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UMass Extension Fruit Program

The UMass Extension Fruit Program's mission is to assist fruit growers with all aspects of horticultural and pest management. It is part of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment within the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.

  • Overlying text reads "2024 Mass Aggie Seminar Series" with an apple tree and grass in the background.

    Announcing 2024 Mass Aggies!

    February 13, 2024

    The Mass Aggies are back!

  • NEVBGA/MFGA Labor Meeting, February 28, 2024

    January 30, 2024

    609th Meeting

    New England Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association in conjunction with the

    Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association present an all-day meeting

    DATE: Wednesday February 28, 2024

    LOCATION: Hollis Hill Farm 340 Marshall Rd, Fitchburg MA 01420

    There is a $20 registration fee, which is waived for members of NEV&BGA or MFGA. Lunch is an additional $20.

    To register, please RSVP to 978-423-6694 or by February 25th

    9:00 Registration

    9:30-10:30 10 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Customers in 45-Minutes: John Henderson, Director, Learning and Development at the Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE)

    10:45-11:45 Employee Handbook: Do I need one? How do I make one and use it effectively? Legal Food Hub Noon

    LUNCH & Commercial Member introductions, extension updates, NEVBGA updates

    1:00-2:00 Hiring and firing do’s and don’ts for agricultural businesses: Legal Food Hub

    2:15-3:15 H2A Update and Listening Session


    Adjourn Commercial members are welcome to put up table-top displays please contact Secretary-Treasurer Chris Grant in advance 978-423-6694 or


  • UMass Launches Needs-assessment Survey For Small Fruit Growers

    January 3, 2024

    The UMass Fruit team has recently launched an anonomyous survey to evaluate general needs of small fruit growers. The survey is a short 10 questions and takes an average of 6 minutes to complete. Please help shape Extension priorities for small fruits. For questions please email: This survey will close on 2/16/2024.

  • 2024 MFGA Annual Winter Meeting

    January 2, 2024

    This years' annual MFGA Winter Meeting will feature Dr. Jason Londo, Associate Professor of Fruit Physiology, Cornell AgriTech. Dr. Londo will discuss- Nuts and Bolts: Cold Hardiness in Rootstock and Scion Cultivars 

  • Announcing the 2024 NEFC Meeting Line Up

    January 2, 2024

    The Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium is back in action and pleased to announce our 2024 launch time seminar series!