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Upcoming Agricultural Events and Programs

JANUARY 2020

1/6/20, UConn Extension Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers’ Conference, 8:30AM-3:30PM
Location: Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering, South Windsor, CT
Contact: UConn Extension, MacKenzie White, 860-875-3331, MacKenzie.White@uconn.edu

1/9/20, Production Agriculture – Back to Basics, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Location: Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon, CT
Contact: Erin Windham, 860-713-2543, Erin.Windham@ct.gov

1/14/20, UConn Extension’s 2nd Annual Cut Flower Growers Workshop, 9:00AM-3:30PM
Location: Maneeley’s Conference Center, 65 Rye Street, South Windsor, CT
Contact: MacKenzie White, 860-875-3331, MacKenzie.White@uconn.edu
*Snow Date: January 15, 2020

1/15/20, CT Greenhouse Growers Annual Meeting, 9:00AM-1:30PM
Location: TBD
Contact: Susan Pronovost, susan.pronovost@snet.net, www.ctgreenhousegrowers.com

1/16-17/20, Artisan Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop,
Location: Hartford Times Building, 10 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT
Contact: ddamico@uconn.edu, or https://foodsafety.ncsu.edu/food-safety-basics-artisan-cheesemakers

1/18/20, CT Hop Growers Association Annual Meeting, 9:00AM
Location: Stewards of the Land Brewery, 418 Forest Rd., Northford, CT
Contact: https://cthopgrowers.org/

1/22-23/20, CT Landscape & Nursery Association 2020 Winter Symposium & Expo, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Location: AquaTurf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT         
Contact: CNLA, www.cnla.biz

1/29/20, One-on-One Advising Session, 9:00AM-3:30PM
Location: Middlesex Extenion Center, 1066 Saybrook Rd, Haddam, CT
Contact: MacKenzie White, 860-875-3331, MacKenzie.White@uconn.edu

FEBRUARY 2020

2/6/20, Bedding Plant Program for Greenhouse Growers, 9:30AM-2:30PM
Location: Tolland County Extension, 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT.
Contact: Leanne Pundt, 860-626-6855, leanne.pundt@uconn.edu

2/11/20, Bedding Plant Program for Greenhouse Growers, 9:30AM-2:30PM
Location: Litchfield County Extension Center, 843 University Drive, Torrington, CT.
Contact: Leanne Pundt, 860-626-6855, leanne.pundt@uconn.edu

2/18/20, One-on-One Advising Session, 9:00AM-3:30PM
Location: Wamogo Agri-Science Center, 98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT
Contact: MacKenzie White, 860-875-3331, MacKenzie.White@uconn.edu

2/20-23/20, Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, 10:00AM-8:00PM
Location: CT Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Contact: Northeast Expos, Inc., Kristie Gonsalves, 860-844-8461,
Kristie@northeastexpos.com
, https://ctflowershow.com

2/26/20, Connecticut Hemp Conference & Trade Show
Location: Maneeley’s Conference Center, 65 Rye Street, South Windsor, CT
Contact:
https://ct-hemp-conference.eventbrite.com
or www.ctrcd.org

2/29/20, Enfield Ag Forum, 8:30AM-1:00PM
Location: Assuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT
Contact: Chris Casey, cwsmcasey@gmail.com

MARCH 2020

3/7/20, ORGANICONN: CT NOFA’s 38th Annual Winter Conference, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Contact: https://organiconn.squarespace.com/

3/12/20, One-on-One Advising Session, 1:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Tolland County Extension Center, 24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT
Contact: MacKenzie White, 860-875-3331, MacKenzie.White@uconn.edu

3/18/20, Ag Day at the Capitol, 10:00AM-1:00 PM
Location: Capitol, Hartford, CT   
Contact: CAIC/CTDoAG, Rebecca Eddy, 860-713-2538, Rebecca.Eddy@ct.gov, www.ctaginfocouncil.org *Snow Date: March 19, 2020

Don't forget to check your statewide commodity association for commodity-specific events:

CT Apple Marketing Board and CT Pomological Society

CT Beekeepers Association

CT Christmas Tree Growers Association

CT Green Industries

CT Northeast Organic Farming Association

 

CT Poultry Assocation

CT SeaGrant and CT Seafood Council

CT Sheep Breeders Association

   CT Vineyard and Winery Association and CT Farm Wine Development Council

Maple Syrup Producers Association of CT  

New England Hereford Association