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Michigan crowns Kelley Chase apple queen

Kelley Chase is  the 2024 Michigan Apple Queen. Chase, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, was crowned Dec. 5 during the Michigan Apple Committee's 20th Annual Growers Luncheon at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable &... more »

Organic Grower: UGA studies soil in pasture to organic transition

To help new organic growers overcome weed challenges, University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences’ researchers are examining ways to help transition land from conventional to organic production in the Southeast. A UGA... more »

FIRA USA demos, exhibits give growers close-up views of new tech

Allowing growers to watch the latest AgTech products operate in the field was a big part of FIRA USA. Through demonstrations and static displays at the Sept. 19-21 event in Salinas, California, technology providers focusing... more »

FIRA USA AgTech innovations focus on mainstreaming automation

Despite a limited number of robots and automated machines being deployed in some grower fields, more buy-in is needed by venture capital (VC) firms that fund AgTech products. The challenge of making robotics and smart... more »

USDA webinar focuses on new ag labor grant program

The USDA Farm Service Agency of Georgia is offering a webinar on the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot (FLSP) program. The webinar will be 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, Dec. 5. To request a... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates World Pear Day

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is celebrating World Pear Day Dec. 2 by showcasing global dishes through live-streaming culinary platform Kittch. The eighth-annual pear celebration kicks of the 19th National Pear Month in the U.S. Kittch... more »

GFVGA seeks nominations for ag labor award

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is seeking nominations for the Dan Bremer Service Award. The award recognizes individuals or organizations who have provided extraordinary service to the fruit and vegetable industry by... more »

Deadline approaching for New England high tunnel conference

The deadline for registering for a New England high tunnel conference is approaching. The High Tunnel Production Conference: Revitalizing Your Tunnel Vision is scheduled for Dec. 6 – 7 at the Fireside Inn and Suites... more »

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