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Russia: Moscow region to invest 45 million USD in ag

The Moscow Region will be allocating 2.7 billion rubles (8% more than in the previous year) from its budget for the development of the local agricultural land industrial sector.The funds will be distributed between six prioritized areas of development of the Moscow region's agricultural and industrial.....
April 4, Newark

US (NY): Worker Protection Standard & DEC Special Permit training

Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling.....
April 5 & 13

NIFA hosts crop protection and pest management webinars

NIFA is hosting two webinars for interested applicants concerning the fiscal year 2017 Request for Applications for the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. More information on this funding opportunity is on NIFA’s website.The first webinar will address the program requirements and application.....

March 31, 112 Buckhout Lab

US (PA): PennState hosts seminar on gene editing

New technologies have changed the way we explore biological sciences. With the recent adaptation of Clustered-Regularly-Interspaced-Short-Palindromic-Repeats or "CRISPR" for gene editing, expanded possibilities have emerged for both basic and applied research. Much investigation exists for gene editing in.....

April 12, Bleiswijk:

NL: Chinese-style solar greenhouse about to open at WUR

On April 12th 2017, the Chinese-style solar greenhouse at Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse Horticulture, next to the Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk (NL) will be officially opened. This solar greenhouse, equipped with high standard technology, simulates the (climate) conditions of a.....

May 10, 2017

Webinar: Growing nutrient dense vegetables

This webinar will introduce agricultural methods that can be used to increase the nutrient densities of vegetables, how this can be measured in the field, and what is the future for growing high quality produce not simply for yield but for human and planetary health.This webinar is free to members of the.....

March 31, Tucson

US (AZ): CEAC Seminar on efficient systems and electronic eyes

There will be two speakers at the next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar, held Friday, March 31st, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room.Electronic eyesAt 4:15 PM, Dr. Pedro Andrade-Sanchez (Professor ABE & Associate Specialist Maricopa Agricultural Center @ CALS, The University of.....
GrowX, June 3 & 4, San Jose:

US: New technology-focused indoor grow event comes to California

On June 3 and 4, Maximum Yield and Hydrolife Magazine are organizing the inaugural edition of the GrowX Modern Growing Conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The technology-focused conference is aimed at the growing industry and will showcase the latest in growing technologies, products, and.....

Russia: Moscow region to add 15,000 ag and industrial jobs

As of today, 46 large-scale agricultural projects are nearing their completion or being launched in the Moscow Region: 15 of them have already been implemented, and 31 projects are underway, which means that in the near future the number of jobs in the agricultural and industrial sector will increase by more.....

April 10, Ocala

UF/IFAS to host farmer’s market food safety workshop

Farmer’s markets have been growing in popularity over the past decade, as consumers discover the benefits of buying farm-fresh food from local growers. However, increasing popularity has also raised food safety concerns for produce sold at farmer’s markets.The University of Florida Institute of Food and.....
April 12, Airdrie & April 13, Leduc

CAN (AB): Food labelling for local markets

The Food Labelling for Local Markets workshop takes place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Agriculture Centre (97 East Lake Ramp NE) in Airdrie, and on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Agri-Food Business Centre (6547 Sparrow Drive) in Leduc.“Most foods in Canada must be labelled by law,” says Karen Goad,.....

April 4-5, Moscow

Russia hosts 3rd international vegetable forum 'VegCult'

Agriculture experts from across the world as well as Russian and foreign (including from the US and Italy) speakers, bankers and the largest FMCG retailers will gather in the House of the Moscow Region Government. This year, participants of the Forum will discuss the most urgent issues concerning the.....

April 10-11, Orlando

US (FL): Recall Ready Training Workshop

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule on Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food and according to this new food safety regulation, companies subject to the rule must have a written recall plan.Want to know what should.....

Spain: Aquaponics conference fully booked

"We look forward to seeing you in Murcia next month for our aquaponics.biz conference," the EU Aquaponics Hub reports. "We have a great line-up of speakers, and it looks set to be a most informative and stimulating day. Although we have ‘sold out’ of our free tickets for members of the public, you can still.....

March 13, University Park

US (PA): Student Farm Club hosts hydroponic lettuce tasting event

The Student Farm Club at Penn State is partnering with Housing and Food Services (HFS) as part of National Nutrition Month to host a hydroponic lettuce tasting event, “Expand Your Salad Palate,” in Redifer Dining Commons, South Halls, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 13. The Student Farm Club invites all.....

