UGA’s Culpepper to receive prestigious award

World-renowned researcher Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed scientist on the UGA Tifton Campus, will receive the 2016 regional Excellence in Extension Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Culpepper... more »

Sprouts named Pear Retailer of the Year

On the show floor of the 2016 PMA Fresh Summit, USA Pears presented Sprouts Farmers Markets Produce Warehouse with the 2016 Pear Retailer of the Year award for their pear category improvements in merchandising performance... more »

New PMA award honors CEO Bryan Silbermann

To honor retiring Produce Marketing Association (PMA) CEO Bryan Silbermann, a new award honoring his collaborative leadership style is being established. The new award was announced by PMA President Cathy Burns at PMA’s Fresh Summit... more »

CAWG names 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Jerry and Bruce Fry of Mohr-Fry Ranches as the 2016 Grower of the Year, and Richard Smith and Smith Family Wines as the 2016 Leader the... more »

National Children’s Center offering $20,000 ag safety grants

Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health... more »

Nominations open for FreshTech Achievement Award

The United Fresh Produce Association is now taking nominations for its first FreshTech Achievement Award, to be presented to a company or individual in recognition of outstanding technical achievement to advance the fresh produce industry. “The United... more »

Dale-Ila Riggs tackles tiny pest, earns Excellence in IPM award

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM) at Cornell University has awarded Dale-Ila Riggs, president of the New York Berry Growers Association, an Excellence in IPM award. Riggs was awarded for her leadership... more »

Peter Ten Eyck receives Excellence in IPM Award

Farmers, legislators, researchers — apple grower Peter Ten Eyck is in touch with them all. His dedication to both Cornell’s research arm and New York’s apple industry are virtually unequaled. Now, for a lifetime of... more »

Syngenta scientist inducted into USDA Hall of Heroes

Mary-Dell Chilton, a distinguished science fellow at Syngenta, was honored as an inductee into the USDA Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C. with USDA secretary Tom Vilsack presiding. Established in September 2000, the USDA Hall... more »

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