Midwest

Mizzou launches digital ag center

Addressing the Show Me State’s agricultural importance, the University of Missouri has launched a digital ag center. Because nearly a third of Missouri's economy is tied to agriculture, the University of Missouri’s Digital Agriculture Research... more »

Kelley Chase crowned Michigan 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 »

Hill Brothers Orchards lands first in Michigan Cider Contest

The 25th winner of the Michigan Apple Cider Contest, Hill Brothers Orchards Grand Rapids, has earned the recognition six times. Jim Hill, owner and cider maker, accepted the award at the annual awards banquet during... more »

Michigan fruit industry honors Bill Erwin, Greg Lang

Two Michigan fruit industry notables who’ve spent the better part of their lives in orchards, Bill Erwin and Greg Lang, have been honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS) with its Distinguished Service Award.... more »

Michigan agriculture department to honor exporters

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is accepting applications for the 2024 Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year award. The Lansing, Michigan, MDARD annually recognizes a food, agriculture, or forestry exporting business... more »

FirstFruit Farms acquires Applewood Fresh Growers

FirstFruits Farms, Prescott, Washington, has acquired Michigan’s Applewood Orchards and Applewood Fresh Growers. This development marks a significant milestone in FirstFruits’ continuous pursuit of excellence and expansion, according to a news release. Working jointly, FirstFruits... more »

Strawberry options: Plasticulture, matted-row production

When I started my job as an Extension specialist at Purdue eight years ago, strawberries were mainly grown as a perennial crop in a matted-row production system in orchards and u-pick farms. Despite strawberries being... more »

SW Michigan Horticultural Days set for February

The 2024 Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days will feature sessions on sustainability, soil management, pest and disease management and more. The event will be Feb. 7-8, 2024 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan. ... more »

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