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May 5-6 set for virtual Western Food Safety Summit

The Western Food Safety Summit at Hartnell College will go virtual on May 5-6, inviting attendees from across California and the entire country to view live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers and executives. The two-day... more »

Alternative crop options topic of Jan. 19 online event

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address alternative crop options in West Texas during the first 2021 On the Line with AgriLife online event at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. The free half-hour On the Line... more »

University of Arizona announces greenhouse engineering course

The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is preparing for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on March 3, 10 and 17 via Zoom. This virtual conference will... more »

USITC to investigate imports’ impact on cucumber, squash industries

The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input for two new general fact-finding investigations on the effects of imported cucumbers and imported squashes on the U.S. seasonal cucumber and squash markets. The investigations, Cucumbers: Effect... more »

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices webinar series set in Maryland

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland, The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Law Education Initiative will be hosting a series of Advanced Good Agricultural Practices virtual webinars geared... more »

Specialty Crop Block Grant opportunity announced in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Jan. 7 a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural... more »

Looking at ways to improve irrigation management in 2021

A new resource is available from the University of Minnesota to provide some guidance about improving irrigation management. Over my two seasons as a vegetable crops educator in Minnesota, I've been surprised by the number... more »

Michigan Food and Farming Systems to host virtual SARE farmer forum

Several organizations, including Michigan Food and Farming Systems, will hold a virtual farmer forum on Jan. 13 Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (NCR SARE) and Michigan State University Extension are... more »


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