Southeast

Land transfer process eased with Virginia Generation NEXT efforts

Beginning in August, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry will co-host Generation NEXT workshops to provide information and tools for families looking into forest and/or farmland transfers. Running through December, the workshops... more »

SmartFarm network emerges from local weather forecasting technology

Before the advent of computer satellite tracking equipment, farmers relied on prognostics, such as candles, weather vanes, the color of the sky, and the fabled Farmers’ Almanac, to make informed planting decisions. Even animals –... more »

Child agricultural injury protection workshop topic in Southeast

An interactive workshop focusing on child agricultural injury prevention in the Southeastern United States is scheduled for Aug. 6-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. “We’ll coach participants on how to work with farmers and farm supervisors to... more »

Wish Farms promotion puts growers in superhero poses

Growers are posing as superheroes in a social media promotion Wish Farms is running this summer. Dubbed “Superhero Summer,” the promotion will feature images of Wish Farms’ growers in various comedic superhero poses on the... more »

University of Florida’s agriculture department head Payne to retire

W. Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, said in an administrative memo issued June 14 that Jack Payne announced his plans to retire from his position as senior vice president for Agriculture and Natural... more »

Book recalls 100 years of history at UGA-Tifton campus

Before farm-to-table was trendy, scientists and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension personnel in Tifton were taking research from the lab to the farm. That work is documented in “A Century of Impact: From Experiment Station... more »

‘Destructive effects’ of Mexican imports on Florida ag shown in UF/IFAS study

A new economic analysis conducted by a University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) team has confirmed that Mexican imports have significantly harmed fruit and vegetable producers in the Sunshine State. A steadily... more »

Open houses highlight sustainable agriculture research at UGA

The University of Georgia (UGA) is a hub for research that will shape farms tomorrow, and northeast Georgians will get a sneak peek at the future of farming at two farm tour open houses this... more »


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