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Friday, December 06, 2013
Theodore Myles' Christmas Angel Network Delivers Door-to-Door Trees, Fundraising Opportunity and Charity for the Holiday Season
Fri, 29 Nov 2013, 16:13:00 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Christmastime brings the warm waft of evergreens in the air. But for anyone who has ever stacked a six-foot Fraser Fir on the roof of a car, sometimes the transporting of that wondrous pine scent can be more than challenging. With the establishment of the Christmas Angel Network (CAN), entrepreneur Theodore Myles has not only effectively tackled the transportation issue, but he has also created a method to provide holiday fundraising for charities and organizations in the process.
Orange County Great Park and Orange County Produce, LLC Partner to Donate Food to Local Food Banks and Kitchens
Mon, 30 Sep 2013, 14:59:36 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orange County Produce and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, continues its 'Parks without Borders' program by offering fresh food to Orange County's local food banks and soup kitchens. On most weekends, a group of volunteers are invited to harvest all they can to prepare and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to those they serve. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.
Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum announces 3 Events to Inform and Educate about Cannabis and Developing Mass. Marijuana Industry
Wed, 21 Aug 2013, 13:57:55 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons
BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Three informational events across the state with the cannabis industry's best and brightest will be hosted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Knowledge Forum (MCKF) in association with the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis on Sept. 28-29 in Boston, Lowell and Dartmouth.
Alegria Fresh Partners with Orange County Produce, LLC, to Deliver Organic Vegetable Box
Wed, 26 Jun 2013, 17:00:40 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., June 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alegria Fresh announced today it has partnered with Orange County Produce, LLC, to offer a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested summer vegetable box. Delivering on its promise to offer the freshest produce available, Alegria's vegetable box is delivered within 24 hours of harvest and can be customized to suit individual tastes.
Mark Hammond Joins United Shore Financial Services as Co-Chairman
Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 21:28:09 EST Edited by Christopher L Simmons
TROY, Mich., June 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- United Shore Financial Services (USFS), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing mortgage lenders, announced that Mark Hammond will be joining the company as co-chairman. Hammond will work closely with Jeff Ishbia, current chairman and founder of USFS, in leading the 27-year-old company. USFS operates three brands: United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), the fourth largest wholesale mortgage lender in the country; Shore Mortgage; and Capital Mortgage Funding.
EnviroIngenuity Offers High Performance Vertical Gardens for Home Use
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 16:24:15 EST Edited by Christopher L Simmons
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnviroIngenuity today announced its offering of hydroponic vertical gardens for use at home. The beautiful stackable garden systems make it easy to grow delicious, nutritious, non-toxic food at home using limited space and reducing use of natural resources.
Wilhelm Family Vineyards announces 2013 Spring Special Events
Mon, 01 Apr 2013, 13:29:42 EST Edited by Christopher L Simmons
SONOITA, Ariz., April 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Wilhelm Family Vineyards (WFV) will be attending multiple special events during the month of April 2013. Some events are fundraisers, and others are just fun: Temp Festival of the Arts; Chocolate and Wine Experience; Best of the Fest, Scottsdale Culinary Festival; Dan Felix Memorial's Big Break Night Golf Fundraiser; and Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival.
EnviroIngenuity Partners with Garden Supply, Inc. to Offer Improved Hydroponic Vertical Farming System
Mon, 18 Mar 2013, 17:58:38 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., March 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnviroIngenuity today announced a partnership with Garden Supply, Inc., to represent and promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout the Western United States.
OC Sustainability Leaders Plan Locally Grown Healing Foods Dinner
Mon, 11 Feb 2013, 17:20:21 EST Edited by Debra Tone
TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Two Orange County leaders in sustainability, Alegria Fresh and Bluewater Grill, are teaming up to host a natural, healing foods celebration consisting entirely of ingredients grown or harvested locally with the least environmental impact possible.