March 7-8, Pretoria

South Africa: Undercover Farming Expo 2017

Find out what’s new in the Undercover Farming Industry and what retailers and fresh markets have to say about the market expectations for 2017. Learn more about farming under protective cover (netting) and biological control in greenhouse farming and many more interesting topics.For more.....

US (NJ): Less than a week to register for Specialty Pepper Class

Are you a farmer looking to diversify? Are you thinking about growing for local restaurants or starting a pick your own operation? Gone are the days of farmers owning large swathes of land in New Jersey, so here's a new idea.Learn how to make more money with less land and how to grow, market and sell.....

May 15-17, Adelaide

Australia: NGIA joins Hort Connections 2017 as co-host

The very beginning of the Australian horticulture supply chain will be represented at Hort Connections 2017, as Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Limited (NGIA) becomes the latest co-host for the industry conference and Trade Show, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-17 May.NGIA joins.....

webinar, April 5

Export opportunities for Australian Made licensees

Australian Made is hosting a webinar with Campaign Partner, Oz-Town for businesses interested in accessing China.Oz-Town offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for food, wine, health and beauty and nutraceutical companies interested in exporting to China, providing a wide range of services, from coordinating shipping, to.....

April 4-5, Washington, DC

US: Seed advocates to storm Capitol Hill

Seed Advocates from across the nation will gather in Washington, D.C. April 4-5 for ASTA's annual Storm the Hill legislative conference. The meeting will begin with an informal happy hour on Tuesday for interested participants. On Wednesday morning, they will start the day with a legislative briefing and.....

March 14, Portland & March 15, Bangor

US: Maine Vegetable and Fruit School 2017

The day-long school is offered for Maine farmers on two dates at two locations: March 14 in Portland or March 15 in Bangor. Preregistration is required.Cost for registration is $45.00 per person and includes lunch. Please preregister by March 3, 2017.SpeakersDr. James Dill – State Senator and Pest Management.....
March 7, Newark

US (NY): Winter fresh market vegetable meeting (Eastern region)

Program topics will include an update on wildlife management, high tunnel nutrient management update, vegetable disease update including the new iPiPE Program in vegetables, new Climate Smart Farming Tools, cover crops and soil health, an update on Food Safety and Modernization Act and what you need to do.....

March 23, Buxton

US (ME): Greenhouse Best Practices Workshop

Come see and learn how the Snell family has grown their flower and vegetable farm into a thriving diversified business. Snell Family Farm has eight greenhouses and additional hoop houses. They grow perennials, water garden plants, bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and retail via their year-round.....

June 26-28, West Des Moines

US (IA): FarmHer introduces Cultivate event for women

Cultivate by FarmHer is a national event that will bring together women from all walks of life who share a love for agriculture and a desire to collaboratively bring light to how their lifestyles are impacting the world around them. The event will be hosted June 26-28, 2017 in West Des Moines, IA at the.....

May 23, Eindhoven

NL: Lighting for Horticulture Conference

The inaugural Horticultural Lighting Europe Conference is presented by PennWell Corporation and supported by the PennWell LED & Lighting Network, comprised of the industry’s leading publications and tradeshows including LEDs Magazine, Lux Review, Strategies in Light, The LED Show, LuxLive, Lightspace dot.....

February 24

US (AZ): Aquaculture and vertical farming at University of Arizona

There will be two speakers at the next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar, held Friday, February 24th from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room. At 4:15 PM, Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons (Professor ABE, SWES and CEAC Faculty) will give his presentation entitled “Technological Advances, Trends and Challenges.....

March 19, Ceresco

US (MI): Workshop vegetable transplant production success

Join Michigan Farmer Field School for this full-day workshop at one of Michigan's oldest and largest diverse organic vegetable farms, Cinzori Farm, for a look at their strategies for large-scale transplant production as they grow transplants for more than 70 acres of vegetables. Denae Friedheim will also.....

March 9, Petersburg

US (VA): Berry health focus of VSU conference

Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture has scheduled its ninth annual Berry Production and Marketing Conference on March 9 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Gateway Dining Hall on campus.Keynote speaker Dr. Britt Burton will discuss berry health. She is director of the Illinois Institute of.....

