Midwest

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market hires new president as Sherrell departs

Chris Sherrell, president and chief executive officer of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, has announced his departure from the company. “I am extremely proud of the company I was able to build as well as our... more »

MSU trustees approve funding request for greenhouse expansion

The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees is supporting a state funding request for the renovation and expansion of plant science greenhouses to enhance research and education. MSU is a global leader in plant... more »

Growing giant pumpkins ‘begins with superior genetics’

I took my 8-year-old to a pumpkin show over the weekend and we saw giant, near record-sized pumpkins on display. Now my son wants to grow giant pumpkins like that in our backyard. Is that... more »

Ohio greenhouse workshop deals with sustainable, safe production

The Ohio State University’s annual Greenhouse Management Workshop takes a cross-commodity approach covering both ornamental and vegetable crops. This year’s theme is Sustainable and Safe Crop Production – important area regardless of crop species for... more »

Illinois research park to get agtech greenhouse

Representatives from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation broke ground Oct. 23 on a new, state-of-the-art greenhouse in the Research Park. The planned greenhouse will support a research project, “Realizing Increased Photosynthetic... more »

$1.92M given for farm and ranch stress assistance

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out $1.92 million in four competitive grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support people... more »

Michigan farms report large thefts of apples, pumpkins

It's tough running an orchard in Michigan during the busy autumn season. Especially when someone steals your apple or pumpkin crop. "You think of an apple as just an apple, but it's literally a dollar... more »

Purdue scientist sending tomatoes into space

Any trip to Mars, likely to take a year or longer, will require astronauts to grow at least some of their own food along the way since it can cost $10,000 to send a pound of anything... more »


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