Midwest

Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 honored

Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News honored the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO on Tuesday, December 10.  The exemplary agriculture... more »

Jan. 8-10 dates for Illinois Specialty Crop Conference in Springfield

Have you registered for the Illinois Specialty Crop Conference (ISCC) on Jan. 8-10? Don’t miss your chance to attend this one of a kind event that will bring local farmers, organizations, and businesses together to... more »

Michigan farmers’ markets get $392,791 from USDA to support expansion

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced Dec. 10 new federal support to help expand Michigan farmers' markets all across the state. This investment... more »

Michigan farms on list of energy projects, systems funded by USDA

A fourth generation Berrien County, Michigan, farm that has been in business since 1903 is gaining a renewable energy investment from the USDA to help it with energy efficiency innovations that will allow the operation... more »

Iowa horticulturalist Liz Kolbe honored

On Tuesday Dec. 3, Grinnell, Iowa, native Liz Kolbe was recognized at Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture leadership conference. Kolbe, a graduate of Colorado College, has worked with Practical Farmers of... more »

Five-year study looks at soil, nutrients impact from cover crops

The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to improve soil health. Cover crops can also improve water holding capacity, reduce erosion... more »

MDARD announces specialty crop public input opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Nov. 27 announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program... more »

Dec. 10 event to honor Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Vegetable Growers News magazine and sponsors will hold an awards ceremony Dec. 10 for the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 – a group of exemplary agriculture professionals nominated by their peers... more »


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