Aglanta: breath of fresh air for CEA industry

Aglanta is now finished, yet the urban agriculture sector is still buzzing about the conference. Follow up posts are getting shared like wildfire, and feedback has indicated the conference was a badly needed breath of fresh air for the CEA industry.Agritecture / Blue Planet Consulting approached the.....

March 21, Goshen

US (IN): Learn management strategies at growers meeting

Produce growers in northern Indiana and southern Michigan can learn to make their operations more profitable and productive at the second annual Michiana Vegetable and Fruit Growers Meeting onMarch 21.The daylong event is hosted by the Purdue Extension and Michigan State University Extension services. It.....

March 1-29

Veggie Farming webinar: From season-long care to harvest

This five-week course online (BF121) on Wednesday evenings in March covers vegetable production from transplanting to harvest, including information on in-season fertility, integrated pest management, weed control options, harvesting strategies, and tips for marketing your products.Designed for aspiring.....
March 9, Encinitas

US (CA): Israel ag tech innovation showcase coming to Encinitas

On March 9, a delegation from 12 companies specializing in crop protection, crop nutrition, plant genetics and breeding, irrigation and decision support tech will visit Encinitas for the Israel-AgTech Innovation Showcase. The purpose of the event is to foster collaboration between scientists, engineers,.....

March 29, West Lafayette

US (IN): Purdue to host first hydroponic lettuce production workshop

Purdue University’s horticulture department will host its first ever hydroponic lettuce production workshop on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to provide lettuce producers with the tools they need to increase the productivity of their operations.The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be.....

Photoreport Horticontact

PHOTO REPORT Greenhouse builders can hardly meet the demand. Growers are increasing their investments and suppliers launch one novelty after another. This became evident after the Horticontact in Gorinchem.Click here to see the pictures.A new Svensson screen, a new clipping system at Agrifast, a new machine for Verhagen.....

March 27-29, Rotterdam

International berry industry to discuss challenges at the Global Berry Congress

This year’s Global Berry Congress returns to the World Trade Center in Rotterdam on 27-29 March. The challenge, in effect, is the same for the international berry business itself: following two decades of considerable success, with impressive sales growth and category expansion in markets old and new, the.....

April 3-7, Tucson

US (AZ): Savings for CEAC Short Course

Time is running out to register for the 16th Annual Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course of the University of Arizona Controlled Environmental Agriculture Center [UofA-CEAC]. The program was revitalized to make it most relevant to trends in the industry, advances in CEA.....

15-17 March at Horti Asia in Bangkok Thailand:

Dutch-Japanese investment forum to discuss smart Asian horticulture

Horticulture in Asia is undergoing rapid changes these days. Especially as a result of a rising middle class that increasingly demands better and more safely grown produce. Therefore sustainable protected horticulture and greenhouse farming practices are no longer a pioneering activity but have become an.....

25,000 celebrate the tomato in Almería

About 25,000 people were gathered on February 18 for the big tomato party held in the centre of the city of Almería. The province produces around one billion kilos of different varieties of tomatoes each season. Its main destinations are the international markets, with 70% of production being exported.This.....

US (MI): Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo breaks records

With 4,200 people, a record was set for the number of growers, family members, industry representatives and speakers who attended the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo Dec. 6-8, 2016. Growers accounted for 2,900 of the attendees, a record number, and about a third of all attendees traveled to.....

No more World Championship Greenhouse Building

The organizing team of the WK KassieBouwen (World Championship Greenhouse Building) has decided to stop the annual event. A seventh edition in 2017 would require a major overhaul of the concept and would be an extra burden for the current team. After careful consideration and with a heavy heart, the members.....

February 21, Centerville

US (NY): 2017 Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Speakers from other New York auctions (sellers and buyers) and Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide attendees with information on produce production for profit, diversifying your product line, high tunnel organic fertility approaches, disease resistance in tomatoes and cucumbers, and Food Safety.....

Farming for fish? MSU webinar explores how to get started

A Beginning Farmer webinar series taking place throughout winter and spring 2017, seeks to assist farmers across the country with starting up and improving their agricultural practices. This series of nine webinars includes “Getting Started with Aquaculture.” The aquaculture webinar will be held 7-9 p.m......

