Thursday, December 19

Trade Show, 8am-2pm & 4pm-6pm
Farmer to Farmer 12:45 - 1:45

Morning Program

9:30 – 12:00, Five Concurrent Sessions

Sweet Potatoes
Location: Armory
Moderator: Becky Sideman
Credits: Pesticide credits: 2.0; CCA credits: 1.5   

  • 9:30 Tips from the sweetpotato experts: Sweetpotato production in North Carolina
    Jonathan Schultheis, North Carolina State University
  • 10:00 Varieties, cultural practices, and post-harvest management for New England
    Becky Sideman, University of New Hampshire Extension
  • 10:30 Varieties, cultural practices, and post-harvest management for New England
    Chuck Bornt, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
  • 11:00 Our experiences growing organic sweetpotatoes
    Dan Landis, Landisdale Farms, Jonestown, PA
  • 11:30 Our experiences growing organic sweepotatoes
    Justin Rich, Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington, VT

Cucurbits
Location: Salon A
Moderator: Amy Ouellette
Credits: Pesticide credits: 2.0; CCA credits: 2.5       

  • 9:30 Prevention and management of viruses in cucurbit crops
    Marc Fuchs,Cornell University
  • 10:00 Reduced tillage techniques in cucurbit crops
    Jim Ward, Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon MA
  • 10:30 Monitoring for squash vine borer in New Hampshire
    George Hamilton,University of New Hampshire Coooperative Extension
  • 11:00 Disease management of cucurbit crops
    Meg McGrath, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
  • 11:30 The Nuts and Bolts of Fruit Quality in Cucurbits
    Brent Loy,University of New Hampshire

Strawberry I
Location: Salon BCD
Moderator: Sonia Schloemann
Credits: Pesticide credits: 2.0;   CCA credits: 2.0    

  • 9:30 Strawberry Planting Basics at 4 Corners Farm
    Bob Gray, Four Corners Farm, Newbury, VT
  • 10:00 Varieties Tried and True/ New and Promising
    Courtney Weber, Cornell University/NY Agriculture Experiment Station
  • 10:30 Insect and Disease What to be ready for and IPM practices
    Sonia Schloemann, University of Massachusetts Extension
  • 11:00 Weed Management and other Cultural Practices
    David Handley, University of Maine
  • 11:30 Annual Production System- how it works for us
    Michael Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick Family Farm, Middle Granville, NY

Transplant Production
Location: Curriers
Moderator: Sandy Arnold
Credits: Pesticide credits: 1.5; CCA credits: 2.5    

  • 9:30 Extensive Soil Mix Studies for Greenhouse Production of Seedlings and Transplants
    Neil Mattson, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
  • 10:00 From Greenhouse to Field with Quality Transplants
    Dave Hambleton, Sisters Hill Farm, Stanfordville, NY
  • 10:30 Greenshouse Transplants through Quality Seeds and Controlling Diseases
    Meg McGrath, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
  • 11:00 Transplants for Profit
    Jason Kafka, Checkerberry Farm, Parkman, ME
  • 11:30 What Makes a Great Transplant: How To Achieve It & Mistakes to Avoid
    Jan van der Heide, Bejo Seeds

Viticulture I
Location: Frost/Hawthorne (upstairs)
Moderator: William Nail
Credits: Pesticide credits: 1.5;  CCA credits: 2.0      

  • 9:30 Introduction to grape growing
    Paolo Sabbatini, Michigan State University
  • 10:10 Cultivar selection
    Mark Chien, Pennsylvania State University
  • 10:50 Recent advances in vineyard sprayer technology
    Andrew Landers, Cornell University
  • 11:30 Site selection and vineyard design
    Mark Chien, Pennsylvania State University


Afternoon Program

2:00 – 4:30; Five Concurrent Sessions

Brassicas & Leafy Greens
Location: Amory
Moderator: Sandy Arnold
Credits: Pesticide credits: 2.0;  CCA credits: 2.5

