A group of Young Leaders listens to Don Kraemer, acting deputy director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, during the leadership luncheon.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Apple Association
Andy Ferguson is a 25-year-old fruit grower’s son, and next month, he’ll get his law degree. He wants [...]
Most of Owens’s orchards are surrounded by mature timber. On this mountain, he has three isolated orchards, each about a half mile apart. Luckily, infrastructure is good, as the landowner built good roads at his own expense.
Anthony Owens’s decision to go organic wasn’t popular with many of his fellow [...]
Until now, Owens has worked with orchards established conventionally and converted to organic.
This year, Anthony Owens will start his second decade as a grower of organic apples. That’s likely a record for his location.
Back in 2001, Owens and a few other growers in Henderson County, North Carolina, decided to [...]