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Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference set for Feb. 22 in Lebanon

The Women in Agriculture Conference will take place on Feb. 22 at the Russell County Government Center in Lebanon, Virginia. The conference is designed for anyone interested to come learn in an atmosphere where all... more »

University of Maryland to host food safety workshops for various experience levels

The Maryland Food Safety Network, comprised of the University of Maryland and The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), will be hosting a series of one-day workshops geared towards produce safety this winter. Two levels of... more »

Awards given at Rutgers Cooperative Extension conference

During the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Annual Conference on Jan. 13 a presentation of awards for excellent work was made by Extension director Brian Schilling, associate director of administration and personnel Kathleen Howell and administrative coordinator... more »

Ag convention, including specialty crops, to take place in Atlantic City

The 105th New Jersey State Agricultural Convention and Trade Show will be held Feb. 4-6 at the Harrah’s Resort and Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.  The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is hosting the... more »

Tim Nourse presented NASGA’s ‘Service with Impact Award’

At the North American Strawberry Growers Association Annual Meeting & Conference this week in San Antonio, Texas, Tim Nourse was presented the 2020 Annual “Service with Impact Award” by board member Kevin Edberg. The North... more »

Atchison named director of New Jersey ag division of marketing, development

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the appointment of Joe Atchison III, of Cherry Hill, as Director of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Marketing and Development. Atchison has... more »

Cold weather could leave Virginia blueberry growers in a jam

January's warm temperatures have caused the "Low Chill" early-producing blueberry varieties to start the blooming process,” says said Reza Rafie, horticulture specialist at the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University. This is not good news for blueberry... more »

$1.3M will support protection of New York’s natural resources, help farmers

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »


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