March 9, Petersburg

US (VA): Berry Production and Marketing Conference

This ninth annual conference at Virginia State University features presentations on berry health, organic and conventional weed control, and production and marketing for raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.Click here for more information and registration.

March 7, Hope

University of Arkansas hosts strawberry field day

University of Arkansas hosts this event at Southwest Research and Extension Center. Learn the latest commercial strawberry recommendations and production research before the season begins.Click here for more information and registration.
February 23-25, La Crosse

US (WI): MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Pre-conference course at Organic University: "Year-Round High Tunnel Options"presented by Collin Thompson and Ryan Pesch.Topics to be covered include high tunnel structural considerations, site and soil preparation, crop and irrigation configurations, and pest, disease, and weed management. Beginning and.....

Almería prepares for tomato festival

Next Saturday, 18th February, the city of Almería will be the world’s tomato capital for the third consecutive year. This massive event gives value to the leading role of the flagship product in the fruit and vegetable sector in this Spanish province. One thousand million kilos of tomatoes of different.....

February 24, Seymour

US (IN): Produce safety alliance grower training

This training is aimed at fruit and vegetable growers and others who are interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The course is one way to satisfy the.....

March 7, Bridgewater, Bordentown, and Cape May Court House

US (NJ): Specialty peppers as a niche crop

Ultra-Niche means exceptionally high-value crops that can be grown on ten acres or less. The project goal is to teach new and beginning farmers about the cultivation, marketing, and business management of 10 "ultra-niche" crops.Each crop will have a variety of resources including:Virtual Field Trips: These.....

April 3-7, Tucson

US (AZ): Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course

The Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course will be held April 3rd - 7th in Tucson Arizona at the University Park Marriott in Tucson, Arizona.Come immerse yourself in the synergy of the Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course – A four day event, put on by the.....

February 23, Overton

US (TX): Learn about the essential components of aquaponics

An aquaponics seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market 3053 in Overton.The seminar is free and open to the public.Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small-acreage horticulturist, Overton, said the.....
February 23

Marrone Bio Innovations to hold bioinsecticides webinar

Marrone Bio Innovations, in conjunction with Western Farm Press, is conducting a webinar on bioinsecticides on February 23, 2017, 11am PT/1pm CT/2pm ET.As biopesticides have been used and studied over time, scientists and growers better understand how to deploy and use these effective microorganism-based.....

Cogeca launches European Award for Cooperative Innovation

The European Agri-Cooperative Group Cogeca launched in Brussels this week the European Award for Cooperative Innovation to promote practices and innovative solutions designed by cooperatives.Speaking in Brussels, Copa & Cogeca Secretary-General Pekka Pesonen said “European farmers and their cooperatives.....

UK: New dates and courses for people management workshops

New places are now available on the AHDB Practical Skills series of workshops: People Management Skills. Securing the right skills, services and contracts are vital to running a productive and profitable business. Quality recruitment is the first step in acquiring the skills needed by a business and.....

Bayer showcases Food Chain Partnership

Bayer showcased its Food Chain Partnership activities at Fruit Logistica in Berlin that took place from February 8 to 10. The company presented a number of successful partnership examples from various regions that link partners along the value chain enabling safety, quality, affordability, transparency and.....

April 6, Tucson

US (AZ): Greenhouse produce in gastronomy

On April 6th, the Secure, Sustaining & Sensational CEA Dinner presents the role that greenhouse, hydroponic, and aquaponic food production have in the development of Tucson as a designated UNESCO “City of Gastronomy.”The dinner will highlight the "Secure, Sustaining, & Sensational" products of CEA in.....

Fruit Logistica international stage for product launches

A growing number of international greenhouse technology and supply companies are using the annual Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin as a podium for new product launches. Over the last three days we have been walking the 25th edition of the trade show in Berlin and we got acquainted with a number of.....

February 18, Finland

US (MN): Deep winter greenhouse open to public

Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Northeast Organic Consumers Association are hosting a Deep Winter Greenhouse Public Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at 6771 South Silver Hill Dr, Finland, Minn.Celebrate the completion of the first of the five prototype Deep Winter Greenhouses.....

January 19-28, Berlin

Bulgaria partner country of Green Week 2018

Bulgaria is the partner country of the International Green Week 2018. A corresponding agreement was signed by Desislava Taneva, the former Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, and Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH. Also present at the ceremony, which took place at this year’s International.....

