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Virginia Agritourism Conference scheduled for April 3-4

The fifth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than $2.2... more »

NAMA selects Dean Broadhead as Marketer of the Year

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) said Dean Broadhead, CEO of broadhead, has been selected as the 2019 NAMA Marketer of the Year. This recognition is the most prestigious honor... more »

Michigan man honors family farming history by creating potato-based vodka

Chris Iott is not among the Iott brothers who have made a career out of running the family’s northern Michigan seed farm, but he has found a way to create a new niche for his... more »

Gerber taps growers for groundbreaking baby food

Growers planted new crops and grew them organically in order to help baby food giant Nestlé put a groundbreaking line of baby food products in stores. Gerber Freshful Start is a new line of baby... more »

Large to small growers move crops with Farm-to-School movement

Providence Farm is a small vegetable-and-livestock operation in Michigan’s Antrim County, with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program and a roadside market. But owners Ryan and Andrea Romeyn say direct sales to schools have led... more »

Strawberry Picking Challenge for charity planned in Florida

Wish Farms and Monte Package Co. are presenting the sixth annual Strawberry Picking Challenge on Feb. 8-9. The charity event raises funds for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, inviting guests out to the Plant City... more »

United Fresh creates school foodservice membership

 K-12 school foodservice buyers will now be able to join the United Fresh Produce Association with the help of a new membership category. “Schools are legitimate volume foodservice buyers that collectively serve fresh produce to... more »

Food safety grant awarded to Michigan farmers’ market group

Ensuring the safety of the state’s food supply is paramount to protecting public health as well as helping to grow Michigan’s $104.7 billion food and agriculture economy. “As part of the department’s commitment to food... more »


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