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Empire State Producers Expo 2020

New York Commissioner of Ag Richard Ball and Ed Fairweather of Wessels’ Farms pose for a photo at the start of the show.

The celebrated Empire State Producers Expo (ESPE) returned to the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY, this year […]

MANTS celebrates 50th anniversary

Scott Ekstrom of Ekstrom Nursery brought this work of art he created to the show as a conversation starter. It certainly worked!

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) celebrated the show’s 50th anniversary in Baltimore, MD, from Jan. 8 – 10. […]

The sweet science of vineyard life

The professor’s nose knows. Retired biology professor Jim Verde uses his scientific background in his grape growing in Johnston, RI.
Photos courtesy of Jim Verde

by Enrico Villamaino

Is growing grapes an art or a science? […]

NOFA-NY’s 38th Winter Conference: Extending the Table

The NOFA-NY booth was busy selling books and answering questions on membership.
Photos by Michael Wren

by Michael Wren

SYRACUSE, NY – Roughly 1,000 farmers, home gardeners and buyers came together on Jan. 17 for the start of this year’s NOFA-NY Annual Winter Conference. […]

A new look at pears

Grower Bruce Hollabaugh started testing pear varieties in 2011, including Harrow Delight and Harrow Sweet. “Harrow Sweet in particular seems too good to be true,” he said.

by Sally Colby

Dr. Jim Schupp, researcher at Penn State’s Fruit Research and Education Center in Biglerville, PA, said pear production […]

Options (and audits) for energy efficiency

by Courtney Llewellyn

It’s about so much more than just the final product in farming. Before there is a gallon of milk or a colorful display of vegetables on a farm stand, there are major inputs – the most important being time, money and energy. […]