The day-long school is offered for Maine farmers on two dates at two locations: March 15 in Portland or March 16 in Bangor. Preregistration is required.
Cost for registration is $45.00 per person and includes lunch.
Please preregister by March 4, 2016.
Register online or click on the link below for our registration form to mail in your form with payment.
Maine Vegetable and Fruit School is hosted by
- University of Maine Cooperative Extension
- Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
SEASONS EVENT AND CONFERENCE CENTER
155 Riverside Street, Portland, Maine 04103
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
BANGOR MOTOR INN CONFERENCE CENTER
701 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401
Tel. 207.947.0355 or 1.800.244.0355
AGENDA – March 15 and March 16, 2015 – will be posted soon.
Compost Rates in the Field
Cover Crops and Strip Tillage
Tomatoes: Balancing Fertilizer Needs
High Tunnel Pest Management
Worker Safety Training: Grower Responsibility
Garlic: Growing Tips and Disease Issues
Opportunities in Stone Fruit
Melon Production Basics
Grapes – New Varieties and Potential for Maine
Crop Insurance: Updates and New Options for Diversified Growers
State Senator James Dill – Maine State Senate District 5, and Pest Management Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Gary Fish – Manager of Pesticides Programs, Maine Board of Pesticides Control
David Fuller – Agriculture and Non-Timber Forest Products Professional, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Dr. David Handley – Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Dr. Mark Hutton – Vegetable Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Jason Lilley – Research Associate in Vegetable Production, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Dr. Renae Moran – Tree Fruit Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Erin Roche – Maine Crop Insurance Education Program Manager, UMaine Cooperative Extension
Nicholas Rowley – Graduate Student, University of Maine
Thank you to our sponsor, Nourse Farms.
Participants may receive 2.0 Pesticide Applicator recertification credits for attending, pending approval.
Certified Crop Advisors may earn 5 recertification credits for participation, pending approval.
For more information about this or other workshops, please contact:
David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
P.O. Box 179
Monmouth, Maine 04259-0179
Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Pam St. Peter at 207.933.2100, or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD) to discuss any needed arrangements. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request; however, all requests will be considered.