PEARL is located on the Patuxent River, which is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Research conducted at the state-of-the art facility is designed to increase the understanding of coastal ecosystems so that they may be properly managed and protected. Read more

Kristin Davis, Extension agent with North Carolina University, presented “The Power of Your Story: Storytelling as Marketing” as part of “The Business of Food and Farming” webinar series recently. Davis represents the College of Agriculture and Life Science at North Carolina University. Read more

FoodScience Corp. — a Williston-based developer and manufacturer of nutritional supplements for animals and humans — was closed on Wednesday, Oct. 2, so that all 170 employees could help tackle an extensive wish list of projects that the VYCC wanted to complete before this winter and the 2020 spring growing season. Read more

Elizabeth Higgins, agent with Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program, recently presented as a webinar, “Current and Upcoming Grant Programs for Fruit and Vegetable Farmers.” Read more

Many farms ramp up their agritourism efforts during the fall with pick-your-own pumpkins and apples, hayrides, corn mazes and the like. But one agritourism event, held only one day every other year, seeks to promote agricultural education to the public: Fun on the Farm. A different Ontario County farm hosts the free event, which draws hundreds from the region. Read more

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling that would have allowed local municipalities to impose more burdensome regulations on small farms than the state allows to be placed on large operations. Read more