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Dru N. Montri, Bridget K. Behe, and Kimberly Chung

). The trend is similar in Michigan with the number of farmers markets growing from 90 in 2001 to more than 300 in 2012 ( MIFMA, 2012b ). Many new farmers markets are located in low-income communities where residents do not have easy access to fresh and

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Sandra B. Wilson, Robert L. Geneve, and Fred T. Davies

students who can think critically and have access to the latest propagation and production technologies that they can then adapt to local situations. Video making, dynamic electronic presentations, interactive learning, and other teaching methods in plant

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Hye-Ji Kim

countries of origin, which has brought opportunities for farmers in the United States to grow alternative specialty crops. This paper aims to highlight the advantages and opportunities of alternative specialty crops and the challenges and barriers to their

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Roland Ebel

Political changes in multiple countries and the global withdrawal of trade barriers are diversifying the horticultural landscape, creating new players in the horticultural world map as well as strengthening older ones. Apart from global politics and

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Juliano Martins Ramalho Marques, Ariana P. Torres, Bridget K. Behe, Petrus Langenhoven, and Luiz Henrique de Barros Vilas Boas

fruits among U.S. consumers. The only market attribute driving customers to choose club/warehouse stores was access to organic fruits [5% ( P < 0.05 )], and fruit selection [5% ( P < 0.05 ) ] was a major barrier to purchasing fruits at these stores

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Cynthia B. McKenney, Ellen B. Peffley, and Igino Teolis

IVC and the students are at a different location than the instructor with the ability to communicate synchronously. There are numerous advantages to using distance technology for classroom instruction, including access to courses offered at only a

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John C. Majsztrik, Elizabeth W. Price, and Dennis M. King

structure will likely be needed to reduce adoption barriers, and increase environmental benefits by making investing in WSIN more economically attractive and less risky to growers. For example, growers considering shifting to WSIN will initially need access

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Melanie Stock

Across the United States, farm demographics and the way people access information are changing. In the last Census of Agriculture from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Statistic Service (USDA-NASS), the number of female farm

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Heather Kalaman, Gary W. Knox, Sandra B. Wilson, and Wendy Wilber

information from Internet sources was less commonly acquired by participants over age 61 years than by younger survey participants. Notably, when these survey participants were asked what the most important attribute was in accessing and retaining gardening

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Ann Marie VanDerZanden

) learning management software and are password-protected. Once members register for the ICNP exam they receive login information to access the modules. Table 1. Topics for the online training modules that support the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association