Holistic Healer and Natural Foods Chef Yolande Smith Joins Alegria Fresh Team
Thu, 24 Jan 2013, 17:28:39 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Yolande Smith, a holistic healer, natural foods chef and nutrition expert has joined the Alegria Fresh team. Smith's focus is to show people how to rid themselves of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease by better understanding how food can heal and assist those who wish to feel better and have more energy by developing healthier eating habits.
Alegria Fresh to Present at Foodprint LA
Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 17:17:40 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Sunday December 9, Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Fresh, will speak at Foodprint LA as an expert panelist about innovative ideas for the future of food production within dense urban environments.
Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season
Mon, 19 Nov 2012, 18:46:53 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the arrival of the holiday season, Alegria Fresh announces 'healthy greens' gift giving. This year, instead of giving the latest technology, entertainment or fashion goods, Alegria Fresh makes it possible to give vitality and longevity with its new one-month gift subscription. Enjoying a produce bouquet full of nutrient-rich greens and herbs will go along way to battling the calories and damage done from eating high-fat holiday treats.
Alegria Farmacy Keeps Its Clients Young and Healthy
Thu, 08 Nov 2012, 20:36:20 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'This food will keep you alive and vital, and I am living proof,' says Francis Lingel, a 90-year young veteran who has joined Alegria Farm's team to assist with farm tours. 'Fresh greens are the secret to longevity,' he adds.
Sustainable Teachers Delegation from Sweden tours Alegria Farm to learn about Disease-Preventing Food and High-Efficiency Hydroponic Vertical Farming
Mon, 29 Oct 2012, 17:29:33 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A Swedish delegation of Sustainable Teachers toured Alegria Farm to learn about its new high efficiency farming process and find out about the disease fighting food being grown and delivered by Alegria Fresh.
Japanese Delegation tours Alegria Farm to learn about High Efficiency Hydroponic Vertical Farming Process
Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 16:13:57 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Huntington Beach Sister City Association and its delegation of 25 adults from sister city Anjo, Japan, toured Alegria Farm on Sunday October 7, it was announced by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Fresh. Learning about Alegria's innovative new farming method that employs the Verti-Gro(R) System provided the delegation with nutrition-rich knowledge to bring back to Japan.
ArteQuesta's heArt Return Garden Provides Fresh Food Harvest for 3rd Street Youth Clinic
Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 15:17:29 EST Edited by Debra Tone
MILL VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The unique organic farm located on the grounds of ArteQuesta's Museum of Fine Art will provide fresh produce to 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic in Bayview Hunters Point, it was announced today by Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta.
Olamendi's Express Fresh and Natural Mexican Cuisine Partners with Alegria Farm to Offer 'Farm-to-Table in Minutes' Salads
Mon, 24 Sep 2012, 18:47:39 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alegria Fresh has joined leading local restaurateur Carlos Olamendi in a groundbreaking new partnership to feature Alegria Farm's same-day harvested salad greens at Olamendi's Express in Mission Viejo, it was announced today by Erik Cutter, Managing Director of Alegria Farm.
Oklahoma Wine Grape Harvest and Celebration Nears
Wed, 22 Aug 2012, 15:43:41 EST Edited by Debra Tone
DRUMRIGHT, Okla., Aug. 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tidal School Vineyards has set its seventh annual 'A Walk in the Clouds' harvest and festival for Saturday, September 8. This annual celebration of grape growing, winemaking, music, food, and fun includes picking grapes, stomping grapes, live music, and a wine brunch. But most important, the grapes begin their journey to become the Tidal School Winery's estate grown wines.
EnviroIngenuity Brings Energy Efficient Vertical Farming Process and Locally-Grown Food to Laguna Beach
Mon, 20 Aug 2012, 04:59:24 EST Edited by Jessica Sand
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Local entrepreneur Erik Cutter has bought the farm - literally. EnviroIngenuity today announced the phase one completion of Alegria Farm, Orange County's first hydroponic vertical farm. Engaged in the promotion of sustainable technologies, EnviroIngenuity has brought a new farming system to the west coast.
