Growing Magazine - February, 2014

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NAEF Makes $25,000 Gift to LEAD New York

The Northeast Agricultural Education Foundation made a $25,000 gift to the LEAD New York Program in support of its international study seminar, which will take place in February 2015. The LEAD New York board of directors unanimously approved Kenya and Rwanda as the destinations for this study abroad experience.

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Wyoming Bee College Conference

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension office is hosting the Wyoming Bee College Conference at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo., over the weekend of March 22-23. It will be two days of hands-on workshops and lectures, offering two concurrent educational sessions.

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Peaches Can be Profitable in Three Years

Florida peach growers, some of whom are looking for an alternative to citrus as greening takes a toll on that crop, could see a small profit by their third year of operation, a University of Florida researcher says. Greening, a disease first found in Florida in 2005, has led to $4 billion in lost revenue and industry-related jobs since 2006.

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Peanut Producers to Vote on Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a referendum from April 7, 2014, through April 18, 2014, for eligible U.S. peanut producers. Producers will vote on whether to continue the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Program.

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