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Frequently Used Phone Numbers
UMASS EXTENSION
Agriculture & Landscape Program
extension.umass.edu/agriculture
413-545-0895
Floriculture Diagnostics 413-545-3209
Pesticide Education Program 413-545-1044
Soil Testing Lab 413-545-2311
Turf Diagnostics 413-545-3209
Vegetable Diagnostics 413-545-3209
Woody Ornamental Diagnostics 413-545-3208
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
American Public Works Assocation, New England Chapter
Jacqueline Connors
newengland.apwa.net
781-337-8230
Board of Registration of Landscape Architects
www.mass.gov/dpl
617-727-3072

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association, East Wareham
George Rogers, President
Jeffrey LaFleur, Executive Director
Email: cccga@cranberries.org
www.cranberries.org

508-866-7878
Cape Cod Landscape Association
www.capecodlandscapes.org
508-827-4639
Ecological Landscaping Association
Email: ela.info@comcast.net
www.ecolandscaping.org
617-436-5838
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
www.gcsaa.org
800-472-7878
Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England
www.gcsane.org
774-430-9040
International Society of Arboriculture, New England Chapter
Heather Leff
Email: heather@newenglandisa.org
www.newenglandisa.org
978-844-0441
Massachusetts Aquaculture Association
PO Box 500, North Eastham,
MA 02651
Robert Wallace, President (Shellfish)
Email: info@massaqua.org
www.massaquaculture.org
 

Massachusetts Arborists Association
Email: info@massarbor.org
www.massarbor.org

508-653-3320
Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals
Email: info@mlp-mclp.org
www.mlp-mclp.org
508-653-3373
Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals
Email: malcp@yahoo.com
www.malcp.org
781-274-7373
Massachusetts Association of Roadside Stands, Acton
Email: info@massfarmstands.com
www.massfarmstands.com
n/a
Massachusetts Christmas Tree Growers Association
www.christmas-trees.org
978-346-4381
Massachusetts Farm Bureau
www.mfbf.net
508-881-4766
866-548-6323 Toll free
Massachusetts Farmer's Markets
Jeff Cole, Executive Director
Email: staff@massfarmersmarkets.org
www.massfarmersmarkets.org
781-893-8222
Massachusetts Flower Growers Association, Bedford
Bob Luczai
www.massflowergrowers.com
781-275-4811
Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association, N. Amherst
Wesley Autio, Secretary
Email: autio@umass.edu
www.massfruitgrowers.org
413-545-2963
Massachusetts Golf Association
Email: info@mgalinks.org
www.mgalinks.org
800-356-2201
Massachusetts Maple Producers Association
Winton Pitcoff
Email: info@massmaple.org
www.massmaple.org
413-628-3912
Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association
www.mnla.com
413-369-4731
Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association
P.O. Box 783, Westfield, MA 01086
www.massrpa.org
413-568-8356

Massachusetts Tree Wardens Association
Karen Doherty
Email: info@masstreewardens.org
www.masstreewardens.org

781-894-4759
New England Cemetary Association
www.newenglandcemetary.org
203-813-6322
New England Grows
Virginia Wood
www.negrows.org
508-653-3009
New England Nursery Association
www.nensyassn.org
508-653-3112
New England Parks Association
Julie Sumner, President
Email: jsumner@leominster-ma.gov
www.newenglandparks.org
978-534-7529
New England Pest Management Association
www.nepma.org
866-386-3762
New England Regional Turf Conference and Trade Show
www.newportevents.com
401-848-0004
New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation
Gary Sykes
www.nertf.org
401-841-5490
New England Sod Producers Association
Gary Sykes
www.nesod.com
401-841-5490
New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA)
Nick Caggiano, President
www.nestma.org
603-589-3370

New England Vegetable & Berry Growers Association
John Howell, Sec./Treasurer
Email: howell@umext.umss.edu
www.nevbga.org

