Knowledge Exchange

Industry Centers of Excellence

Specialty Crops

The Specialty Crops Center of Excellence focuses on the production, packaging, distribution, marketing and retailing of horticultural products. The group analyses both macro issues impacting the industry as a whole, as well as concerns specific to individual crops, including tree fruits and nuts, greenhouse and farm grown fruits and vegetables, grapes and vineyards.

Center of Excellence Members 
Sara Reid, VP/Credit Manager and Center of Excellence Chair
Terry Barr, Senior Director, Knowledge Exchange (Ex Officio)
Elizabeth Dillinger, Senior Corporate Attorney
Stan Holmes, VP/Lead Relationship Manager
Mike Lancaster, Relationship Manager
Dan Malan, VP/Lead Relationship Manager
Chuck Olsen, Regional Vice President
Natalya Rivkin, VP/Senior Relationship Manager
Catherine Roddick, VP/Senior Relationship Manager
Austin Taylor, Associate Relationship Manager
Christine Lensing, Senior Economist, Knowledge Exchange

Recent Specialty Crops Research Reports
Overview of the U.S. Sugar Industry
Mind the (Supply) Gap: Meeting the Growing Demand for Organic Produce
Cranberry Industry: Multilayered and Multi-tiered
Florida’s Beleaguered Citrus Industry: At a Crossroads
Is the U.S. Tree Nut Industry Nearing the End of its Golden Run?
Genetically Engineered Foods - Scientific Miracles or Minefields?
California Almonds - A Stunning Success Story, But Is It Sustainable?
Colony Collapse Disorder: The Honey Bee Epidemic?
Peanut Butter Recall: A Case Study in Food Safety
Citrus Greening: Perspectives from Florida and California


If you would like to obtain a copy of any one of KED’s research reports, please either contact your CoBank relationship manager or send an e-mail to the Knowledge Exchange Division at KEDRESEARCH@CoBank.com

 

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