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Overhiser, Isaacs and others given awards at Great Lakes EXPO banquet

Trade organizations on Wednesday, Dec. 8  honored growers and researchers for their contributions to the industry Wednesday, Dec. 8 at a formal banquet at the Great Lakes Fruit Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids. Allan Overhiser, a ... more


New York Farm Bureau presents awards

New York Farm Bureau members wrapped up their 61st State Annual Meeting Dec. 6 with an evening banquet full of awards, state dignitaries and an evening of celebration marking another successful gathering. New York Farm Bureau handed out the Distin... more


Study eyes PlantTape technology in planting onions

As Georgia Vidalia onion producers plant next year’s crop, they are transplanting the onions, or physically placing the plants into a hole dug in the ground. Farmers may soon be using a new method that literally rolls the plants into the soil. P... more


NAFDMA annual convention Feb. 1-7 in Los Angeles

North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA), through farmers inspired, will hold its 33rd Annual Convention in Los Angeles, California from Feb. 1-7, 2018, with this year's theme being "Good Vibrations." The farmers inspired conv... more


Colorado fruit, vegetable conference set for Feb. 19-20

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its fourth annual conference Feb. 19-20, 2018, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, expanding the event to a two-day format and adding a Produce Innovation Technology Pitc... more


San Joaquin County agriculturalists earn Young Farmer awards

A walnut and cherry farmer and a married couple of agricultural professionals, all from San Joaquin County, have earned awards recognizing achievement and excellence among young farmers and ranchers. The awards were presented Dec. 4 during the 99th C... more


Ocean Mist Farms launches new website

In an effort to provide the most user-friendly experience, Castroville, California-based Ocean Mist Farms has launched its newly designed website. The interactive site allows visitors to connect with and learn more about the largest fresh artichok... more


Di Gioia accepts Penn State vegetable position

Francesco Di Gioia, a native of Italy and a graduate of the University of Bari 'Aldo Moro' has accepted the vegetable crops research and extension position in the Plant Science Department at Penn State University, according to the Pennsylvania Veget... more


NASS survey delayed due to hurricane in Puerto Rico

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is delaying the Puerto Rico Census of Agriculture until December 2018 due to conditions caused by Hurricane Maria. NASS had planned to collect data in Puerto Rico along with the rest of the Unite... more


Propagation textbook includes contribution by UF professor

Growers, students and professors use this textbook across the world, and now a University of Florida environmental horticulture professor has helped write the new edition of what those in the industry and academia consider the Bible of propagation te... more



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