Archive for Agriculture

Central California Floral Shops Prepared for Valentine’s Day

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Michael Butler of Chase Flower Shop in Fresno, established in 1947, says Valentine’s Day is one of the two biggest days of the year for the floral shop, alongside Mother’s Day.  It’s also not surprising to hear that recent customers, most of whom are men, are picking up classic gifts often associated with [...]

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FCFB Hires New Operations Manager

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO - Courtney Sorensen of Clovis is the new operations manager for the Fresno County Farm Bureau, effective Jan. 7. Sorensen comes to FCFB with experience as an administrative assistant and human resources coordinator. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno, where she also obtained a certificate [...]

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Fresno Fair Wins Big at WFA Event

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair was recently honored at the Western Fairs Association’s 90th Convention & Trade Show, in which roughly 125 fairs from throughout the Western United States attend to gather new ideas, attend seminars and participate in the annual Achievement Awards. The Achievement Awards recognize the very best efforts that a fair [...]

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40 Under 40: Casey Creamer – California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

Casey Creamer has worked for the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations since 2005, and the Western Agricultural Processors Association since 2009.  He is the vice president, handling the associations’ business, financial, insurance and membership programs.  He is also responsible for putting together each associations’ annual meetings, coordinating the CCGGA Safety School, and also working [...]

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World Ag Expo Exhibitors Enlist Help of Ag Warriors Interns

Feb 04, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – In partnership with the International Agri-Center’s Ag Warriors program, World Ag Expo exhibitors are enlisting the help of several veterans during the annual show, Feb. 12-14 in Tulare, California. The Ag Warriors program, which made its debut at last year’s World Ag Expo, assists veterans who are searching for careers in the agriculture [...]

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California Olive Oil Farmers Finding Machine Harvesting Fruitful

Feb 01, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The challenge facing olive growers in California is how to get table olives off the trees.  Unlike olive oil, table olives have to be harvested by hand rather than by mechanical means.  Newer orchards can have success with mechanical harvesting, but orchards existing for a longer period of time were not planted [...]

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Valley Cheese Maker Earns Governor’s Award

Jan 29, 2013 No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Joseph Gallo Farms, maker of Joseph Farms Cheese, has been awarded the 2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for its sustainable farming and cheese making. Joseph Gallo Farms, located in Atwater, received the award in the Sustainable Practices or Facilities category in a ceremony in Sacramento. The award, known as the GEELA, [...]

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Registration Still Open for 2013 Farm and Nutrition Day

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – More than 2,000 third graders from across Fresno County will meet at Farm and Nutrition Day at the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 22 to get firsthand knowledge of the number one agricultural county in the nation. Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are still available online at by [...]

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40 Under 40: Kurtis Willey – Agri-Valley Irrigation

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

Kurtis Willey spent most of his childhood in Fresno, and later on lived in Clovis and graduated from Buchanan High School.  He then attended Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno, where he earned a degree in accounting in 2009.  After graduation he started as an intern at CPA firm Slater Moffat Associates, and [...]

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Madden Library to Honor Donor of the Year

Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Jack Woolf will be honored at the Fresno State Madden Library’s 13th Annual Donor Recognition Reception, Friday, Jan. 18 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the library’s second floor. The event will start with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m., followed by the donor recognition ceremony at 8 p.m. “We [...]

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40 Under 40: Daniel Hartwig – Nisei Farmers League

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments

Daniel Hartwig grew up in Easton, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2003 and his MBA from California State University, Fresno in 2006.  He spent his childhood working on his family’s vineyard operation. After graduating college, he worked for Paramount Citrus as an analyst from 2006 to 2007.  He joined the Nisei [...]

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International Foreign Trade Experts Share Information with Fresno Food Expo Participants

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Food Expo and the Center for International Trade Development, State Center Community College District held a special export training workshop at Baker, Peterson & Franklin Tuesday morning to help Expo participants learn more about exporting their products to foreign lands. Foreign trade experts from Mexico, Canada and China were on hand to [...]

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World Ag Expo Announces 2013 Top-10 New Product Winners

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products competition. The winners will be showcased Feb. 12-14, 2013 during the 46th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. A group of judges made up of farmers, ranchers and industry professionals selected the Top-10 New Products. ADA Enterprises This year, one of the [...]

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Downtown Fresno Public Market in Planning Stages

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Two vacant department stores on the Fulton Mall, the JCPenney Building and the Gottschalks Building, are being considered for a downtown Fresno public market, which would offer local agricultural produce, meats, cheese, bread, wine, jams and ready-made food like beerocks and empanadas. The public market would be open year-round, and would primarily feature [...]

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Meet the ’40 Under 40′ Class of 2012

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Beginning Monday, Jan. 7, Business Street Online will begin announcing the members of the “40 Under 40″ Class of 2012 every weekday on all our news alerts.  This will give our readers a chance to see bios, portraits and video pieces on these young movers-and-shakers that help make our central California communities great.  [...]

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Business Street Online Presents the Year in Pictures

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Business Street Online would like to take a visual look back on 2012 with our 2012 Year in Pictures.  2012 was another memorable year for central California business, and Business Street Online is looking forward to bringing you coverage of more memorable news events in 2013. In celebration of New Year’s Day, [...]

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Applications Still Being Taken for Farm and Nutrition Day

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno County schools can still register for the eighth annual Farm and Nutrition Day, which invites all third graders from throughout Fresno County to the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are available online at by clicking [...]

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The ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2012 is Announced

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The long awaited announcement is finally here, and the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012, presented by Business Street Online, has been named. The 40 young professionals will be honored at “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event, coming up on March 21 at the Skyroom Lounge in the Holiday Inn Fresno [...]

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Tickets Remain for Ag Warriors Benefit Featuring Col. Oliver North

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, Calif. – There are still opportunities for the public to attend the Ag Warriors Benefit featuring Col. Oliver North on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Tulare during World Ag Expo. North is a combat decorated Marine, New York Times best-selling author, small business founder, columnist and host of “War Stories” on the Fox News [...]

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International Agri-Center Hosts Free Brunch with Santa

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, Calif. Everyone is welcome to attend the International Agri-Center’s annual Brunch with Santa in Tulare on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual brunch launches the holiday season with a free event for the whole family to enjoy. Brunch is prepared by International Agri-Center volunteers and is complete with pancakes, [...]

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