EnviroIngenuity Announces Solar-Powered Hydroponic Vertical Farm at Bluebird Canyon Family Farm
Mon, 30 Jul 2012, 13:02:26 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., July 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, EnviroIngenuity's Urban Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced the completion of Laguna Beach's first solar-powered, hydroponic vertical farm. It is located on the private Bluebird Canyon Family Farm property, the first urban organic farm in Laguna Beach with a view of the Pacific.
Green Planet Productions Films EnviroIngenuity's Hydroponic Vertical Farms for Sustainability Feature
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 18:38:31 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., July 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, EnviroIngenuity's Hydroponic Vertical Farming Division announced its participation in a Green Planet Productions special feature on sustainable living.
EnviroIngenuity Announces Plans for Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach
Tue, 29 May 2012, 12:00:29 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., May 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnviroIngenuity's urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach. The Verti-Gro(R) system, featured at the Epcot(R) theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years, will be employed at the new demonstration facility.
Gems Group Positions for Future with Sage ERP X3 and Southeast Computer Solutions
Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 04:59:04 EST Edited by Jessica Sand
MIAMI, Fla., April 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southeast Computer Solutions (southeastcomputers.com) announced today that it has sold its first Sage ERP X3 software solution to Miami-based Gems Group.
Health Experts Advocate for Patients to Heal and Prevent Disease through Locally-Grown Natural Foods
Wed, 04 Apr 2012, 18:11:45 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., April 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnviroIngenuity today added two health experts to its urban hydroponic vertical farming division. Dr. Dave Williams and Dr. Steven Dreyer join EnviroIngenuity.
United Wholesale Mortgage Expands Product Profile to Include USDA Loans
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 12:12:56 EST Edited by Debra Tone
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., March 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), a national wholesale mortgage lender operating in 47 states, announced the addition of USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loans to enhance its existing government platform of FHA and VA loan programs. UWM is currently recognized throughout the broker community as a top government lender and one of the largest-producing wholesale lenders in the country.
School Food Gardens get Glass Greenhouses
Tue, 20 Mar 2012, 14:43:47 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When a local Hillcrest resident asked EcoHouse to remodel his 60 foot sunroom, architect and custom home builder Rodney Collins suggested donating the glassed room to local educational gardens. Not only will the material be reused, but the local food system movement will benefit by better educating our school children and producing good food for the schools and the local farmers markets.
Farm of the Future Opens to the Public on Saturday, March 17
Mon, 05 Mar 2012, 18:17:47 EST Edited by Debra Tone
TEMECULA, Calif., March 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Temecula Valley Strawberry Farms, Southern California's first commercial hydroponic urban vertical farm, partners with EnviroIngenuity to promote new production techniques. On Saturday, March 17, 2012, the public will experience the future of farming at the grand opening of Temecula Valley Strawberry Farms, Southern California's first hydroponic vertical strawberry farm.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards iFOS Multi-Year Contract to Provide Professional Support Services for Financial Computer Systems
Fri, 24 Feb 2012, 05:59:00 EST Edited by Debra Tone
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS), LLC, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Agency has awarded a multi-year contract to provide application development, maintenance and support for the agency national financial systems.
Verti-Gro Partners with EnviroIngenuity
Tue, 07 Feb 2012, 18:47:37 EST Edited by Jessica Sand
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnviroIngenuity today announced a partnership with Verti-Gro(R) to represent and promote hydroponic vertical farming systems throughout Southern California. Verti-Gro, Inc. designs and manufactures cost-effective, high density hydroponic growing systems. It offers stacked towers to suit large-scale commercial production needs which can be downsized for residential use and Community Supported Agriculture.
EnviroIngenuity Launches Vertical Farming Division
Tue, 24 Jan 2012, 12:54:26 EST Edited by Debra Tone
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnviroIngenuity today announced its vertical farming division, which is developing vertical farming processes in Southern California to enable individuals and communities to grow their own food in urban areas.
