Farming Magazine - December, 2009

GROWING

New England Vegetable & Fruit - Conference and Trade Show

December 15-17, Manchester, N.H.

The 2009 New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference and Trade Show (NEVFC) will be held December 15-17 in Manchester, N.H., at the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel. The program features five concurrent sessions every morning and every afternoon for three days. Each session includes five 30-minute presentations focused on major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops topics.

Attendees can receive CCA (certified crop advisor) and PAT (pesticide applicator training) credits. For a listing of sessions and their credits visit www.newenglandvfc.org/education_credits.html.

The conference trade show features over 100 exhibitors with products from pest controls and fertilizers, seeds and plants, cultivation and irrigation equipment, to packaging and promotional materials. The trade show opens an hour and a half before the educational sessions and is open during lunch and after the sessions.

The NEVFC Farmer-to-Farmer sessions are informal roundtable discussions led by experienced farmers that take place midday and late afternoon. Topics include winter greens production; success with SARE farmer grants; diverse crops in high tunnels; learning with new farmers; growing great strawberries; cut flowers; equipment for weed control; disease management; grapes and farm wineries; seed selection and varieties; and saving seeds.

The event is sponsored by the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association and the Massachusetts Fruit Grower’s Association in conjunction with the Universities of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maine, as well Cornell University and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

The preregistration fee to attend any part or all of the conference or trade show is $90 for the first member of the farm or business and $60 for each additional member (family and/or employee) when preregistered with first member. The preregistration fee for students (high school or college) is $40 each when preregistered by the instructor.

Preregistrations must be received by November 30. You can preregister and pay for the conference online, or print out the registration form and mail it in with your payment. See www.newenglandvfc.org/registration.html.

There is an additional fee of $10 per person for late registration or walk-ins.

2009 Trade Show Exhibitors
Adams County Nursery, Inc.
Allens Seed
Applied Ag Tech
Arthur Carroll Insurance
Arysta Life Sciences
N.M. Bartlett, Inc.
BASF Corp.
Bayer Crop Science
BCS-O’Neill & Associates
Belle Terre Irrigation
Berger Peat Moss
Bird Gard/JBW Marketing
Bluefire Direct, LLC
Brookdale Fruit Farm
CAS Pack, LLC
Certis, USA, LLC
Charles W. Harris Co., Inc.
Country Folks Grower
Crop Production Services
Devon Lane Farm Supply
Dow AgroSciences
Dubois Agrinovation
Dupont Crop Protection
Empire Packaging
Farming and Growing Magazines (Moose River Media)
First Pioneer Farm Credit
Gowan
Griffin Greenhouse and Nursery Supply
Gro Mor
Harris Seeds
Haygrove Tunnels
Helena
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Hill and Markes, Inc.
Hillside Cultivator
Hillside Orchard Farms
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Liquid Fence Co.
Kirby Agri, Inc.
Mechanical Transplanter Co.
New England Seed Co.
New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation
North Country Organics
Northeast SARE
Nourse Farms, Inc.
OESCO
Paul B, LLC
PCA Supply Services
Pennsylvania Service and Supply, Inc.
Pyramid Publishing
Resource Management, Inc.
River Valley Fencing
The Rite Package Co.
Seeds of Change
Seedway
Shafer Organic Liquid Fish Fertilizer
Siegers Seed
Specialty Agricultural Products, LLC
Stanley Paper Co.
Spec Trellising
Stanley Paper Co.
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Stokes Seed
Summit Tree Sales
Suterra, LLC
Syngenta Crop Protection
Tew Mfg. Corp.
U.S. EPA Region 1 Pesticide Program
Valent USA
Vermont Compost Co.
Wafler Nursery
Wellscroft Fence System, LLC

Visit these folks at the show!
Crop Production Services & Loveland Products, Inc.
Crop Production Services & Loveland Products is a distributor for adjuvants, chemicals, nutritionals, seed, seed treatments and more.

North Country Organics
North Country Organics manufactures and distributes natural fertilizers, soil amendments and environmentally compatible pest controls.

Northeast SARE
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program offering grants to farmers ag service providers, researchers and more.

O’Neill Associates
The BCS tiller has an all-gear transmission; attachments include a sickle bar mower, brush mower, snowblower, sweeper, plow, chipper shredder and more.

Vermont Compost Co.
Manure compost and Compost Plus with organic and mineral amendments. Fort Vee, Fort Light and Perennial/Large Container Mix Potting soils.