Archive for April, 2011

Blueberry and Blackberry Field Tour

April 29, 2011

The University of California Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a Blueberry and Blackberry Field Tour, May 18 in Parlier, CA. Click here for more information.

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2011 eXtension National CoP Workshop

April 12, 2011

The eXtension National CoP Workshop is for everyone involved in and/or interested in eXtension and Communities of Practice. Plan to attend and learn from experts in the area content engagement, from, colleagues who are innovative in their approach to content delivery through a “hands-on” workshop format.

Find out more about the 2011 eXtension National CoP Workshop.

Environmentalists and farmers protest cuts to OSU research stations

April 11, 2011

Environmentalists and farmers protest cuts that will affect the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center where research on blueberries is conducted in Oregon.
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Blueberry Packing Center Opens in Hawthorne, Fla.

April 2, 2011

SunnyRidge Farms' Keith Mixon, left, and Island Grove AG Products' Ken Patterson check out the blueberry packing belt in the new distribution center in Hawthorne on Thursday, March 31. Photo courtesy of Eric Brough, The Gainesville Sun.

Blueberry consumption has skyrocketed in recent years as consumers learn of new health discoveries, and farmers are adding more acres in response to the demand.

To help Florida growers cut down on paying for freight and labor to truck their blueberries to be distributed to markets around the world, a 27,000-square-foot blueberry packing and distribution center has been built north of Hawthorne off U.S. 301.

Read more about Blueberry Packing Center Opens in Hawthorne, Fla.