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Cornell AgriTech online course makes hard cider easier

When the pandemic shut down in-person learning in 2020, Cornell AgriTech took those lemons and turned them into hard apple cider. AgriTech began offering a cider-making course at its Geneva, New York, campus in 2009... more »

CiderCon 2022 to be held in Virginia from Feb. 1-4, 2022

The American Cider Association is pleased to announced that CiderCon 2022 will take place in Richmond, Virginia from Feb. 1-4, 2022. With tours, tastings, educational workshops, demos and more, CiderCon’s return to an in-person event... more »

Joe Atchison III named New Jersey assistant secretary of agriculture

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced Dec. 14 the appointment of Joe Atchison III of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. Atchison has been the director of the Division... more »

NYS Food Hub will improve access to healthy foods, support farmers

New York state announced Dec. 10 the "topping off" ceremony of the New York State Regional Food Hub in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx, where the final beam of the 60,000-square-foot, $40 million... more »

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

(This is the final installment in a series of stories focusing on the 60th anniversary of Fruit Growers News.) Great Lakes Fruit Growers News, the forerunner of Fruit Growers News, was regionally-focused during its early... more »

Don’t overlook orchard sanitation and weather station maintenance

After several weeks of summer trying to keep a firm grip on us, fall weather is finally here. As the leaves are falling from the trees, there are few disease management items on the to-do... more »

Grapevine trunk disease management in dormant period viewed

Join the Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 3-4:30 p.m. ET, for the webinar "Advances in Grapevine Trunk Disease Management in the Dormant Period." This timely webinar occurs at the beginning of the... more »

Penn State grape, wine team seeks input from wine producers

Penn State University researchers and Extension educators are developing an online module that will provide users with information on statewide cultivar-specific trends in grape production, wine production, and sales in Pennsylvania. To create this module,... more »

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