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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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At-Market Twilight Meeting at Buzas Greenhouses on August 2

This twilight meeting will be held at Buzas’ Greenhouses and Farm at 3927 Newburg Road in Easton from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening on August 2.  The farm is easily accessible from Routes 33, 22 and 78. Buzas’ Greenhouses and Farm is a third and fourth generation family-owned operation run by the Hoyer family.  [...][...]

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2017 Berks-Schuylkill Summer Vegetable Meeting is July 26

This annual family event will be held at the Kutztown Produce Auction at 209 Oakhaven Road in Fleetwood from 5:00 to 9:00 in the evening on July 26.  A delicious supper featuring local produce will be included. Educational discussions on pest management, variety selection, and pesticide safety qualifying for pesticide applicator license update training credits [...][...]

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