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
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
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
Round Table: What’s New in Irrigation -Dave Marchant, moderator
Roundtables open discussions with growers, industry and agency personnel
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
$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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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