413-665-3501
Northeast Greenhouse Conference
Cindy Delaney
www.negreenhouse.org
802-865-5202
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
Julie Rawson
www.nofamass.org
978-355-2853
Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA)
www.stma.org
800-323-3875
Turfgrass Producers International
www.turfgrasssod.org
847-649-5555
800-405-8873
United States Golf Association
Email: usga@usga.org
www.usga.org
908-234-2300
CHEMICALS
CHEMTREC Pesticide Emergency Network
For hazardous materials incidents (spills, leaks, fire, exposure, accident)
www.chemtrec.com
800-424-9300
EPA Emergency National Response Center, Emergency Spills 800-424-8802
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
www.npic.orst.edu
800-858-7378
Pesticide Collection Program (Safety Kleen)
Chemical disposal business, not for general information.
www.safety-kleen.com
508-867-7184
800-669-5740
POISON CONTROL CENTERS
All New England States
www.poisoncontrol.uchc.edu
www.nnepc.org
www.maripoisoncenter.com
800-222-1222
 
STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS
Bureau of Resource Protection
Ken Chin, Environ. Engineer
Ken Chin@state.ma.us
617-292-5893
Jonathan Hobill, Southeast Region 508-946-2700
Department of Agricultural Resources
www.mass.gov/agr
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114-2151
617-626-1720
Greg Watson, Commissioner
greg.watson@state.ma.us
617-626-1701
Division of Agricultural Markets
www.mass.gov/agr/divisions
 
Mary Jordan, Director
Mary.Jordan@state.ma.us
617-626-1750
Aquaculture: Sean Bowen 617-626-1724
Business Training: Rick Chandler 413-548-1905
Economics: Katherine deRonde 617-626-1811
Export Markets: Bonita Oehlke 617-626-1753
Farm Composting: Bill Blanchard 617-626-1709
Farm Viability: Craig Richov 617-626-1725
Farmers Markets: David Webber 617-626-1754
Land Use, APR Program: Ron Hall 617-626-1704
Markets: Rick LeBlanc 617-626-1759
Division of Crop and Pest Services  
Lee Corte-Real, Acting Director
lee.corte-real@state.ma.us
617-626-1776
Nursery Certification: Phyllis Michalewich 617-626-1801
Pesticide Enforcement Hotline 617-626-1781
Pesticide Exam and License Info Packet 617-626-1784
Division of Agricultural Conservation and Technical Assistance  
CAFO/AFO: Laura Maul 617-626-1739
Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Grants: Laura Maul 617-626-1739
Animal Health: Esther Wegman 617-626-1795
Energy Efficiency, Conservation, & Renewables Program
Gerry Palano
gerald.palano@state.ma.us
617-626-1706
Department of Conservation & Recreation
www.mass.gov/dcr
617-626-1250
Department of Environmental Protection
www.mass.gov/dep
Western Region 413-784-1100
Central Region 508-792-7650
Northeast Region 978-694-3200
Southeast Region 508-946-2700
617-292-5500

Department of Industrial Accidents (Worker's Comp)
www.mass.gov/dia

800-323-3249
Department of Public Safety
www.mass.gov/dps
617-727-3200
Hoister's License
Hoisting Division
PO Box 414376
Boston, MA 02108
 
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
www.mass.gov/eea
617-626-1000
Office of Business Development
www.mass.gov/mobd
Western Massachusetts: Mike Vedovelli
mike.vedovelli@state.ma.us
413-733-5357
TRADE AND PUBLIC INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS
Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program (AEEP)
Laura Maul
laura.maul@state.ma.us
617-626-1739
American Farmland Trust
Julia Freedgood
www.farmlandinfo.org
413-586-4593
Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain
www.arboretum.harvard.edu
617-524-1718
Berkshire Grown, Great Barrington
Barbara Zheutlin
Email: buylocal@berkshiregrown.org
www.berkshiregrown.com
413-528-0041

Center for Ecological Technology
Florence
Pittsfield
Email: cet@cetonline.org
www.cetonline.org

413-586-7350
413-445-4556

 

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), South Deerfield
info@buylocalfood.org
www.buylocalfood.org
413-665-7100
Cornell Waste Management Institute, Ithaca, NY
Lauri Wellin
Email: cwmi@cornell.edu
www.cwmi.css.cornell.edu
607-255-1187
Dig Safe
www.digsafe.com
888-344-7233
Farm Viability Enhancement Program (FVEP)
Craig Richov
Craig.Richov@state.ma.us
617-626-1725
International Plant Propagator's Society, Eastern Region
Margot Bridgen
www.ippseastern.org
631-765-9638
IPM Institute of North America
Email: info@ipminstitute.org
www.ipminstitute.org
608-232-1410
Lyle E. Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden, Orono, ME
Brad Libby
Email: blibby@maine.edu
www.umaine.edu/littlefieldgarden/about
207-581-3112

