VBFG Pruning workshops

By Terence Bradshaw This winter, the UVM Fruit Program will hold a number of apple and grape pruning workshops around the state as part of the Vermont Beginning Fruit Grower (VBFG) project. Each workshop will be limited to twelve people so that we may provide time and attention to each participant. The first workshop will […]

Vermont Beginning Fruit Growers Program

By Terence Bradshaw I will be announcing the start of the UVM Fruit Program’s Vermont Beginning Fruit Grower Program (VBFG). This project is funded for eighteen months through a Vermont Specialty Crops Block Grant through the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. There are two primary deliverables for this project. First is an interactive email list that […]

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Northern Grapes Webinar Announcement: February 7, with Megan Hall

Northern Grapes Webinar Sour rot: understanding and managing a complex disease February 7, 2019, 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (12:00 Noon Central Time) Dr. Megan Hall Assistant Research Professor of Viticulture, University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri Dr. Hall is an Assistant Research Professor of Viticulture at the University of Missouri, in the Division of Plant […]

Social Media Workshop at the Vermont Farm Show *Free*

By Terence Bradshaw In 2019, growing your Vermont brand online is more important than ever before. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is offering a workshop to help you sharpen your Social Media marketing skills. Whether you’re making melt-in-your-mouth maple candy, or growing fresh fruits and veggies, learn the latest tips, tricks and […]

New Cornell Orchard-Pollinator Protection Guide available

By Terence Bradshaw The need for adequate pollination is no secret to fruit growers, but recent focus on the status of both wild and managed (e.g. honeybee and certain bumblebee) pollinators refocuses the efforts among all of us to ensure that we are managing our crops sustainably. Tree fruit growers arte in a particularly tricky […]

New England apple Extension survey

By Terence Bradshaw I am working with the other Apple IPM Extension instructors across New England to develop regional programming. We are asking New England apple growers to help us in Extension determine the most effective ways to get you crop management information. The intent of the survey is to determine how apple growers in […]

Registration & agenda, 2019 VTFGA / UVM Apple Meeting

By Terence Bradshaw Registration is open for the 123rd Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association and UVM Apple Program Annual Meeting. This year, registration is offline only, please print the attached form (also available here) and mail payment to the address at the bottom of the form. Past attendees can expect a hard copy registration and […]

Transferring the Farm Workshop Feb 12

By Terence Bradshaw Transferring The Farm Workshop February 12, 2019 at UVM Extension Berlin VT Newsletter, Website, or Listserv Transferring The Farm Workshop for farmers to learn about key issues, tools and resources to help them make informed decisions and take action steps towards transferring their farm to the next generation of their family or […]