VERMONT VEGETABLE AND BERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
2005 ANNUAL MEETING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2005

Holiday Inn, Rutland Vermont. 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, Fairfax

9:15    Strawberry and Bramble Variety Update and Pest Management Breeding Objectives
           Dr. Courtney Weber, Geneva Experiment Station, Cornell University

10:00  Tool Time! Grower Panel on Favorite Gadget and Gizmos
            Hank Bissell, Jake Guest, Pete Johnson, Dave Marchant, Bob Pomykala

10:45  Break

11:00   Vegetable and Berry Pests to Look Out For in 2005
            Ann Hazelrigg, UVM Extension

11:30   Vermont Land Trust's Diversified Agriculture Programs
            Bob Baird, VT Land Trust

12:00   Luncheon and Trade Show

1:30    Business Meeting: Election of Officers, Public Relations, etc.

1:45    Farm Visits 2004: Managing Crops, Pests, Soils and Markets
           Vern Grubinger, UVM Extension

2:15    New England Growers Report on their Road Trip to California

2:45   Round Table: What’s New in Pest Management -Hank Bissell, moderator
          Round Table: What’s New in Irrigation -Dave Marchant, moderator
          Roundtables open discussions with growers, industry and agency personnel

4:00     Adjourn

3 Pesticide applicator recertification credits in private or commercial categories 1a and 10 will be
offered for attendance at this meeting. Credits apply to growers from all New England states.

PRE-REGISTRATIONS - Must be received by Feb 6-- Add $5 for at-the-door registrations.
$25 Members, $35 Non-Members, includes lunch and morning coffee with pastries.

Membership dues for 2005 are $35.

Benefits include: A 2004-2005 New England Extension Vegetable or Small Fruit Management Guide,
or one of the books ‘Managing Cover Crops’ or ‘Building Soils’ as well as subscriptions to the
Agriview newsletter (which contains the VT Vegetable and Berry News), and American Vegetable
or Fruit 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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