May 13, 2019

In this week's Home Grown segment we are honoring Victor Smith, CEO of JV Smith Companies. He received an Honorary Doctorate from the College of Agriculture and Life Science at the University of Arizona on Friday.

April 28, 2019

For more than four years, the Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture has been doing something radically practical — responding directly to the needs of the farming industry.

April 25, 2019

Dairy farmers in Arizona are dealing with challenges brought by tariffs and competition from alternative milk products, such as almond and soy milk, as well as persistent drought across the Southwest.

April 12, 2019

University of Arizona students has the opportunity to work with the agriculture industry to identify its needs and develop a product to address those challenges with the Go To Market Initiative.

March 29, 2019

Our Go to Market Initiative project was featured on "Inside Tucson Business" website!

March 4, 2019

We teamed up with engineering and business students design time and money-saving agricultural technology and form a startup to bring the invention to market.

February 11, 2019 Paul Brierley: Tech Is a Boost for Diverse Operations Paul Brierley, Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, cites the challenges of finding field labor as one of the reasons that automation is taking off in leaps and bounds.
January 31, 2019

Brierley says while crops are tested for contaminants now, results may not be available until the product is already on store shelves. Brierley and other researchers are working to change that. They want to eventually develop scanners that could be used on harvesters or in the field.

January 21, 2019 As the winter lettuce production capital of the country, Yuma, AZ is a hotbed of activity in the fall, winter, and early spring.