association for 2007.

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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