Southeast agriculture icon Roger Hatton dies at age 77

Roger Carnahan Hatton, 77, died Friday, May 6, 2022. He was surrounded by loving family and under expert care at Shanti Niketan Hospice House, Glasgow, Kentucky, when he passed away. Roger was born to the... more »

UF/IFAS program connects small-scale growers with digital marketing tools

A team from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a free series, How to Market in a Digital Era, through the month of May for agricultural entrepreneurs in the... more »

New irrigation technologies’ showcase set for Georgia program

Industry professionals, homeowners and researchers will soon be able to get a firsthand look at new irrigation technologies in action at a demonstration irrigation site being constructed on the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus. On March... more »

Harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed detected for first time

Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops in... more »

Charges brought in forced labor of Mexican agricultural H-2A workers’ case

A woman in Florida pleaded guilty on April 6 to a federal racketeering conspiracy that victimized Mexican agricultural workers admitted into the United States under the H-2A temporary visa program. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke... more »

Lipman Celebrates Eighth Annual 5K and Local Community

Lipman Family Farms, a field tomato grower based in Immokalee, Florida, honored its commitment to creating a lasting impact within the community by hosting the eighth annual 5K Run for Backpacks as a hybrid event... more »

Alabama conference returns to Gulf Shores In 2023

A fresh date for a familiar meeting will help Alabama specialty crop farmers grow new skills to better their farms. The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) Annual Conference and Trade Show, formerly held... more »

Agronomic practices, sustainability fuel Parker Farms’ 50 years

As it nears its golden anniversary, E.A. Parker & Sons LLC, which does business as Parker Farms, prepares to transition from third-generation family ownership to involvement of the younger generation. Careful crop selection, use of... more »

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