Council of Energy Resource Tribes and BioJet form Strategic Alliance
Tue, 10 Jan 2012, 17:54:45 EST Edited by Debra Tone
DENVER, Colo. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) today announced formation of a strategic business relationship with BioJet International. CERT is comprised of 57 sovereign Indian tribes as members. CERT members collectively own and manage more than 30 percent of the coal west of the Mississippi; 40 percent of domestic uranium; and 10 percent of known national oil and gas reserves in the United States.
Adopt an Olive Tree and Help to Alleviate World Hunger and Strengthen Communities
Mon, 05 Dec 2011, 14:31:00 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Dec. 5, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In the spirit of the holidays, Tre Olive is donating $5.00 for each olive tree adoption order it receives from December 1 through December 25 to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF). The donations will be used to support FTPF's work to plant fruit trees in low-income communities around the world.
Nonprofit Biodiesel Distributor Delivers 10 Millionth Gallon of Biodiesel Blend
Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 08:59:06 EST Edited by Debra Tone
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Energy Cooperative, a member-owned nonprofit, announced today the delivery of their 10 millionth gallon of biodiesel blended fuel. The delivery went to Krapf Bus Companies, a local private bus contractor for school districts. These 10 million gallons of biodiesel blends have resulted in the use of nearly 1.5 million gallons of domestically-produced fuel and significant emission reductions for many regulated pollutants.
Idaho Dairy Producers Double Scholarship Plans to Help 15 Students Pursue Their Dreams
Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 06:59:22 EST Edited by Debra Tone
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 21, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When the dairy producer leaders of the United Dairymen of Idaho (UDI) and its two branches - the Idaho Dairy Products Commission and the Idaho Dairymen's Association - agreed to establish a scholarship program this year, they intended to award $1,500 scholarships to seven deserving students of Idaho dairy farm families.
Rep. Simpson Champions Bill to Strengthen Future for Idaho Dairy Producers
Wed, 28 Sep 2011, 09:59:19 EST Edited by Jessica Sand
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Idaho Dairymen's Association (IDA) applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking a strong stand on behalf of the dairy industry as lead Republican proponent of the Dairy Security Act of 2011. Last Friday, the new dairy bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by House Agriculture Committee's Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN).
Soy Labs and Missouri Plant Science Center in Governor's Spotlight for Innovative and Economic Development
Tue, 20 Sep 2011, 06:59:33 EST Edited by Debra Tone
MEXICO, Mo., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, whose job-creation strategy has focused on investing in science, technology and innovation, and encouraging and incentivizing entrepreneurship, selected Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center on Friday, as the site to discuss the importance of the Missouri House passing the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) as part of the Made in Missouri Jobs Package.
BioJet Supports Aviation Biofuel Approval with One Billion Gallon Availability
Wed, 06 Jul 2011, 17:06:03 EST Edited by Debra Tone
BARBADOS and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BioJet International Ltd. announced that it joins the worldwide Aviation Industry celebrating approval of bio-derived jet fuel for commercial use (ASTM International revised D7566). Concurrent with this approval, and to aid in development of the bio-aviation market, BioJet is releasing One Billion Gallons of Renewable Jet Fuel to long-term contracts.
Back-to-Back Hospice du Rhone Syrah Shoot-Out Wins for Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan
Thu, 12 May 2011, 10:58:01 EST Edited by Debra Tone
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bennett Valley AVA -- For the second year in a row Westerhold Family Vineyards and Winemaker Russell Bevan have earned the right to take home the highly coveted barrel trophy and 'Coat du Rhone' blazer in the 2011 Syrah Shoot-Out at the Hospice du Rhone celebration held in Paso Robles, California.
BioJet and Abundant Biofuels Agree to Merge
Mon, 02 May 2011, 19:22:15 EST Edited by Jessica Sand
BARBADOS and MONTEREY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BioJet International Ltd. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation announced their merger today. Abundant will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BioJet. Abundant and its affiliates (Abundant Habitats and Abundant Harvests) will continue to operate under the Abundant name and corporate identity.
