YCFN member events and other events of interest to members
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December 12, 13, & 14, 2017: New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Where: Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH
The biennial New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference and Trade Show includes more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. Farmer-to-Farmer meetings after each morning and afternoon session bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussions. For complete details on schedule, accommodations, exhibitors, educational credits, and more, and to register, see https://newenglandvfc.org/.
Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension System at the Universities of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine; Cornell University; Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; New England Vegetable and & Berry Growers Association; Massachusetts Fruit Grower's Association; and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).
January 9 - 11, 2018: 77th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show - Get Ready!
Where: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330
Admission is FREE! This show provides an opportunity to educate the public and producers about different areas of agriculture and current agricultural products. Producers and consumers alike visit the three-day show to take stock of current programs, new technologies and to gather information on the agriculture industry. The event is sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and provides promotion opportunities for businesses and organizations on the trade show floor, as well as housing various lectures, certification courses and annual meetings throughout its duration.
Questions, contact email@example.com or 207-287-3491.
January 22 - 23, 2018: Flowering in the North Flower Growers Conference
Where: East Bayside, Portland, ME
Cost: Full Conference: $110 per person. One Day: $75 per person
Contact: Lynne Hazleton, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 781-6099.
This winter meeting is all about sharing knowledge about Zone 5 growing, wholesaling, retailing, and designing with farm fresh flowers. Presentations will follow a farmer-to-farmer format. Topics include:
Sponsors are UMaine Cooperative Extension, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.