Midwest

University of Missouri starts digital ag center

Addressing the Show Me State’s agricultural importance, the University of Missouri has launched a digital ag center. Because nearly a third of Missouri's economy is tied to agriculture, the University of Missouri’s Digital Agriculture Research... more »

Veg Connections: Seedless cucumbers in high tunnels

Seedless cucumber is a popular and high-value crop. High yield, climbing growth habit and parthenocarpic characteristics make seedless cucumber a valuable crop for growing in high tunnels. Cucumbers are sold for premium prices in the... more »

Stokes Seeds adds Midwest territory manager

Stokes Seeds has hired Hannah Wildman as territory manager for Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Wildman will be responsible for seed and service to producers in the region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating... more »

Michigan Dept. of Ag recognizing exporters

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is accepting applications for the 2024 Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year award. The Lansing, Michigan, MDARD annually recognizes a food, agriculture, or forestry exporting business... more »

Stokes Seeds adds new Midwest manager

Stokes Seeds has hired Hannah Wildman as Territory Manager for Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. In the role, Wildman will be responsible for seed and service to producers in the region, providing commercial vegetable seed... more »

National Onion Association taps new president

Onion industry veteran Jared Gutierrez, who likes to say he has “dirt in his veins,” has taken the helm of the National Onion Association (NOA). The promotion to industry association president follows two years serving... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council’s proactive approach

As the Michigan Vegetable Council’s (MVC) president, Matt McCallum is delivering a new focus on research and advocacy for the Wolverine State’s vegetable industry. McCallum, owner of Great American Media Services, which publishes Vegetable Growers... more »

Strawberry options: Plasticulture, matted-row production

When I started my job as an Extension specialist at Purdue eight years ago, strawberries were mainly grown as a perennial crop in a matted-row production system in orchards and u-pick farms. Despite strawberries being... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

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