Southeast AgNET

  • A multimedia enterprise dedicated to “deep Southeast” agriculture…
    News

UF/IFAS Challenge 2050 Project Webinar

Andenoro_T-large

Dr. Tony Andenoro

University of Florida’s Dr. Tony Andenoro will be giving a webinar presentation August 19, 2015 on the university’s “Challenge 2050 Project.” Dr. Andenoro is the director of the “Challenge 2050 Project” and has coordinated with the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education to bring you this exciting webinar. Listen to the story to hear why this is an important issue that we must face in our near future.
Click here to register for the webinar.


Download Audio

The “Challenge 2050 Project” is an innovative program at the University of Florida that brings students, industry professionals and policy makers together in an integrated way to address a global population projected to exceed 9.6 billion by the year 2050. The program is funded in part by the HM.CLAUSE, an international vegetable seed company dedicated to solving today’s agricultural challenges with long term, sustainable solutions for the future. To find more news on HM.CLAUSE and their partnership with the University of Florida click here.

RFA to EPA: Put the RFS Back on Track!

From the Renewable Fuels Association:

WASHINGTON — In comments submitted to Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the agency implement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as Congress intended, and to abandon its proposal to substantially slash the annual amount of biofuels that are to be blended with gasoline.

In a letter accompanying the written comments, RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen called the agency’s proposal to Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia to Receive USDA Funding for Rural Electric Infrastructure Projects

usda-logoFarmers and other rural residents in 13 states could see better and more reliable electric service because of new projects supported by U.S. Department of Agriculture loans.


Download Audio

Southeast AgNet This Week: Lower Gas Prices; UF/IFAS Faculty Funding

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-s
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how lower gas and oil prices are helping farmers and on new funding for University of Florida faculty. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Florida PSC Approves Utilities’ Demand Side Management Plans

From the Florida Public Service Commission:

TALLAHASSEE — Emphasizing the value of energy efficiency, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved program plans for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (DEF), Tampa Electric Company (TECO), Gulf Power Company (Gulf), and Florida Public Utilities Company (FPUC) that comply with the Commission’s conservation goals set last year.

The Demand Side Management (DSM) plans proposed by the utilities meet and/or exceed the PSC-established conservation goals for summer and winter demand and annual energy sales for Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 17, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we get the forecast for U.S. cotton production, look at energy prices and what farmers might expect in the future, how careers in agriculture are expanding and more.

To hear weekly reviews subscribe to our podcast:
Alabama
Florida
Georgia

Lower Gas and Oil Prices Helping Farmers

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher

Farmers would love to know what they can expect from energy prices in the future and how policy will impact their savings opportunities. Technological innovations in the oil and natural gas industry have allowed cheaper, more plentiful energy across the country. And Rayola Dougher, senior economic advisor at the American Petroleum Institute, says we’ve been a Read the rest of this entry »

Sports Drink – Part 2

Nutritional label
In part 2 of her series, Cathy Isom tells us why it’s important to check nutrition facts before consuming that’s sports drink.


Download Audio

Sports Drink – Part 1

Cooling Refreshments
Cathy Isom tells you what you should know about that sports drink and if it’s really right for you.


Download Audio

Southeast AgNet This Week: FFA Helps Careers; USDA Program Signup

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-s
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a discussion about how Future Farmers of America and ag education is furthering careers and a report informing dairy producers they can now enroll in USDA’s Margin Protection Program. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Congress Urged to Reject any Repeal or Reform to RFS

This week a couple of letters has been sent to Congress urging members to reject any proposal that would repeal or reform the Renewable Fuel Standard.


Download Audio

The Morrill Act: 153 Years of Innovations for American Agriculture

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Justin Smith Morrill served as a Vermont Representative and Senator from 1855-1898. He is best known for authoring the Morrill Act in 1862, which created the land-grant university system, and the Second Morrill Act in 1894, which expanded the system to include historically black colleges and universities. (Historical photo)

Justin Smith Morrill served as a Vermont Representative and Senator from 1855-1898. He is best known for authoring the Morrill Act in 1862, which created the land-grant university system, and the Second Morrill Act in 1894, which expanded the system to include historically black colleges and universities. (Historical photo)

July in America. It is summer time and school’s out. It is about vacations and maybe a trip to the beach. It is Independence Day—the 4th of July—and parades and fireworks. It is about barbecues, hotdogs, and burgers.

2015 marks America’s 239th birthday.

July is also the month for another important birthday in America—passage of the Morrill Act on July 2, 1862, which established the land-grant university system, ensuring access to education for all people.

One hundred and fifty-three years later, this tradition continues across America through the network of 112 land-grant universities, which collectively educate the next generation of agricultural professionals and scientists and are helping find solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.

Land-grant universities are leading the way to ensure the growing population has access to nutritious food in the context of changing climate and the extreme weather events, diminishing land and water resources, and the need for Read the rest of this entry »

Web development & design by