Marketing

Agriculture Secretary reappoints four members to FCIC board

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reappointed four members to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) board of directors. James Bardenhagen, John F. Finston, Iris V. Sáenz and Kenneth Ray Sneed, who joined the board in... more »

New award honors Produce Marketing Association CEO

To honor retiring Produce Marketing Association (PMA) CEO Bryan Silbermann, a new award honoring his collaborative leadership style is being established. The new award was announced by PMA President Cathy Burns at PMA’s Fresh Summit... more »

Food Marketing Institute cancels FMI show

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will retire the 2017 FMI Show, known as FMI Connect, originally scheduled to be held in Chicago next June. Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI President and CEO, said in a statement, “At... more »

New York state grown, certified food program launches

A New York State Grown & Certified program has been launched, as well as a new $20 million food hub in the Bronx to increase access to farm-fresh produce. The New York State Grown &... more »

Great Lakes EXPO schedule packed with educational events

In addition to a large trade show with more than 450 exhibitors, this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational opportunities and special events. Once again, the... more »

Evaluation services available to Michigan farmers’ markets

Growing Hope, based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is offering evaluation services to farmers' markets that are members of the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA). MIFMA is an organization that attempts to unify all farmers' markets across the... more »

Skelly’s Farm Market adapts to retail agriculture

A traditional Midwestern farm that raised 350 acres of field crops and milked 50 cows a day has successfully converted to a small vegetable growing and farm market business over the past 26 years. Skelly’s... more »

Farmers’ markets, farms draw customers with Pokemon Go

Farmers' markets and farm marketers are tapping into the Pokemon Go phenomenon to attract visitors and customers. The app has reached more than 30 million downloads in the U.S., and as many as 25 million... more »

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