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Avery is a senior in CALS majoring in Agricultural Sciences. Avery’s interest in agriculture began when she started raising laying hens and selling eggs in middle school. In 2021, Avery founded Red Wing Farm, a small market garden located on Grindstone Island in northern New York. After her experience managing a farm, Avery is excited to be learning more about sustainable management practices for small farms in New York State. When she’s not studying or in her garden, Avery loves to spend time working on fiber arts, walking her dog, or cross-country skiing in her hometown in southern Vermont.

NY Onion Growers Can Decrease Chemical Use According to New Research

By Avery MacLean / September 8, 2022

New York State has a high potential for onion production, with proximity to markets on the east coast and a large national demand for storage onions, when disease and pests don’t interfere. Nearly all of New York’s onions are grown in the state’s fertile Muck soils and require a reliance on cultivation, fertilizer, and pesticides…

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