Bay Area Students Tackle 21st Century Challenges at The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge
Mon, 11 Apr 2011, 23:55:44 EST Edited by Debra Tone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, nearly 700 middle and high school students, teachers, volunteers, parents, and community leaders from around the Bay Area will convene at San Francisco State University to participate in The Ninth Annual World Affairs Challenge™, hosted by global education non-profit World Savvy in partnership with San Francisco State University's College of Education.
BioJet Receives $1.2 Billion Funding Facility
Mon, 07 Feb 2011, 17:57:34 EST Edited by Debra Tone
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BioJet International Ltd. announced today that it has received a US $1.2 Billion funding facility from Cayman based Equity Partners Fund SPC. The funding structure is a 3 year facility; further terms of the funding were not disclosed.
Solution Recovery Services and Corn LP Enter Into a COSS (Corn Oil Separation System) Purchase Agreement
Mon, 08 Nov 2010, 16:44:07 EST Edited by Debra Tone
DEXTER, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Solution Recovery Services (SRS) announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement with Corn LP to supply their COSS (Corn Oil Separation System) at Corn LP's 55 million gallon ethanol plant in Goldfield, Iowa.
Biotronics, Inc. Announces a Noninvasive Instrument That Can Determine Pork Loin Marbling Level in Milliseconds
Thu, 21 Oct 2010, 17:11:35 EST Edited by Carly Zander
AMES, Iowa (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Extended online tests of a newly developed instrument grading system for pork carcasses demonstrate its ability to differentiate pork loins relative to marbling levels. Researchers have long shown that marbling in the pork loin adds significantly to juiciness and flavor of chops.
Handcrafted Chicken Coops Offers Affordable Solutions for Backyard Chicken Farmers
Wed, 22 Sep 2010, 06:59:30 EST Edited by Debra Tone
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new home-farming trend sweeping North America is seeing chicken coops and small flocks of chickens appearing in suburban backyards. In support of this home-grown movement, Handcrafted Chicken Coops is offering affordable, portable chicken coops to backyard and urban chicken farmers.
Food for Consumption and Food for Energy is a Complete Combination, says Henry Oliver Ford
Wed, 08 Sep 2010, 13:49:36 EST Edited by Debra Tone
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mr. Henry Oliver Ford has just completed the initial phase of the Ghana Sugar Project. Mr. Ford is the managing director for World Food, the firm that is owner of the project. Henry Oliver is overseeing this massive one-hundred and twenty thousand acre sugar farm and refinery.
Henry Oliver Ford says, 'It's Time to Provide Some Relief'
Wed, 01 Sep 2010, 07:59:42 EST Edited by Debra Tone
MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Henry Oliver Ford of WFAO is on a mission. Submerged in poverty, millions of African farmers and their families are victims of food insecurity. Today, subsistence farming is the lot of millions of Africans. The farmers in Ghana Africa need access to improved technologies in order to meet their food needs, increase their crop yields, and hopefully, sell to local, regional, and even international markets.
Feeding a Country in 2 days - The World Food Association (WFAO)
Fri, 20 Aug 2010, 12:42:20 EST Edited by Debra Tone
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A local corporation is feeding an African country. World Food Association Organization S.A. Inc. (WFAO), will be shipping over 285,000 meals to Ghana thanks to the efforts of the 45 member team here in West Palm Beach and their leading management team based in Sao Paulo Brazil. On February 20 and 21, WFAO will be packaging 42,000 pounds of high-quality rice, sugar and vegetables that are fortified with vitamins and minerals.
First Medical Marijuana School to Open Its Doors in New England
Wed, 28 Jul 2010, 18:01:55 EST Edited by Debra Tone
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The New England School of Alternative Horticultural Studies, a New England-based medical marijuana training center, today announced the September 2010 launch of its Basic Medical Marijuana training class in Warwick, Rhode Island, the first professional medical marijuana training class in the north-eastern United States.
