Crafting the right farm property insurance coverage

As a farmer you are well acquainted with risk and the many forms it can take to impact your operation. An important risk mitigation tool that farmers can use is insurance on farm property. Insurance... more »

MAFVC engages Spanish-speaking farmers, farmworkers

Since 2009, Penn State Extension has hosted a full-day session at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention (MAFVC), taught completely in Spanish. The MAFVC was held Feb. 2-4 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. ... more »

Pennsylvania’s first hard cider guidebook released

Penn State Extension announced the release of the Hard Cider Guidebook: A Producers Guide to Developing a Hard Cider Business in Pennsylvania, made possible by the support provided by the PA Apple Marketing Program, the State... more »

UC Extension to host California ground squirrel control workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension and the San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner are hosting a workshop on “How to Control California Ground Squirrels in Orchards, Vineyards, Pastures, and Rangelands” from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.... more »

MSU Extension video series highlights grapevine tying methods

The days are getting longer. Soon winter will melt away and vineyard activity will shift into high gear. There’s so much to be done like pruning, of course, but then there’s also brush pulling, brush... more »

Understanding Food Safety Modernization Act exemptions

New rules are here for produce growers. As many growers are aware, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for the first time regulates the growing of fresh produce under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... more »

Bill Shane named MSU Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center Interim Coordinator

The Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) has announced Bill Shane will be interim center coordinator effective April 1. Shane is an MSU researcher and Extension tree fruit specialist with primary... more »

How pruning affects cold hardiness of fruit trees

Unlike some flowering landscape trees, peaches, cherries, apples and pears originated in a temperate climate, similar to our own. They are well-adapted to our climate, even in an el Niño year. Most fruit trees went... more »

Award-winning NC-140 project raises stock of fruit tree industry

A multi-layered project to improve sustainability in fruit tree production through changes in rootstock use has received recognition from a national organization. Multi-State Research Project NC-140 forged a viable international partnership between universities and the... more »

Cornell seeks fruit specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension is seeking an area fruit specialist/Extension associate. The specialist's duties will include providing commercial fruit growers, producers, consultants and industry representatives with the knowledge and educational resources necessary to assess production and... more »

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