Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Volume 12, Issue 13 | March 23, 2020

United Fresh Produce Association

A message from Tom Stenzel, President & CEO March 19, 2020 6:45 pm EDT/3:45 pm PDT Dear produce industry member, Thank you for all you and your teams are doing to keep the food supply moving. As I’ve visited grocery stores in the Washington, DC…

COVID-19 is not foodborne or food-transmitted, Purdue specialist says – Vegetable Growers News

Modern supermarkets with their many open displays of fruits and vegetables are truly a marvel and a reminder that our nation enjoys the safest and most abundant food supply in the world. However, in the face of the current nationwide COVID-19 outbreak, many questions about…

Webinar: What Ag Producers Need to Know about COVID19

Summary Coronavirus has gained attention worldwide as an emerging infectious disease. This webinar is intended to share evidence-based information about COVID19 and to help agricultural producers identify strategies for responding on their farm. Intended Audience Agricultural producers, ranchers, farmers, farmworkers, veterinarians, Extension personnel, rural health…

2020 Food Safety Open Forum Seminar to be Held Online

As part of the 2020 Food Safety training, WPVGA is offering an open forum seminar that includes presentations and information on various aspects related to the Wisconsin potato and vegetable industry. Those topics include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Produce Sustainability Alliance (PSA), Social…

2020 Promotions Retreat Rescheduled

As a result of Covid-19 and in accordance with recommendations to abide by social distancing guidelines, the WPVGA Promotions Retreat has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 4th – Friday, June 5th. The event will remain at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. If you…

Food Safety – COVID-19 Update from United Fresh Produce Association

Food safety, and especially fresh produce safety, professionals deal with crises and challenges on a daily basis. It’s pretty much part of the job description. But I don’t think anyone could have anticipated anything like this. So here’s some general resources, followed by those that…

WPS Farm Show Cancelled

Show officials announced late last week that due to the threat of Covid-19, the 2020 WPS Farm Show will be canceled. For more than five decades, the WPS Farm Show has provided an opportunity for the agricultural community to check out the latest farming equipment,…

Message from WPVGA Executive Director Tamas Houlihan

Dear WPVGA Members: I hope you are taking care of yourselves and your families as we all deal with the coronavirus pandemic. This is a time of great uncertainty, and we, like all others, are in uncharted waters. For all of our members, I want…

Online Water Steward Course

Sign up is now occurring for an online Water Stewards Course built in the CANVAS format for self-paced education.  Participants must sign up by March 27th to be including in this session.  The six module, self-guided course focuses mainly on water quantity issues within Wisconsin,…

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