From the editors of Growing Magazine | May 22, 2012
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N.C. State Develops Mobile Hand-Washing Stations
Farmers need to take steps to manage food safety risks. To that aim, N.C. State University has developed two portable hand-washing station prototypes as customizable models for growers. Read More

NMSU to Offer Centennial Year Field Days Throughout State
During the summer of 2012, New Mexico's statehood centennial year, most of the New Mexico State University's science centers will host general field days to showcase the wide array of research projects taking place. Read More

Red Wing Software Offers Live Product Demos
Red Wing Software, Inc. announces the availability of live product demonstrations for their accounting software and payroll software products. Read More

2012 Tours with Center for an Agricultural Economy
Beginning and ending at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), join an all-day caravan to tour farms and food producers around Hardwick, Vt. The first tour is May 17th and then the 3rd Thursday of every month until September. Read More

Syngenta Vegetable Seed Company Unites Brands
Syngenta announced that, during the 2012 calendar year, ROGERS, Synergene Seed & Technology and Pybas Vegetable Seed Company brand varieties are being transitioned to the Syngenta brand. Read More

Septoria Leaf Spot Addressed in Presentation
The Plant Management Network addresses Septoria Leaf Spot through its latest Focus on Tomato presentation, authored by Tom Zitter, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Cornell University. Read More

2012 USDA National Farmers Market Directory
Farmers Market managers should make sure their market is listed and updated in the USDA National Farmers Market Directory by June 5. Visit to update or list information. Read More

Lipman Awards $30K in Scholarships
Lipman recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 18 Immokalee High School seniors. Winners were chosen based on essays they submitted to Lipman that detailed their educational goals and demonstrated financial need. Read More

Growers Supply Offers Hydroponics Introductory Workshop
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Growers Supply will be holding a day-long hydroponics workshop at their state-of-the-art Technology Center in Dyersville, IA. Read More

NRCS Funding for Planting Cover Crop Mixes
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide $700,000 to help agricultural producers in Maryland plant cover crops this fall. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, but the cutoff date for 2012 cover crop funding is set for May 30, 2012. Read More


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