Growing Magazine - January, 2014

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New England Grows: Education and Connections

New England Grows is scheduled for February 5-7, 2014, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Since its inception in 1993, New England Grows has become the most well-attended green industry event in the Northeast. It is known for world-class educational seminars and the exposition that showcases the most cutting-edge products and services available.

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Lipman Launches Vegetable Consolidation Program

Purchasing vegetables just got easier, thanks to Lipman - North America's largest open-field tomato grower. The company recently launched a Vegetable Consolidation Program to streamline the farming and packing process. Under the new program, vegetables are packaged to customer specification at the first packinghouse, which reduces handling and the time from farm to table.

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Syngenta Expands Vegetable Seed Processing Facility

Syngenta has invested more than $3 million to better meet the needs of vegetable growers with an expansion of its seed processing facility in Pasco, Wash. The improvements, which will be complete for the 2014 season, include an expanded seed quality testing lab and an in-house seed treatment facility.

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Successful Endowment Campaign Raises the Bar

The University of Illinois announced it has achieved the $2 million fundraising goal for the Dr. James F. Evans Endowment in Agricultural Communications that will extend the contributions of the program into the future. It will provide sustained leadership in a mission of agricultural and food systems communications education, research and service.

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2014 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program

The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. The program will honor 25 outstanding retail produce managers at the United Fresh 2014 convention, scheduled for June 10-13 in Chicago, Ill.

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