Southeast

Floridians’ right to home-grow fruit protected

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

Rodale Institute launches organic research, training center 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 »

Florida Extension specialist McAvoy 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 »

Muscadine conference set for July 9 at the University of Georgia

Producers and those interested in muscadine grape production are invited to the University of Georgia (UGA) Summer Muscadine Conference on Tuesday, July 9, at the university’s South Milledge Greenhouse Complex on Milledge Avenue in Athens.... more »

Virginia to hold Generation NEXT workshops to plan land transfers

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 »

Weather forecasting tools herald the advent of a SmartFarm network 

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 »

Registration open for child injury prevention workshop 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 »

App helps fruit growers in Eastern US diagnose disease and insect problem

Walking through his peach orchard, a farmer notices something he has not seen before on the leaves of a few trees. He quickly pulls out his cell phone and accesses the MyIPM smartphone app. Through... more »


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