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Organic vegetable grower named Florida farmer of 2019

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named organic herb and vegetable grower Charles “Chuck” Obern, owner of C&B Farms, its 2019 North... more »

North Carolina pumpkin grower honored

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named pumpkin and Christmas tree grower Johnny Wishon its 2019 North Carolina farmer of the year.... more »

South Carolina farmer of the year grows vegetables

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named fruit and vegetable grower Sidi Limehouse its 2019 South Carolina farmer of the year. Limehouse studied Agricultural Engineering... more »

7 questions with FFVA’s Mike Joyner

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) named Mike Joyner as the organization’s new president in October 2018. He succeeded long-time FFVA president Mike Stuart. Joyner’s experience in agricultural and environmental issues runs deep. Most... more »

University of Arkansas crops specialist McWhirt honored with Young Minds Award

An Arkansas Extension horticulture specialist has been honored by the International Society for Horticultural Science with its 2019 Young Minds Award for best presentation. Amanda McWhirt, Extension horticulture crops specialist for the University of Arkansas... more »

University of Georgia research to be showcased at field day

Georgia farmers can learn about agricultural research while interacting with University of Georgia scientists during the annual Sunbelt Field Day in Moultrie, Georgia, on Thursday, July 25. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, UGA agriculture specialists... more »

Floridians’ right to home-grow vegetables protected

In late June, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 82, legislation protecting the right of all Floridians to grow vegetables and fruit on their own property. Starting July 1, any local Florida ordinance that expressly limits or... more »

University of Florida names new vegetable horticulturalist

Phillip Williams of Clemson University has been named assistant professor of vegetable horticulture at the University of Florida's Southwest Florida Research & Education Center (SWFREC). Williams... more »


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