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Country Folks Grower is a business to business publication offering coast to coast coverage through three regional editions.

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MANTS shifting from in-person show to alternate platform for 2021

Due to COVID-19 concerns, ongoing restrictions on large indoor gatherings and unforeseen unavailability at the Baltimore Convention Center, the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) announced that the 2021 show, initially scheduled for Jan. 6 – 8, is unable to take place as an in-person event. […]

Washington traps first Asian giant hornet

The Asian giant hornet
Photo courtesy of Allan Smith-Pardo, Invasive Hornets, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) trapped its first Asian giant hornet this month. […]

Learning by growing

Amber Weaver appreciates all the help she’s been receiving from mentors and family as she continues to grow her business – including her brother Trent Weaver, who works with her.
Photo courtesy of Sydney Leigh Photography

by Sally Colby

Amber Weaver began her post-high school education with a plan: attend North Carolina State University and eventually become a veterinarian […]

It’s time to focus on vitality

Now being run by its fourth generation, Trolley Line Vineyards in North East, PA, was recently awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to help them plan for the future.
Photo courtesy of Trolley Line Vineyards

by Courtney Llewellyn

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture put out the call for farmers and prospective farmers to apply for a round […]

Penn State Garden Trials – Verdant and virtual

Sinclair Adam, who leads the Trial tours every year, did so without a throng following him this year.
Photo by Stephen Wagner

by Stephen Wagner

Penn State has been hosting tours of its Trial Gardens since 1933. Usually there are several hundred people on hand the day of the tour […]