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NASGA Annual Meeting and Conference Jan. 21-24

The North American Strawberry Growers Association's Annual Meeting and Conference will be held Jan. 21-24 in New Orleans. The host site for the event will be the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event will feature educational session... more


Michigan Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference set

The Michigan winery industry economic impact is valued at $5.4 billion with more than 130 wineries according to the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council (John Dunham & Associates, 2017). With wine grape acreage standing at about 3,000 acres... more


Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show Jan. 16-17

The 2018 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 16-17, 2018, at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and the cost for both days is $35, which is payable at the do... more


Produce safety sessions scheduled by Purdue Extension

During 2018, the Purdue Extension produce safety training team will provide training for growers, packers, processors and sellers of fresh produce. Training sessions will be held at seven locations throughout Indiana in 2018 to help companies and i... more


Washington State course focuses on growing small farms

Conducted by Washington State University, a 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, Washington, via simu... more


Fruitful friendship: Bittner is 2017 Friend of Extension

Through his involvement with agriculture organizations across New York state and as owner and general manager of Bittner-Singer Orchards, Jim Bittner has developed many strong friendships through the years. On Thursday, Dec. 7, one relationship i... more


Kapnick Orchards wins Michigan cider contest

Kapnick Orchards won the 21st annual Michigan Apple Cider Contest at the Great Lakes Fruit Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids Dec. 8. [caption id="attachment_16335" align="alignright" width="210"] Scott Robertello[/caption] Ciderm... more


Fresh apple holdings at 131.1 million bushels

U.S. Apple Association has released its second report on the 2017 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1, 2017, totaled 131.1million bushels, 9 percent more than the inventories reported for Dec. 1 of last... more


New York industry expects good apple supplies

As the New York region prepares for the New York Produce Show, the state’s apple shippers report they expect apple supplies for the year-end holidays to be good on all fronts – good remaining quantities, good variety selection and good fruit qual... more


Awards presented by New York Farm Bureau

New York Farm Bureau members wrapped up their 61st State Annual Meeting Dec. 6 with an evening banquet full of awards, state dignitaries and an evening of celebration marking another successful gathering. New York Farm Bureau handed out the Disting... more



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