Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – November 7 & 8 – Richmond, VT

Good Morning, As the new Outreach and Education Coordinator for VAAFM’s Produce Program, I’d like to share with you the upcoming Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training held in Richmond, VT on November 7 and 8. Attached is a sheet containing more information on who should attend, benefits of attending, and what to expect from the […]

2017 New England Veg & Fruit Conference

Forwarding information on the upcoming New England Fruit & Vegetable Meetings in December from Mary Concklin. I hope to see many of you there. -TB Good morning, I have attached the 2017 New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference brochure for your planning purposes. A great educational program has been put together covering a wide range […]

Open House 8/25: UVM Apple & Grape Team

University of Vermont Apple and Grape Program Open House UVM Horticulture Research & Education Center 65 Green Mountain Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403 Friday, August 25. 2:00-4:00 PM Join Dr. Terence Bradshaw and his colleagues for an open house highlighting research, teaching, and outreach projects of the UVM Apple and Grape Team. This self-guided tour […]

Effective Spraying & NEWA Workshop NEXT WEEK

Effective Orchard Spraying and NEWA Workshop, Champlain Valley – 3/28 Tuesday 3/28, 8:00AM – 4:00PM Miner Institute, 1034 Miner Farm Rd, Chazy, NY $20/person PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Registration: Register online http://enych.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=680 Or contact Abby Henderson at aef225 or 518-746-2553 Deadline: TOMORROW Friday, March 24th Effective Orchard Spraying – Morning with Dr. Andrew Landers Understand how to […]

Respirator resources for new Worker Protection Standard compliance

Remember- the EPA Worker Protection Standard increased requirements as of January 1 this year. Thanks to the AgriSafe Network and OSHA for assembling these resources and Annie MacMillan at Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets for passing them on. Respirator medical evaluation – including a printable questionnaire in English and Spanish http://www.agrisafe.org/respirator-medical-evaluation Respirator fit-testing […]

Dr. Kevin Folta seminar recording from Feb 17, 2017

Following up from our February 2017 UVM Apple Program / VT Tree Fruit Growers Association meeting when Dr. Kevin Folta, Chair and Professor of the University of Florida Department of Horticulture, discussed communicating science to a concerned public. I hosted him the next day in a seminar at UVM that was recorded and posted at: […]

Announcing the NGP March Webinar (Note date change – Mar 22nd)

Dear Northern Grapes Project Webinar participants: Announcing the March Webinar: *PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE (March webinar only)* “Impact of training systems on viticulture performance of cold-hardy wine grapes” Amaya Atucha Paolo Sabbatini Madeline Wimmer UW-Madison Michigan State University UW-Madison *Wednesday*, March 22nd, 2017 12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central) 7:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm […]

2017 New York & Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes

The 2017 New York & Pennsylvania Pest Management Guidelines for Grapes is now available for order at: https://store.cornell.edu/p-197039-2017-new-york-and-pennsylvania-pest-management-guidelines-for-grapes.aspx Anyone who is growing grapes on a commercial or even a large hobby scale in the northeast should have a copy of this guide. Thanks, Terry

UVM Farmer Training Program 2017

UVM’s Farmer Training Program is a six-month, hands-on program for aspiring farmers and food-systems advocates that provides experiential, skills-based education in sustainable farming. Students will get a unique and comprehensive education by running all aspects of the 10-acre Catamount Educational Farm, learning from expert farmers and educators in the classroom, and alongside successful, inspiring farmers […]

Summer 2017 Cold Climate Viticulture Class at UVM

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am – 3:45 PM June 20 – July 13, 2017 University of Vermont Horticulture Research & Education Center South Burlington, VT Information and registration Students will learn principles and practices of commercial cold-climate grape production, including: site selection and preparation; varietal selection; vine training; nutrient, water and pest management; harvest; and […]