Agricultural Expertise Needed to Feed, Fuel World's Skyrocketing Demands for Food, Energy
Tue, 23 Feb 2010, 12:57:22 EST Edited by Carly Zander
LEXINGTON, Ky. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As National Teach Ag Day on February 25 nears, communities across the nation are asked to consider the teachers that will be needed to prepare students for the increasing number and complexity of agriculture-related jobs expected to be available in the United States. 'Perhaps most importantly - we will need qualified teachers to prepare students for these increasingly sophisticated professions,' said Jay Jackman, Ph.D., executive director of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.
Bokashicycle Announces First Successful Full-Scale Commercial Fermentation Process
Wed, 04 Nov 2009, 12:48:51 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan
SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In the U.S. alone, annually, more than 30 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills. Less than three percent of that waste is diverted from landfills, primarily through composting, producing greenhouse gases and heat. Bokashicycle offers a safer and more economic alternative. By implementing the bokashicycle, commercial operations can divert tons of waste away from landfills and compost sites, converting that waste into high-quality fertilizer.
Spend More Time Gardening and Less Time Composting with Compost Bags
Mon, 17 Aug 2009, 12:26:07 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan
BALTIMORE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Are you concerned about the environment, but tired of traditional composting methods? Fear not. Less Work Gardening Inc. announces a new product that allows residential gardeners to speed up the composting process while actually spending less time doing it. Made in the U.S., these Compost Comfort(R) Compost Bags promote quicker composting through air and moisture - the keys to composting - and makes aeration as easy as 1-2-3.
Oregon Floral Farms Continues to Grow in More Ways than One
Fri, 29 May 2009, 15:18:58 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan
OREGON CITY, Ore., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year, Oregon Floral Farms celebrates its tenth year of supplying custom and creatively hand-tied organic floral bouquets to customers throughout the region. And, as they continue to grow flowers, so does their business grow. While their hand-tied organic floral bouquets have received much attention over the past 10 years, they have evolved into a supplier of conventional/mainstream and hand-tied bouquets as well.
Plangarden's Garden Design and Planning Software Offers Interactive Version of Obama Family Vegetable Garden at the White House
Tue, 24 Mar 2009, 14:45:21 EST Edited by Carly Zander
HALF MOON BAY, Calif., March 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just after First Lady, Michelle Obama, broke ground for the White House vegetable garden, Plangarden released an online interactive version of the Obama's organic garden layout. The interactive vegetable garden layout was built using the new 2.0 version of Plangarden's garden design software. The White House vegetable garden is irregularly-shaped. Plangarden utilized the new rotate features to recreate even the stepping stones and non-square edges of the garden beds.
Trees With Meaning Wins USDA Approval for First U.S. Release of Authentic Olive Trees from The Holy Land
Tue, 17 Mar 2009, 07:00:47 EST Edited by Debra Tone
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With a hard-earned U.S. Department of Agriculture signoff now in hand, Trees With Meaning Inc. becomes one of the first companies in the U.S. approved to bring living olive trees from Israel to the North American market. For owners-and brothers-Bruno and Jerome Schneider, building the company was an intricate business challenge requiring four years of negotiations, planning and inspired persistence.
Flax Council of Canada Announces GRAS Status Determined for Flax in U.S.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009, 13:00:38 EST Edited by Carly Zander
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Flax Council of Canada announced that a panel of experts determined in January 2009 that whole and milled flax seed be given Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. Expected within six months is a letter of 'no objection,' finalizing GRAS status for flax by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gaining this status expands opportunities for flax use by food manufacturers worldwide.
Bokashicycle Delivers Safer and More Effective Alternative to Traditional Composting
Mon, 02 Mar 2009, 13:04:29 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan
SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To many, the idea of composting sounds like a positive environmental behavior, but according to Lawrence Green, M.D., Ph.D. and founder of Bokashicycle, it may be doing more harm than good. Bokashicycle is the totally natural way to reduce, reuse and recycle organic waste. It heals the planet by reducing greenhouse gases.
