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A Q&A with Mike Stuart of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

You could say he started at the bottom and worked his way up. More than 40 years ago, before Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) CEO Mike Stuart started working for specialty crop grow... more

Purdue builds farmers’ market manager skills

Sources of healthy, local produce are important to many community members, especially for those in urban areas and food deserts. Area farmers also need options ... more

A Q&A with Mike Stuart of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

You could say he started at the bottom and worked his way up. More than 40 years ago, before Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) CEO M... more »

Purdue builds farmers’ market manager skills

Sources of healthy, local produce are important to many community members, especially for those in urban areas and food deserts. Area farmers also nee... more »

Salinas Valley startup Food-Origins harvests data from field work

At a busy office in a famous California valley, a small team of entrepreneurs, coders and customer reps work on a data-gathering blockchain system tha... more »

Assessing tomato grafting in low-disease high tunnels

Grafting is a proven way to incorporate disease resistance into tomato transplants. But in areas of the country with less history of tomato production... more »

New topics abound at EXPO farm market program

If you enjoyed the pre-conference farm market tour in past years, you’ll be glad to know it’s back at this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable a... more »

Late-planted cover crop rye won’t delay crimping

Cereal rye as an overwinter cover crop poses a special challenge for organic vegetable growers. Unlike conventional growers who manage cereal rye in t... more »

Some tips to curb bird damage in specialty crops

Vegetable growers deal with a large number of disease, insect and weed pests, which they control with varying levels of satisfaction through cultural,... more »

Resources help veterans find extended service

Some American military veterans struggle to find a new mission after their service in the armed forces ends, but advocates and policymakers are encour... more »

California grower taps talents, resources to find success

Javier Zamora came to the United States from Mexico when he was 20 years old. He lived in the Redondo Beach area near Los Angeles. Most people arou... more »

Researching, teaching, growing, Homefield Farm operates seamlessly

Virginia Tech senior Riley Golski doesn’t look at the dining hall’s green beans the same way he did as a freshman. A geography major at the uni... more »


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