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Shelby Fleischer Receives 2020 Annual Award

(left to right) Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding, PVGA President Jonathan Strite, Dr. Shelby Fleischer, and Penn State Director of Extension Dr. Brent Hales. Each year the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association gives its Annual Award to an individual who has a long-standing record of service and dedication to the vegetable, potato and/or berry industry or [...][...]

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PVGA Annual Meeting is Jan. 29

The Annual Meeting of the General Membership of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association will be held on Wednesday, January 29, at 11:30 a.m. in the Crystal Room of the Hershey Lodge in Hershey.  All members are asked to attend the meeting. Traditionally, the Annual Meeting had included the election of members of the Board of [...][...]

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Special Membership Meeting Set for July 30

The Board of Directors has authorized a special meeting of the general membership of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association to be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, by telephone conference call at 8:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation for the Association.  To participate in the [...][...]

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PVGA Loses Life Member Jack Grace

Jonathan “Jack” Grace, a PVGA Life Member, passed away on May 17 at the age of 82 after a five-year battle with cancer.  A native and life-long resident of Grove City, he and his family operated Graceland Farm Market in Grove City offering fresh fruits and vegetables as well as greenhouse ornamentals.  The Market also [...][...]

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Five PVGA Scholarships Available in 2019

The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association is pleased to able to offer two Rudolph Grob Memorial Scholarships each year to a child or grandchild of a PVGA member who is pursuing higher education with the goal of working in production agriculture.  For 2019, five scholarships will be available since only one scholarship was awarded in 2017 [...][...]

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PVGA Members Elect Directors, Re-Adopt Bylaws and Adopt Policies

The PVGA Board of Directors (left to right – front row) Rita Resick (2nd Vice President), Tina Forry, Amy Metrick, Brian Campbell (1st Vice Presdient), and Jeff Stoltzfus.  (back row) Rob Amsterdam, Bill Reynolds (Secretary-Treasurer), Peter Flynn, Art King, Jon Strite (President), Chris Harner, Ken Martin, Boots Hetherington, and Mike Orzolek.  Not pictured:  Dave Miller [...][...]

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PVGA Grower Needed for Advisory Board

Dr. Francesco Di Gioia, the new vegetable extension specialist at Penn State, is looking for a PVGA member/farmer interested in serving on the Stakeholder Advisory Board for a proposed project entitled The Healthy Farms Intervention for Healthy People: Strengthening small farm viability to improve health among farmers, low-income and underserved populations. Dr. Di Gioia is working [...][...]

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PVGA Urges Growers to Vote “Yes”

The Association has sent the following letter to vegetable growers across the state urging them to vote “Yes” in the upcoming five-year review referendum for the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program: Every five years the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program must go through a review process and needs to be re-approved by the [...][...]

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Ken Martin Receives 2018 Annual Award

Kenneth Martin of Furmano Foods received the 2018 PVGA Annual Award at the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Banquet at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Hershey on January 30.  PVGA Annual Award is given each year to someone who has built an outstanding record of service and dedication to the Association and/or the vegetable, [...][...]

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Central Susquehanna Summer Vegetable Meeting is July 18

This twilight meeting will be held at the Carl Wenger Farm at 1148 Old Trail Road in Liverpool from 6:00 to 8:30 in the evening on July 18.  (From Selinsgrove take Route 11 south to Port Trevorton. Continue south on Rt. 11 to Old Trail Rd. at Weaver’s Farm Market is on the corner of [...][...]

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