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Diana Louise Carter is a native of Rochester, NY, and life-long journalist. She and her husband live in the Upper Monroe neighborhood and a daughter and two sons, all of whom are college students.

Leadership program seeks to foster growth in agriculture industry (access required)

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When it comes to agriculture, the industry is no Silicon Valley. Surveys conducted just a few years ago found that the average American farmer was 58 while the average American computer programmer was 31. The food and agriculture workforce has only gotten older since ...

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MamaJuanaROC brings Dominican fusion flavor to Clifford Avenue (access required)

Marcos Lopez, left, and family have opened a Latin fusion restaurant on Clifford Avenue.

City officials helped celebrate the grand opening Tuesday of a new restaurant on Clifford Avenue. MamaJuanaROC Restaurant and Lounge, at 2260 Clifford Ave., features a Latin fusion menu, including plantain bowl appetizers, Dominican kabobs, sushi accompanied by Rochester-style ground meat ...

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From Costa Rica to Cornell, Padilla-Zakour finds her calling in food processing (access required)

Olga Padilla-Zakour of Geneva is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Services at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Geneva.

When a small company in New York has a bright idea for a new food product, it typically turns to Olga Padilla-Zakour. When a large company, like Wegmans, is thinking of adding a new product line or a new vendor, it ...

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