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  • B-be-bee beard photo wins ag communications award

B-be-bee beard photo wins ag communications award

  • August 27th, 2014

University of California communications specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey won the top feature award from the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences with this photo of visiting scientist Jakub Gabka of Poland with a bee beard.

Garvey, who works with the UC Davis [...]

  • Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

The Washington Farm Labor Association says it will resume scheduling  crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border for farm workers, but warned it fears massive border backlogs unless the Secretary of State takes action to prioritize farm worker visa requests.

The association says the normally smooth two-day border crossing process for farm workers [...]

Tips on video from the 2014 Cherry Institute sessions

  • July 6th, 2014

Three short videos highlighting tips for tree-fruit growers from the 2014 Cherry Institute in Yakima, Washington.

Editor’s note: the sound quality for these videos provided to Good Fruit Grower is less than ideal.

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Tips to manage cherry powdery mildew
Dr. Gary Grove provides tips for growers to better manage cherry [...]

  • Peter Martini, Young Grower from Escalon, California

Peter Martini, Young Grower from Escalon, California

  • July 1st, 2014

age / 37
crops / Peaches and almonds
title / Farm manager
business / Martini Farms, LLC. Peter is a third-generation farmer taking over the business from his parents. Peter’s grandparents started farming in Escalon after immigrating from Italy in the 1920s.
education / Master’s degree in plant breeding [...]

  • Bill Schultz, Young Grower from Mattawan, Michigan

Bill Schultz, Young Grower from Mattawan, Michigan

  • June 3rd, 2014

age / 32
crops / apples, cherries, peaches, grapes, asparagus, and sweet corn
business / Schultz Fruitridge Farms, Inc. Bill works along with his parents and three siblings.
education / Learned from family on the farm along with business courses at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Q: What was your path [...]

  • Walter Clore wine education center opens to the public

Walter Clore wine education center opens to the public

  • May 30th, 2014

The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Washington, officially opened its doors May 30, a milestone in the growth and prominence of the Washington State wine industry.

Named in honor of a pioneer in Washington State’s wine industry, the center sits on acreage that overlooks the Yakima River [...]