2016 NERA Conference
Information for Attendees
Hello June NERA Attendees! Below is all the information you need for your upcoming meeting on June 16 & 17.
ACCOMODATIONS: YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION- Rooms at the Sheraton will be available for Wednesday,Thursday check in to Friday check out. Please contact the Sheraton directly to reserve a room by calling (802)-865-6693 Reference UVM Plant and Soil Science when making your reservation.
TRANSPORTATION TO CAMPUS: If you do not want to bring your car to campus; It is a short walk up the hill to Jeffords Hall from the Sheraton. Use the back way, which the hotel staff can direct you to. Otherwise, the hotel runs a shuttle you can use. In the evening, in case you do not catch a ride with someone, or do not want to bring your car downtown for dinner, there are free shuttles which run from campus downtown. The map and schedule can be found here: CCTA
PARKING: If you do want to bring your car to campus, there are visitor spaces in front of Jeffords Hall. Here are the instructions and code to use:
1. Park in one of the numbered visitor spaces, note space number and proceed to pay station located at the south end of Jeffords Hall, (closest to Main St). If the visitor area is full, please park in any regular space in the Jeffords lot and your space number will be 500.
2. Enter space number at the pay-station using keypad.
3. Press OK.
4. Select amount of time you wish to park.
5. Press the # key to prompt for validation code which is
6. OK – authorizing.
7. If you are parked in one of the numbered, designated visitor spaces: the receipt does not need to be displayed.
8. If you are parked in a non-designated visitor space, elsewhere in the lot, and have used 500 for your space number you need to display your validation ticket on your dashboard showing payment.
If you have any problems with the kiosk, call Transportation & Parking at 656-8686. Alternatively, download and use the new Park Mobile app if you have a smart phone.
DESTINATION: If driving to the Sheraton Hotel using a GPS, or when using online mapping services, please enter the address as: 870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403. Phone is 802-865-6600. The address for the conference is University of Vermont, Jeffords Hall, 63 Carrigan Drive, Burlington VT 05405. Main office phone 802-656-2630
REIMBURSEMENTS: NERA is reimbursing travelers per mile based on RT mileage between your home and Burlington. I will have copies of the form to fill out, which you can leave with me. You can also access it here:Travel Reimbursement Form.
Thank you. If you have any questions at all, please email me!
Anne Marie, email@example.com
Extension & Outreach
UVM Extension Master Gardener supports the University of Vermont by recruiting, training, and overseeing volunteer Extension Master Gardeners whose goal is to promote successful, safe, and environmentally prudent home horticulture practices through education and community activities. UVM Extension Master Gardener program's guiding principle is IPM, Integrated Pest Management. All training and advise is geared towards an ecological approach to home gardening with the main goal of significantly reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides.
The coordinated, interdisciplinary Vermont IPM program addresses essential IPM needs as identified by stakeholders in the state as well as advances the goals of the National IPM Roadmap to continue to build sustainable pest management systems that reduce the potential risks to human health and the environment.
A resource for fruit production in Vermont and beyond. Tree fruit, cold climate grape, and small fruit information provided by the UVM Apple Program, the UVM Grape Program, and the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Grower Pages.
Providing information about field and forage crop production and utilization in Vermont and beyond.
On-line perennial and related horticultural information, serving the Green Mountain State of Vermont and the world. This is your original source for herbaceous perennial information and links, celebrating over 16 years on the internet!
The Friends of the Horticulture Farm is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and promoting the significant plant collections and natural areas of the UVM Horticultural Research Center in South Burlington, Vermont for education, research, and public enrichment.
A self-guided tour of the trees on campus and around the area.
Offering soil, manure and compost testing for the state of Vermont.
The UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic aids Vermont greenhouses, farms and orchards by assisting in the identification and control of pests and diseases. Due to climatic and geographic variations, differences in state pesticide regulations, and the volume of requests, we are only able to serve clients in the state of Vermont.
Other Outreach Links
As Vermont's land-grant college, UVM offers a vast Extension outreach program for our friends across the state. Present in a dozen Vermont communities, Extension provides timely, research-based information and education for the families, communities and businesses of Vermont.
The Farm to Plate (F2P) Initiative, approved at the end of the 2009 Vermont legislative session, directed the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, in consultation with the Sustainable Agriculture Council and other stakeholders, to develop a 10-year strategic plan to strengthen Vermont’s food system.
The Entomology Research Lab represents a team of scientists committed to the development of effective biological control agents for forest, greenhouse and vegetable insect pest management. Insect pest problems are addressed with an interdisciplinary approach, using insights drawn from a diverse group of senior scientists, the assistance of specialized technicians, and graduate students. Emphasis is placed on practical aspects of research to solve ‘real world’ problems. Though focused on agricultural problems of Vermont, our projects have national and international significance as well. Through our work we attempt to develop management options that are environmentally sound, economically viable and sustainable, and encourage their implementation through extension and education
SARE offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture. The program is authorized under Subtitle B of Title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990.
Last modified June 20 2016 02:03 PM