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.

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Attendees can earn CCA (certified crop adviser) 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 at 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 as 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 the 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 pre-register 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
Company Booth #

Acadia/Murphy Insurance 79

Adams County Nursery 17

Allens Seed 52

Arthur Carroll Crop Insurance 30

Arysta LifeScience 53

BASF Corp. 70

Bayer CropScience 125

B.C.S-O’Neill & Associates 35-36

Belle Terre Irrigation 32

Berger Peat Moss 6-A

Bird Gard/JWB Marketing 50

Bluefire Direct LLC 117

Brookdale Fruit Farms, Inc. 115

Burgess Baskets 63

CAS Pack Corp. 55

Certis USA, LLC 4

Charles Harris Irrigation 20

Converted Organics, Inc. 15

Country Folks Grower 85

Crop Care Equipment 94-96

Crop Production Services 61

Decco Postharvest US, Inc. 81

Devon Lane Farm Supply 23

Dow AgroSciences 48

DuBois Agrinovation, Inc. 124

DuPont Crop Protection 2

Empire Packaging 122

Farm Bureau 49

Farming and Growing magazines 131

Fieldworks, CT, LLC 84

Finger Lakes Trellis Supply 65

First Pioneer Farm Credit, ACA 1

Four Season Tools 137

Globe Bag Co. 25-26

Gowan Co. 41

Griffin Greenhouse-Nursery Supplies 75

GRO MOR Seeders 120

Harris Seeds 123

Hart Seed/Kabat Ag Prod 116

Haygrove Tunnels 89

Helena Chemical Co. 54

High Mowing Organic Seeds 128

Hill-Markes 129

Hillside Cultivator Co. LLC 93

Hillside Orchard Farms 29

H.L. Emery, Inc. 136

Johnny’s Selected Seeds 133 -134

Kirby Agri, Inc. 86

Koppert Biological Systems, Inc 37-38

Liquid Fence Co. 5

Mechanical Transplanter Co. LLC 119

New England Seed/DP Seed 91

Nichino America, Inc 28

N.M. Bartlett, Inc. 74

North Country Organics 31

Northeast Organic Farming Association 114

Northeast SARE 72

Nourse Farms, Inc. 130

O.A. Newton 6-7

OESCO, Inc. 8-14

Oxbo International 44

PCA-Supply Services 111

Pennsylvania Service-Supply, Inc 126

Perdue AgriRecycle 19

Pyramid Publishing 34

Raindrop-McCutcheon 113

Resource Management, Inc 80

The Rite Package Co. 43

River Valley Fencing 118

Rupp Seeds 73

Seedway LLC 21

Seeds of Change 121

Schafer Organic Liquid Fish Fertilizer 51

Siegers Seed Co. 3

Spec Trellising 24

Specialty Agricultural Products 132

Stanley Paper Co. 22

Stanton Equipment, Inc. 66 & 67

Stockbridge School of Agriculture 27

Stokes Seeds, Inc. 68

Summit Tree Sales, Inc. 53

Suntex CP 18

Suterra LLC 127

Syngenta 64

Tew Mfg. Corp. 90

USDA Farm Service Agency 62

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 40

US EPA Region 1 Pesticide Program 58

Valent 56

Vermont Compost Co. 42

Wafler Nursery 83

Wellscroft Fence System LLC 76-77