Southeast

Seedway hires SW Florida sales rep

Jared Davis recently accepted a job with Seedway and will serve as vegetable seed sales representative for southwest Florida (Clewiston), the Everglades and homestead regions. In his new role,... more »

Regional organic resource center launched in Georgia

When Rebecca and Ross Williams shuttered their cheesehouse at Many Fold Farm, about an hour outside of Atlanta, in 2017, it was with a heavy heart but a determination to work towards a new agrarian... more »

Gene McAvoy, Florida Extension specialist, retiring July 31

A long-time contributor to the Florida specialty crops industry, and supporter of national county Extension programs and issues, has announced his retirement. Gene McAvoy is president-elect of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Hendry... more »

New greenhouse tomato handbook published in Mississippi

Greenhouse tomato production has attracted much attention in recent years, partly because of a new wave of interest in “alternative crops.” The attraction is based on the perception that greenhouse tomatoes may be more profitable... more »

Watermelon questions to be addressed at Clemson’s 2019 Field Day

What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what... more »

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 »


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