Back to top

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.

MFGA Annual Meeting on 12/13/17 at NEVFC

!!!Please note that the Annual Business Meeting date is different than what is printed in the NEVFC program.  The meeting will be held atnoon, immediately following the Stone Fruit session on Wednesday!!!

Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association

Annual Business Meeting

New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference 
Pemigewasset Ballroom (Ballroom A)
Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

12:00 Noon, Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 AGENDA

  • Opening remarks - Cook                                                                    
  • Minutes of the last Annual Business Meeting - Autio
  • Secretary's report  - Autio
  • Treasurer's report - Autio
  • Committee reports
  • Legislative - Dowse
  • UMass Fruit Advisory - Carlson
  • Harvest Labor - O’Toole
  • Marketing, Publicity, & Promotion - Nicewicz
  • Trustees of the UMass Cold Spring Orchard - Chandler
  • Old business

New business

  • Presentation of nominations
  • Election of officers and directors for 2018
  • Passing of the gavel to the new president

Please note that the Annual Business Meeting date is different than what is printed in the NEVFC program.  The meeting will be held atnoon, immediately following the Stone Fruit session on Wednesday.

New England Tree Fruit Management Guide on-line

New England wide Extension tree fruit specialists have been hard at work to update the on-line version of the New England Tree Fruit Management Guide, which can now be found here: http://netreefruit.org/ We will continue making updates and adding content as the 2018 growing season approaches! Please be sure to bookmark, and note that it is mobile friendly, so add a shortcut icon to your smartphone home screen!

 

Crop Insurance Deadline November 20!

November 20, 2017 is the deadline to purchase Federal Crop Insurance on apples and peaches and also the deadline to update coverage levels or cancel an existing policy on apples and peaches.

November 20, 2017 is also the deadline to purchase coverage for perennial crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) administered by the USDA