Marketing

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm mar... more

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InTents Conference aims to help grow farmers’ markets

The first ever InTents Conference is coming to Mission Bay in San Diego Sunday, March 19-21, to help new and established farmers, artisan food makers ... more »

Industry executives to share insights at innovation forum

Corporate executives from various corners of the agriculture industry will gather to share their ideas on the future at THRIVE AgTech Innovation Forum... more »

Michigan grower finds success in kraut-making day

Long after the last pumpkin is carted off in a family’s wagon with donut holes and caramel apples, and long before the first quart of juicy u-pick s... more »

Results of first USDA local foods survey released

More than 167,000 U.S. farms locally produced and sold food through direct marketing practices, resulting in $8.7 billion in revenue in 2015, accordin... more »

Industry groups react to TPP withdrawal

President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and negotiations. Industry groups have since released st... more »

USDA grants aim to help local food sector

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) made available $27 million in grants to fund projects designed to s... more »

USDA seeks comments for proposed organic promotion program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on a proposal for a new industry-funded research and promotion program. The proposed Org... more »

California Regional Agritourism Summits registration open

The University of California Small Farm Program and UC Cooperative Extension advisors in four California regions are working with local partners to or... more »

Western NY Food Hub grower meeting set for Jan. 19

Eden Valley Growers (EVG), a farmer-owned cooperative and the owner/operator of the Western NY Food Hub, will host an information session on how techn... more »

New Organic Produce Network to connect organic produce industry

A new company has been formed to connect facets of the organic produce community through education, information and live events. Matt Seeley, former v... more »


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