Opportunities, Challenges Facing Growers Topic of Next Issues & Ice Cream Nov. 13

Opportunities, Challenges Facing Growers Topic of Next Issues & Ice Cream Nov. 13

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Cooperative Extension field and state specialists will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing New Hampshire growers at the next Cooperative Extension Issues & Ice Cream discussion Nov. 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB, room 338. Ice cream will be served. 

The campus community is invited to join the discussion, share ideas and hear how Cooperative Extension is conducting applied research in partnership with growers across the state. Extension specialists will profile projects on integrated pest management, high tunnels and specialty vegetable crops, new and emerging insect pests, and direct marketing efforts. 

Extension sustainable horticulture specialist Becky Sideman, who will lead the discussion, says, “We’ll share some specific examples of our work with growers. New Hampshire is a leader in direct marketing of certain crops, and we will discuss the opportunities available to those interested in becoming growers.” 

The team will also look at climate changes and the evolving regulatory environment.