Cornell hosts Greenhouse/High Tunnel Vegetable IPM webinars

Cornell University will be holding a series of short webinars on Greenhouse/High Tunnel Vegetable IPM on Thursdays from 12-1 in February and March. The intent is for each topic to be briefly covered and then followed by discussion:Feb 9 and Feb 16: Basics of light, water fertility, media as they relate to.....

February 14-16, Gorinchem

Dutch HortiContact all set

HortiContact will take place in Evenementenhal Gorinchem on 14, 15, and 16 February 2017. This fourteenth edition will be held under the new, international name of HortiContact. A record total of 510 exhibitors will take part in this trade fair. The organisation is expecting a visitor count of more than.....

August 28-September 8

Wageningen University organizes Summer School again

Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research will share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers during this “Summer School”.After a general introduction on Greenhouse.....

March 3, Escondido

US (CA): Introductory food safety workshop for produce growers

The roll-out of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the increased attention to food safety by produce buyers are changing the way produce growers address food safety on their farms. Join the CCOF Foundation and FamilyFarmed for a one-day, hands-on workshop that will outline on-farm food.....

Airport strike delays Fruit Logistica visitors

Fruit Logistica got started in Berlin today. Strikes at the city's Tegel and Schönefeld airports caused delays for trade show visitors, forcing many, primarily Dutch, visitors to go by car instead.StrikeYesterday, the ground services at the Berlin airports announced they would strike between 5 am and 11 am......

March 11-14, Tucson

US (AZ): Hydroponic Greenhouse Lettuce Intensive Workshop returns at CEAC

By demand, The Hydroponic Greenhouse Lettuce Intensive Workshop will return again, being offered March 11-14, 2017. The workshop will be held at our facilities in Tucson, AZ at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (1951 E. Roger Rd. Tucson, AZ 85719).Where else can you receive a semester of.....

February 17-18, Atlanta

US: Georgia Organics Conference and Expo expects 1,000+ visitors

More than 1,000 farmers, gardeners, health advocates and organic food lovers are expected to attend the 2017 Georgia Organics Conference and Expo. This year’s schedule includes farm tours, 10 in-depth workshops, 32 educational sessions, three daylong intensive workshops, two keynote addresses, one-on-one.....
February 17, Manchester, NH

UNH scientists to present research at Farm and Forest Expo

How did the state’s trees fare during the 2016 New England drought? What can we learn from a solitary wasp that hunts down an invasive pest decimating the state’s ash trees? What is the value of promoting locally grown foods at farmers’ markets? University of New Hampshire researchers will present their.....

Food safety sprouts innovation in microgreens industry

From 24 to 28 April the International Sprout Growers Association (ISGA) will meet in Victoria, B.C., for the 27th edition of their annual convention. The association represents members from all over the world and during the convention the board members will discuss current trends, opportunities and.....

February 27, Sacramento

US (CA): Introductory food safety workshop for produce growers

The roll-out of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the increased attention to food safety by produce buyers are changing the way produce growers address food safety on their farms. Join the CCOF Foundation and FamilyFarmed for a one-day, hands-on workshop that will outline on-farm food.....

US(NY): Empire State Producers Expo presentations available online

The 2017 Empire State Producers Expo was held from January 17-19 at the OnCenter Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. This annual show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for.....

US: Aquaponics courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and Growing Power will offer three-day workshops once-per-month February through June.The workshops are designed for those who want to learn about growing their own food using aquaponic and recirculating system technology. This three-day.....

March 7th, 2017 at 2PM Eastern Time:

Free eOrganic webinar on Tomato Varietal Improvement

Organic vegetable growers need varieties that are optimally adapted to their farming systems. In a free eOrganic webinar about organic tomato breeding, participants will describe how to develop and select improved vegetable varieties using the breeding component of the tomato organic management and.....
April 19, Murcia

Spain: Free tickets still available for aquaponics.biz

Free tickets for the aquaponics.biz conference at the University of Murcia (Spain) on Wednesday 19 April 2017 are being snapped up. SMEs and community initiatives that will be attending include Aquatic Science (Belgium), Building Integrated Greenhouses (Belgium), Écosystèmes Alimentaires Urbains (Canada),.....