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2024 Annual MFGA Winter Meeting

Event date/time: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Event location: 
UMass Cold Spring Research Orchard
391 Sabin St, Belchertown, MA, 01007
Free for MFGA Members, non-members pay $25 at the door


9 to 9:30 AM - Coffee and check-in 

9:30 - Welcome – Ben Clark, MFGA President 

9:45 – Elizabeth Garofalo- A Bitter Battle: Understanding the Colletotrichum Complex 

10:10 – Dr. Jaime Piñero- Plum Curculio Research Updates: Preparing You For 2024 

10:40 – Meet the New Extension Educators: Lightning Talks from Matthew Bley- Small Fruit, Maria Gannett- Weed Specialist, Arthur Siller- Soil Health  

11:00 – Dr. Jason Londo, Associate Professor of Fruit Physiology, Cornell AgriTech- Nuts and Bolts: Cold Hardiness in Rootstock and Scion Cultivars 

12:00 – MFGA Annual Meeting and Lunch 

1:30 - MFGA election results, pesticide credits, adjourn 

Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): 
Dr. Jason Londo, Associate Professor of Fruit Physiology, Cornell AgriTech
Dr. Jaime Piñero, Dr. Maria Gannett, Elizabeth Garofalo, Matthew Bley, Arthur Siller, UMass Extension
How to Participate: 

Use this link to pre-register. 

Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 11:59pm
Contact's name: 
Elizabeth Garofalo
Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
This event will be recorded: 
391 Sabin St Belchertown MA