Student Poster Session

The second year of an opportunity for students!

The NEVFC committee recognizes that there is a wealth of interesting research being conducted by undergraduate and graduate students throughout our region that applies directly to our vegetable and fruit production systems. We believe that building connections between young researchers and practitioners in the region is a win-win; enhancing the visibility of the good work being done by our students and simultaneously providing an opportunity to connect with practitioners in the field.

Why submit a poster here?

  • Exposure. Have your research seen by over 1500 vegetable, tree fruit and berry growers, researchers, and extension specialists in the Northeastern U.S.!
  • Build your CV. Abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings; this can be listed on your CV or resume as a peer-reviewed abstract.
  • Networking. Meet other students in the region that are doing interesting applied research projects, and meet growers that are interested in the work you are doing.

Submission Process & Deadlines

  • Submit Abstract by October 1, 2019
  • Conference Poster Committee reviews abstracts; Successful Abstracts Notified by October 15, 2019
  • Register for Conference by November 1, 2019
  • Abstracts published in Conference Proceedings, available at Conference: December 10-12, 2019


Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • The Presenting Author for each abstract submitted must be clearly identified at the time of abstract submission. The presenting author must be a graduate or undergraduate student, though faculty advisors and others may be co-authors.
  • Abstract length is limited to 400 words. The abstract should provide a summary of the information that will be presented in the poster presentation (see template and example).
  • The Conference Poster Committee shall have full authority to accept or to reject a paper upon evaluation of the title and the abstract. Rejection of a paper by the Conference Poster Committee is final.
  • You may submit an unlimited number of abstracts for poster presentations. However, please do not submit the same abstract multiple times.
  • Abstract submissions accepted by the Conference Poster Committee will be published in the Conference Proceedings only if the presenting author is registered for the conference and paid in full by November 1, 2019. The presenting author must actually attend the conference and present his or her work.


Poster Specifications 

  • Poster presentations are to be no larger than 47” x 47” in size. You may use any standard poster size that fits within 47” x 47” space allotted to each poster.
  • Abstract title, author names, and affiliations should appear on the top of the poster. Authors are urged to include photographs to assist in author identification.
  • A simple sans serif-face font (e.g. Helvetica) should be used. Lettering for the title should be at least one inch tall. The authors’ names and affiliations may be somewhat smaller.
  • Do not prepare a poster as if it were a manuscript. Limit the use of words, and keep the poster simple and easy to understand at a glance. Several helpful tips for designing good conference posters can be found here:



  • A numbered board space is assigned for each poster. Presenters will receive an assigned space number prior to the conference. Presenters are responsible for their own pushpins for securing the poster to the board.
  • All posters should be installed on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Authors must be present during the poster session, which will take place from 4:45-5:45 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
  • We encourage all presenters to leave posters up throughout the conference, until 2pm on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
  • All accepted Poster presenters are encouraged upload the entire poster content to the New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference website. These will be accessible along with the abstract and the rest of the technical program.

Poster Abstract Guidelines and Submission Form