Biotronics, Inc., Announces Future Pork Grading Rivaling Beef, Ultrasound Technology Seen as a Major Advance in Online Pork Grading
Mon, 24 Nov 2008, 15:13:49 EST Edited by Carly Zander
AMES, Iowa, Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Biotronics, Inc., a food animal ultrasound research and development company recently received a $150,000 Demonstration Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development. According to Doyle Wilson, President of the Company, these dollars supplement a $350,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant they have received to develop and test their first commercial prototype system to measure the amount of intramuscular fat, commonly called marbling, in the pork loin of carcasses in the packing plant.
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) Hosts Public Forum on A Comprehensive Look at Tropical Forestry
Tue, 15 Jul 2008, 14:56:11 EST Edited by Carly Zander
RIO GRANDE, P.R., July 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council hosted a groundbreaking public forum in Puerto Rico on June 18, 2008 at the Gran Melia Hotel. 'We gathered more than 40 experts and citizens from Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other tropical islands to share ideas, best practices and research to help us advise the Secretary of Agriculture on urgent issues facing tropical urban forests,' said Joe Wilson, NUCFAC Council Chair.
May is Prime Time to Plant Home Vineyard
Mon, 05 May 2008, 09:31:41 EST Edited by Carly Zander
JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For those dreaming of installing a small vineyard at their home, Vinescapes Inc. announces May is rush time. Plants must be in the ground before June 2, which makes this the busiest time of the year for the home vineyard industry. Those who miss this crucial window can prepare the vineyard this season by installing the trellising, testing and amending the soil.
Plangarden's Vegetable Gardening Software Expands Web 2.0 Social Networking Features
Thu, 27 Mar 2008, 14:12:13 EST Edited by Carly Zander
HALF MOON BAY, Calif., March 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Plangarden enhances its drag-and-drop online vegetable gardening software by expanding features for its rapidly growing community of vegetable gardeners. The new Web 2.0 social networking features enable vegetable garden enthusiasts from all over the world to interact over a 'virtual backyard fence' where they can ask or swap advice.
Cengea Solutions Inc. acquires Inform Network for Systems Management Limited
Tue, 05 Feb 2008, 09:11:28 EST Edited by Carly Zander
VANCOUVER, B.C. Canada - Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cengea Solutions Inc. announces today that it has acquired the assets of Inform Network for Systems Management Limited. Cengea and Inform have been the two dominant suppliers of spatially enabled information systems to the forest products industry in Canada and have had growing success in providing systems to the forest products industry in the United States.
Haywood County Tomatoes Travel the Internet
Thu, 31 Jan 2008, 13:24:26 EST Edited by Carly Zander
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. - Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Haywood County tomatoes are now traveling worldwide, thanks to a short web-based video recently produced by the Buy Haywood Market Development Project. While the Buy Haywood project often draws parallels with other place-based promotional efforts, like Vidalia Onions, this new marketing effort has more in common with the California Raisin ads. (VIDEO)
Colorado Machinery Doubles in Size through Mergers
Thu, 20 Apr 2006, 19:15:00 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Apr. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Colorado Machinery LLC has completed a merger that increases its store total from five to nine and broadens its product mix and geographic reach. On April 8, 2006, the Colorado Springs-based construction equipment company merged with Romer Mercantile, based in Holly and Lamar, Colo., and with Bi-State Machinery Co. Inc., based in Greeley and Ft Collins, Colo.
Plangarden Launches First Web-Based Vegetable Garden Design Application
Wed, 05 Apr 2006, 23:00:00 EST Edited by Debra Tone
HALF MOON BAY, CA - Apr. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Plangarden launches the first vegetable garden design application that runs on the Web. Vegetable gardeners can easily and quickly create a visual layout of their garden and populate it with vegetables. And because Plangarden.com is a Web-based application, users can choose to make their 'virtual gardens' viewable to others in the Plangarden community to exchange gardening advice.
Inside the Mega-Dairy: New Study Will Reveal How They Do Business - Huge Dairy Farms Operate Much Differently Than Traditional Dairies
Mon, 09 May 2005, 13:16:00 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - May 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A new study from Entira (www.entira.net), 'Inside the Mega Dairy: Management Strategy and Decision-Making Structure,' will reveal how top managers in this important segment of the agricultural market think and operate.
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