2022 Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association Annual Meeting, March 1


Sorry about the late announcement, this has gone out to the VTFGA list via (snail) mail already but this list is a bigger net to cast out to the grower community. The 2022 Vermont Tree Fruit Association annual meeting will be held on Zoom, 12:00 noon – 1:30 PM. I think we all hope this is the last one of these online meetings we’ll have, thanks for bearing with us.

This meeting will be a bit different from many in the past. Instructional content from regional fruit production experts has been provided this year via the Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium webinar series. These roughly weekly webinars will continue through March, and are where growers can get pesticide applicator education credits. We’ve had good attendance from Vermont growers so far, check the list of remaining meetings at: https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/news-events/northeast-extension-fruit-consortium

The VTFGA meeting does not carry any pesticide credits, as it is more of an update of our work at UVM, of the organization, and on marketing and other plans for 2022. As such, it is not set up in a webinar format, but rather as a meeting, so attendees will have greater access to contribute. This also means that there is no registration for the meeting itself, which will be hosted at: https://go.uvm.edu/22applezoom

There is a registration for the VTFGA, which is your industry organization that supports many needs of fruit growers in the state. UVM Fruit Program and VTFGA are separate organizations, but we work together to provide broad support for the industry, with educational support from my side, and marketing and lobbying support from VTFGA. It’s a great partnership and worthy of growers’ support.

Please find the VTFGA registration at: https://go.uvm.edu/22applereg (also attached to this message).

See you on March 1.

Agenda, VTFGA Annual Meeting
March 1, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 PM


12:00 Registration

12:05 News from UVM Fruit Team and expectations for 2022
Dr. Terence Bradshaw, UVM Tree Fruit and Viticulture Specialist

12:45 Vendor spotlight
Eric Boire, VTFGA Executive Director

12:50 VTFGA Business meeting
Eric Boire, VTFGA Executive Director

1:05 Vendor Spotlight
Jake Jacobs, UVM Risk Management Agency

1:10 2021 Apple Marketing Program

1:30 Adjourn