Northeast

Grower forum to address employer compliance with COVID-19 requirements

The third in a series of Penn State Extension grower forums on “Protecting Essential Agricultural Business Operations and Employee Health during COVID-19" will be held on July 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Brook Duer,... more »

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Ed Jones honored for leadership

In honor of his outstanding guidance, Ed Jones, director of Virginia Cooperative Extension, received the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors award for distinguished leadership. The award, which recognizes those who have served the national... more »

Renovating plasticulture strawberries can boost yields

With strawberry season winding down in annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for renovation of plasticulture strawberries: 1)... more »

Pennsylvania vegetable disease update presented

There continue to be no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to Beth Gugino, Penn State University professor of vegetable pathology. Be on the lookout for Septoria leaf... more »

Addressing COVID-19 on farms subject of New York webinar

As New York "reopens" business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers, and to help public officials contain the spread... more »

North Carolina SweetPotato Commission hires registered dietitian

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission (NCSPC) is proud to announce and welcome Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN - Bucket List Tummy as the registered dietitian of record for the commission and its members. Schlichter will be... more »

More than $1M In grants awarded to Virginia State ag researchers

Researchers at Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station (VSU-ARS) were recently awarded $1.4 million in capacity building grants (CBG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Chyer Kim, Food Scientist at VSU-ARS, was awarded $499,644... more »

H-2A growers’ forum eyes protecting agricultural employee health

Penn State Extension is hosting the second in a series of H-2A growers forums on protecting agricultural employee health on June 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Grant Meckley, Keystone Health Agricultural Worker Program, will discuss... more »


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