Midwest

Gotham Greens opens largest urban agriculture campus in Chicago

 Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor greenhouse agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company, on Nov. 13 opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago. The expansion enables Gotham Greens to deliver consumers a year-round supply of... more »

Roger Rupp of Rupp Seeds dies at age 75

Roger Rupp, Rupp Seeds, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 75. Roger led his company to develop a line of Rupp-brand corn and soybean varieties, to expand into offering a full line of... more »

Sustainability planning event planned for Ohio farmers’ markets

Ohio Farmers Market Sustainability Planning is a two-day workshop that is being held this Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Ohio State University Extension Franklin County location., 2548 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio. With the... more »

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market hires new president as Sherrell departs

Chris Sherrell, president and chief executive officer of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, has announced his departure from the company. “I am extremely proud of the company I was able to build as well as our... more »

MSU trustees approve funding request for greenhouse expansion

The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees is supporting a state funding request for the renovation and expansion of plant science greenhouses to enhance research and education. MSU is a global leader in plant... more »

Growing giant pumpkins ‘begins with superior genetics’

I took my 8-year-old to a pumpkin show over the weekend and we saw giant, near record-sized pumpkins on display. Now my son wants to grow giant pumpkins like that in our backyard. Is that... more »

Ohio greenhouse workshop deals with sustainable, safe production

The Ohio State University’s annual Greenhouse Management Workshop takes a cross-commodity approach covering both ornamental and vegetable crops. This year’s theme is Sustainable and Safe Crop Production – important area regardless of crop species for... more »

Illinois research park to get agtech greenhouse

Representatives from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation broke ground Oct. 23 on a new, state-of-the-art greenhouse in the Research Park. The planned greenhouse will support a research project, “Realizing Increased Photosynthetic... more »


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