Arizona cotton, corn and alfalfa account for nearly 20% of our state’s crop production! 96.3% of Arizona’s cotton is biotech (GMO).
Merchant’s Garden AgroTech in Tucson has been named a $10,000 winner and Arizona Microgreens in Phoenix has been named a $5,000 winner of the Cultivating Change contest, in which local farmers compete for grant awards ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.
The green industry provides $1.6 billion in total sales to our state with $710,000 in payroll and 30,300 jobs, according to Arizona Nursery Association.
The Knapple and Shelton families have always been embedded in Farm Bureau life.
Our state agriculture is so diverse and abundant we can claim that we grow the Mediterranean Diet in the desert here in Arizona.
In various leadership positions while members of the Farm Bureau, the Flake family has a long history of farming and ranching in northern Arizona.
Although hundreds of thousands of people visit Slide Rock State Park in Sedona each year, many are unaware of its deep-rooted history in agriculture.
To keep honeybees buzzing, plant flowers. Honeybees love flowers. A variety of plant nursery stores have native seed mixes you can select to grow a flower garden for bees.
In Arizona, our agriculture exports to other countries total $1.5 billion each year.
Since AZDA’s livestock officers work in rural areas where travel time to an overdose event is a major issue, it’s hoped AZDA officers will be able to prevent opioid deaths.