Mass Farm-To-School Project
Lisa Damon
Email: info@massfarmtoschool.org
massfarmtoschool.org

413-253-3844
Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom
massaginclassroom@earthlink.net
www.aginclassroom.org
508-336-4426
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, MA
www.massaudubon.org
781-259-9500
Massachusetts Farm Bureau, Ashland
www.mfbf.net
508-481-4766
866-548-6323
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley
www.masshort.org
617-933-4900
Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG)
Email: info@masspirg.org
www.masspirg.org
617-292-4800
New Economics Institute
www.neweconomy.net
617-401-2235
New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI)
Email: info@smallfarm.org
www.smallfarm.org
413-323-4531

Northeast Biosolids and Residuals Association
Ned Beecher 603-323-7654
www.nebiosolids.org

603-323-7654
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG)
Ruth Katz
Email: ruthkatz@nesawg.org
www.nesawg.org
914-231-9206

Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Susan Witt
Email: schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org
www.centerforneweconomics.org

413-528-1737
Southeastern Mass Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP)
semaponline.org
508-295-2212x50
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Northeast Center, David Holm
nesare@uvm.edu
www.nesare.edu
802-656-0471
Sustainable Farming Project
Jennifer Hashley, Project Director
Email: nesfp@tufts.edu
www.nesfp.org
Boston Office: 
617-636-3793
Lowell Office:
978-654-6745 x5728
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Katherine Abbott, Executive Director
www.towerhillbg.org
508-869-6111
Toxics Use Reduction Institute, UMass Lowell
Michael Ellenbecker
Email: ellenbec@turi.org
www.turi.org
978-934-3275
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
www.umass.edu 413-545-0111
Agricultural Experiment Station
ag.umass.edu
413-577-4371
College of Natural Sciences
Steve Goodwin
cns.umass.edu
413-545-2766
Donahue Institute
Lynn Griesemer
www.donahue.umassp.edu
413-545-0001

Dr. Joseph Troll Turf Research Center
extension.umass.edu/turf

413-665-4360
Environmental Health and Safety
www.ehs.umass.edu
413-545-2682
Massachusetts Center for Agriculture
ag.umass.edu
413-545-4371
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center
Georgianna Parkin
www.msbdc.org
413-545-6301
Poultry
Dr. Michael Darre, UConn
860-486-1008
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Wes Autio and William Mitchell
stockbridge.cns.umass.edu
413-545-2222
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
www.usda.gov
Agricultural Mediation Program 888-869-1898
Courtney Breese, Program Dir.
Mass. Office for Dispute Resolution & Public Collaboration
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
courtney.breese@umb.edu
617-287-4046
888-869-1898
 
APHIS - Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
Monte Chandler
www.aphis.usda.gov
413-253-2403
Farm Service Agency
Jonathan Niedzielski
413-253-4500
Rural Development
Jay Healy
413-253-4302

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Christine Clarke

Field Offices
Barnstable
Greenfield
Hadley
Pittsfield
Westford
West Wareham
Worcester

413-253-4351

 

508-771-6476
413-772-0384x3
413-585-1000x3
413-443-1776x3
978-692-1904x3
508-295-5151x2
508-829-4477x3

Resource Conservation & Development
Berkshire-Pioneer
Patriot
Pilgrim
 

413-475-3349
978254-7152
508-295-1317x130

National Agricultural Statistics Service
Gary Keough, Dir. NE Field Office
www.nass.usda.gov
603-224-9639  
National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
Kevin Morris
Email: kmorris@ntep.org
www.ntep.org
301-504-5125
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
www.epa.gov
Dr. Rob Koethe
koethe.robert@epa.gov
617-918-1535
FIFRA Enforcement Officer: Kan Tham
tham.kan@epa.gov
617-918-1872
FIFRA State Grants Coordinator: Ray Putnam
putnam.raymond@epa.gov
617-918-1523
Special Projects Grants (Region 1 Agricultural Risk Reduction Program,
FIFRA Project Officer (MA, ME, NH & RI, PESP Control & WPS Coordinator
Andrea Szylvian
szylian.andrea@epa.gov
617-918-1198

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

www.fws.gov/
Northeast Region

413-253-8200
U.S. Forest Service
www.fs.fed.us/