Southeast

Southern Innovations 2020 postponed until next year by SEPC

The Southeast Produce Council's Executive Committee announced Aug. 9 that Southern Innovations 2020, which was to be held Sept. 16-19 in Savannah, Georgia, has been postponed until next year due to growing concerns and restrictions... more »

Global research and development hub opened by UPL Ltd.

UPL Ltd. announced Aug. 10 the opening of a new, state-of-the-art research and development hub in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. The OpenAg Center, located in the Alexandria Center for AgTech – Research Triangle at 5... more »

Rep. Sanford Bishop gets Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Georgia Farm Bureau on Aug. 4 presented Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Georgia, with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members... more »

North Carolina SweetPotato Commission names Michelle Grainger executive director

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. today announced that Michelle L. Grainger has joined the commission as executive director. With over 20 years of management experience to draw... more »

UF/IFAS engineer earns national honor for work in micro-irrigation

With his compact-bed geometry design, Sanjay Shukla has helped growers around the world save on water, fertilizer and money. In Shukla’s design, taller, narrow beds of soil replace shorter, wider ones. Current beds tend to... more »

Sunbelt Ag Expo suspends plans for its 43rd annual show

North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, has provided a venue for the agricultural industry to conduct business for 42 years. For the first time, since its beginnings in 1978, the gates at... more »

Mississippi farm provides support for healthy food in inner city

Meet Cindy Ayers-Elliott of Foot Print Farms in Jackson, Mississippi. Located in the heart of West Jackson, Foot Print Farms has been a catalyst for healthy food in the inner city, seeking to give access... more »

Ag workers in North Carolina to get delivery of personal protection equipment

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) said July 21 it is taking further action to prevent and respond to COVID-19 outbreaks among the agricultural workforce, delivering critical personal protection equipment for... more »

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