Michigan Vegetable Council

In the muck and weeds: Michigan veg experts honored

The Michigan Vegetable Council honored a family farm that has raised vegetables for nearly 100 years on muck soil and a Michigan State University professor who specializes in weed management. The awards ceremony at the... more »

Greg Bird named executive director of Michigan Vegetable Council

Michigan Vegetable Council recently named Mason’s Greg Bird as its executive director. Bird graduated with a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He previously worked as a project manager for the state of Michigan and... more »

Michigan vegetable industry scholarships now available

Scholarships are now available from the Michigan State Horticultural Society and The Michigan Vegetable Council for students who intend to pursue careers in the Michigan fruit and vegetable industries. The awards are made available by these organizations, with... more »

Labor tops Michigan farm concerns

Results from a survey conducted by the Michigan Vegetable Council reported a peak of 88 vegetable farms in September 2014 that needed additional workers. As expected, labor shortages caused lost sales. Vegetable growers reported losing... more »

50 years later: Number of farms has dwindled, yields have increased

According to the U.S. Census of Agriculture, there were 131,653 U.S. farms growing vegetables (excluding “Irish” potatoes and sweet potatoes) on about 3.3 million acres in 1964. Forty-eight years later, there were 72,045 farms growing... more »

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