Monday, January 31


 
  Organic banana pioneer Carlos Cortes, Sr. dies

Organics Unlimited, San Diego-based grower and distributor of organic tropical fruit, sadly announces the passing of organic banana pioneer Carlos Cortes, Sr., the farmer who commercially introduced organic bananas to the United States in 1974.



 
 
  Advancing Eco Agriculture to hold ecological farming conference Feb. 2-3

Regenerative farming authority Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) has announced that it is holding the second annual virtual Regen Rev on February 2 and 3, 2022.
The two-day event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT and will cover topics like ‘Building Soil Health with Microbes,’ ‘Realistic Steps to Boost Fruit Quality,’ ‘Managing Crop Nutrition with Sap Analysis,’ according to the news release.
Regen Rev aims to give farmers – or anyone looking at venturing into regenerative farming –  the knowledge they need to get started. This year’s keynote speakers include:



 
 
 
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  Illinois grain grower named MOSES Organic Farmer of 2022

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is proud to announce Dave Campbell as the 2022 Farmer of the Year. Campbell and his wife Mary are the owners and operators of Lily Lake Organic Farm in Maple Park, Illinois. 



 
 
  University of California to hold free Zoom seminars for organic growers

Growers are invited to attend free organic agriculture seminars hosted by UC Cooperative Extension. Lunchtime seminars will be offered on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. through March 8.



 
 
 
  Certis Biologicals hires Kansas State University entomologist Holly Davis

Certis Biologicals recently hired entomologist and extension specialist Holly Davis to its team of field development managers.



 
 
  For the first time, US organic produce sales top $9B

Organic fresh produce grew sales by 5.% in 2021, topping $9 billion for the first time, and outpacing conventionally grown produce in year-over-year gains in both sales and volume, according to the 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released Jan. 26 by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.



 
 
 
 
 
 

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