Agricultural leaders huddled in Yuma, Ariz. in March for the Southwest Ag Summit to learn how to feed a growing world population, plus how to grow crops better and safer, and with a more smaller environmental footprint.
Western farm leaders at the 2013 Southwest Ag Summit in Yuma, Ariz. include, front row from left: Steve Alameda, Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association; Rik Miller, DuPont Crop Protection; and Bruce Gwynn, Helena Chemical. Back row - Jeff Johnson, YFVA; Kurt Nolte, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yuma County; and Martin Reed, DuPont.
DuPont Crop Protection President Rik Miller, left, listens to a point shared by Tim Dunn, Dunn Grain Company, Yuma, Ariz.
Speakers at the Southwest Ag Summit Lettuce IPM Workshop include, from left: Paul Jepsen, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.; Wayne Dickson, University of Arizona, Maricopa, Ariz.; Michael Guzy, OSU, Corvallis; and Al Fournier, UA, Maricopa.
Yuma, Ariz. grower David Sharp, left, of Lyreedale Farms is honored for his service to the Yuma agricultural industry by Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association President and vegetable grower Steve Alameda.
Fruits and vegetables are becoming more of a food staple worldwide.