Southeast

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 »

Jack Payne to retire from UF/IFAS

W. Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, said in an administrative memo issued June 14 that Jack Payne announced his plans to retire from his position as senior vice president for Agriculture and Natural... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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