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Registration is open for the
New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference in Manchester NH.
Early registration deadline (reduced rates) is November 30, 2015.


If you have an event of interest to New England farmers, please let us know. info@nevbga.org


December 15-17, 2015
Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

Five Hundred Ninty First Meeting
New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association

Western Massachusetts Location to be announced later

January 8th, 2016

Five Hundred Ninty Second Meeting
New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association

Eastern Massachusetts Location to be announced later

February 6th, 2016

Other Events

Connecticut Vegetable Growers Convention

Monday, January 11, 2016
Maneeley’s Conference Center, 65 Rye St., South Windsor, CT 06074

Sponsored by: University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System & USDA
UConn Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Trade Show (8:00-8:55, 10:15-10:45, 12:00-1:00, 2:00-2:15)

Pre-registration $40 (before Jan 6, 2016)
includes Trade Show/Continental Breakfast/Coffee/Lunch
Door registration $60 (must pre-register to be guaranteed a lunch)
Program and registration form is here

Mail registration check made out to “UConn” with your address and email address to:
MacKenzie White
UConn Extension
24 Hyde, Ave
Vernon, CT 06066

Contact: Vegetable IPM-UConn EDU, Mackenzie White, 860-875-3331, MacKenzie.White@UConn.edu,

Introduction to HACCP

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to Thursday, January 14, 2016
UMass Amherst 102 Holdsworth Way, 243 Chenoweth Laboratory, Amherst, MA 01003

This course covers the fundamentals of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and is taught by certified International HACCP Alliance instructors. This particular course will have an emphasis on fresh-cut produce, beverages (including juice and cider), baked goods, and dairy products. The concepts will be reinforced by breakout group activities in which participants will have the opportunity to prepare a HACCP plan. All participants will receive an International HACCP Alliance certificate issued through the University of Massachusetts upon successful completion of the course.

Course topics will include: HACCP overview Perquisite Programs, Overview of the Seven Principles, Sanitations and SSOPs, Biological, Physical, and Chemical Hazards, Conducting a Hazard Analysis, Determining Critical Control Points, Establishing Corrective Actions, Establishing Monitoring, Establishing Verification & Validation Procedures, Documentation Practices & Record Keeping, Regulatory Issues, Auditor Expectations

For guests that are traveling out of the area, we have a room block rate of $125/night at the UMass Hotel until December 14th. The code is HAC15C and guests can either reserve online (http://www.hotelumass.com) or call 877-822-2110.

2016 Empire State Producers Expo
January 19-21, 2016, Syracuse, NY

NH Vegetable and Berry Growers Annual Meeting
January 23, 2016, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH
Held in conjunction with the NH Farm and Forest Exposition

VT Vegetable and Berry Growers Association Meeting
January 25, 2016, Fairlee, VT
Further details when available

Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention
February 2-4, 2016, Hershey, PA

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention
February 17-18, 2016, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

2016 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference
March 1-4, 2016, Williamsburg, VA



Last update 2015 November 24