One of first Ph.D. plant breeding programs in US offered at UF/IFAS

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and... more »

North Carolina State University debuts new Produce Handling Facility

North Carolina  agricultural interests have invested in a facility that supports research and Extension programs focusing in research data collection and postharvest technologies for the produce industry. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center Produce... more »

Sweet Grown initiative connects Alabama farmers to local groceries

Sweet Grown Alabama has launched an effort to help the state’s farmers sell more produce in local grocery stores. The nonprofit foundation, which promotes Alabama’s farming industry, is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Alabama... more »

Georgia producers appointed to commodity commissions

Ex officio members of the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions met June 30 to make appointments to several of the commissions.  The following appointments were approved: Andy Futch and John Reece, both of Gilmer County, were... more »

Strawberry pre-plant meeting scheduled in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Mid-American Strawberry Growers Association are hosting a strawberry pre-plant meeting on July 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CST. The meeting will be held at the Don... more »

Florida announces $500,000 Urban and Community Farming Pilot Program

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy announced July 2 the establishment of the Florida Urban and Community Farming Pilot Program. This program makes available support for... more »

Naturipe announces production of proprietary seedless Muscadine Vine Drops

Naturipe, a farmer-owned producer and marketer of fresh berries, has announced the start of harvest season for what is expected to bring large amounts of its proprietary Seedless Muscadine Vine Drops. Native to the Southeast,... more »

Students give physical therapy to south Georgia migrant farm workers

On a hot South Georgia summer night, farmworkers line up across the grass at an outdoor clinic waiting area. The workers are waiting for a few minutes of individual care from third-year Doctor of Physical... more »

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