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Fruit and Vegetable Program Twilight Meeting at Indian Head Farm

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Event date/time: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Event location: 
Indian Head Farm

Indian Head Farm has also recently updated their irrigation system, converting overhead to drip, through grant support from the Massachusetts Department for Agricultural Resources (MDAR), conservation support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and had the work done by Harris Irrigation. Indian Head Farm is also in the process of a farm transfer to the seventh generation!  They got support with this transfer from Land For Good. Come learn how they do it all, socialize, and stay for a light supper. This program is free, but please register by June 21st so that we can plan accordingly.

 

4:30 Introductions

4:45 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila research and management updates – Liz Garofalo, UMass Extension Fruit Program

5:15 Automating drip irrigation – James Wheeler, Jim Peeler of Harris Irrigation, Gerry Pulano (MDAR Grants for farmers)

5:45 Management Lessons from 20 New England High Tunnels – Katie Campbell-Nelson, UMass Vegetable Program and Jon Sardell, Indian Head Farm Field Manager

Move to the dinner area and be seated

6:15 Farm Succession Planning – Farmers Tim, Janet and Kathy Ruff from Land for Good

7:00 Meeting adjourned.

 

*1 pesticide recertification credit is available for this workshop.

Registration: Click here to register for this workshop online. Or, contact us at (413) 577-3976 to register by phone.

 

 

Contact's name: 
Katie Campbell-Nelson
Contact's phone: 
413-545-1051
Contact's email: 
Location: 
232 Pleasant St
Berlin, MA 01503
232 Pleasant St Berlin MA