  • 2:00 Brussels Sprout Trials for Variety, Spacing, Topping, Mulching and Disease Control
    Andre Cantelmo, Heron Pond Farm, South Hampton, NH
  • 2:30 Brassica Production in Rhode Island
    Skip Paul, Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, RI
  • 3:00 Insect and Disease Control on Brassicas
    Ruth Hazzard, University of Massachusetts Extension
  • 3:30 Strategies for Continuous Production of Summer Salad Greens/Leafy Greens
    Dave Colson, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
  • 4:00 Profitable Greens through Culitivation & Healthy Soils on a Small Farm
    Seth Jacobs, Slack Hollow Farm, Argyle, NY

Pumpkins
Location: Salon A
Moderator: George Hamilton
Credits: Pesticide credits: 1.5; CCA credits: 1.5  

  • 2:00 Producing Exotic Types of Pumpkins and Ornamental Squashes
    Mac Condill, The Great Pumpkin Patch and The Homestead Seeds, Aruthur, IL
  • 2:30 New Innovations in Pumpkins
    Brent Loy, University of New Hampshire
  • 3:00 Effects of Fungicide Timing and Tillage on Powdery Mildew-Resistant Pumpkins
    Jude Boucher, University of Connecticut Extension
  • 3:30 Marketing Pumpkins and Ornamental Squash at The Great Pumpkin Patch
    Mac Condill, The Great Pumpkin Patch and The Homestead Seeds, Aruthur, IL
  • 4:00 We Make Pumpkins Fly Through The Air - Ag-Entertainment!
    Brian Labrie, Team American Chunker (Air Cannon)
    Steve Seigars, Yankee Siege (Trebuchet)

Strawberry II
Location: Salon BCD
Moderator: Sonia Schloemann
Credits: Pesticide credits: 1.0;  CCA credits: 2.5         

  • 2:00 Strawberry Crop Nutrition
    Laura McDermott, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • 2:35 Dayneutral Strawberry Production in the Northeast
    Dale-Ila Riggs, The Berry Patch, Stephentown, NY
  • 3:10 Frost Protection Strategies for Strawberries
    Mary Concklin, University of Connecticut
  • 3:50 Sprayer Calibration
    George Hamilton, University of New Hampshire Extension

Farm Decision Making
Location: Curriers
Moderator: Chuck Bornt
Credits: Pesticide credits: 1.0;  

  • 2:00 Stay Small & Turn Up the Awesome!: Making A Living on 2 Acres in Burlington, VT
    Mara and Spencer, Welton Half Pint Farm, Burlington, VT
  • 2:30 Tools and Techniques for Transitioning from Small to Large Scale Produciton
    Christa Alexander, Jericho Settlers Farm, Jericho, VT
  • 3:00 How We Make Decisions on Kilpatrick Family Farm
    Michael Kilpatrick, Kilpatrick Family Farm, Middle Granville, NY
  • 3:30 Technology and Methods to Making Scaling Up Profitable and Labor Efficient
    Adam Hainer Juniper, Hill Farm, Wadhams, NY
  • 4:00 Want to Borrow Money - What Financers are Looking For When Lending Money
    Dorothy Suput, The Carrot Project, Somerville, MA

Viticulture II
Location: Frost/Hawthorne (upstairs)
Moderators: William Nail
Credits: Pesticide credits: 1.5;  

  • 2:00 SWD in Grapes: How Much of a Problem?
    Richard Cowles, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
  • 2:40 Table Grapes for New England
    Tim Smith, Tim Smith Consulting
  • 3:20 Vine Balance- What Is It and How Do We Achieve It?
    Paolo Sabbatini, Michigan State University
  • 4:00 Jack Frost nipping and your nodes: Grapevine cold hardiness and strategies to handle winter cold
    Terry Bradshaw, University of Vermont


 

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