Northeast

Cornell Ag Experiment Station’s Margaret Smith new director, associate dean

Margaret Smith has been appointed as associate dean and director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective Aug. 1, 2020. Smith came to Cornell in 1987 as a faculty member in Plant Breeding and Genetics, focusing... more »

UNH’s Brent Loy receives Big E Agricultural Adventurers Award

J. Brent Loy, University of New Hampshire professor emeritus and long-time NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher, has received Eastern States Exposition’s 2020 New England Fellowship of Agricultural Adventurers Award. The honor was announced May 21... more »

Cornell offers NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for farms

New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety... more »

Watch for late blight on tomato, potato in Eastern region

There are currently no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the region. Tomato and potato plants are susceptible at any point during the growing season if conditions are favorably cool and wet.... more »

Protection of ag workers’ health topic of Penn State webinar

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. D During this open forum, Grant Meckley, Keystone Health... more »

#thankyouNJfarmers photo contest highlights New Jersey farms

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced June 9 the #thankyouNJfarmers social media photo contest that will begin on Wednesday, June 10. Each week, there will be two selected winners who will each... more »

Participants sought for Cornell indoor farm survey

A Cornell University team is leading a new project  to investigate how controlled environment agriculture compares to conventional field agriculture in terms of energy, carbon and water footprints, profitability, workforce development and scalability. Strategic FEW... more »

Farm market food safety, strawberry mold targets of VSU grant awards

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 »

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