Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street, Montpelier
(802) 223-5252 www.capitolplaza.com
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: email@example.com
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