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2024 Farmer of the Year – Walter Bass, Jr., Virginia

Walter Bass, Jr. Virginia Farmer of the Year 2024 Four generations of the Bass family have farmed in the small town of Gladys, Virginia for just over 100 years. Bass Sod Farm, designated a Century Farm, is comprised of 2313 rented and owned acres that grew tobacco for...

2024 Farmer of the Year – George McDonald, Tennessee

George McDonald Tennessee Farmer of the Year 2024 Just three years from now in 2027, George McDonald and his family will be celebrating an entire century of caring for Catesa Farms, fifty miles northeast of Nashville in Riddleton. He said, “Growing up with both my...

2024 Farmer of the Year – Ty Woodard, South Carolina

Ty Woodard South Carolina Farmer of the Year 2024 Ty Woodard, of Woodard Farms, Inc., is a third-generation diversified farmer and agribusiness owner in Darlington County. Ty’s grandfather, Frank Woodard, Jr., always dreamed of returning to his agricultural roots...

2024 Farmer of the Year – Faylene Whitaker, North Carolina

Faylene Whitaker North Carolina Farmer of the Year 2024 Two years after they married, Faylene Whitaker and her late husband, Richard, started their own farm in 1975 on ten acres of rented land, using a 150 International tractor and a $40 tobacco setter. When the first...

2024 Farmer of the Year – Bruce Allen Redmond, Georgia

Bruce Allen Redmond Georgia Farmer of the Year 2024 Bruce Redmond is boldly carrying on the legacy of his late father, Larry Redmond, who started Shiloh Farms in the early 1980s. The operation consists of 2800 owned and rented acres in Guyton and produces bahia grass,...

2024 Farmer of the Year – Jason Watts, Florida

Jason Watts Florida Farmer of the Year 2024 Growing up in the rich agricultural area of Okeechobee, Jason Watts is the grandson of dairy farmers on both sides. His great-grandfather grew citrus crops, as did many farmers in those days. He said, “My uncles,...

2024 Farmer of the Year – Ted Huneycutt, Arkansas

Ted Huneycutt Arkansas Farmer of the Year 2024 The history of Huneycutt Farms reaches back to 1882, when the great-grandfather of brothers Ted and Steve Huneycutt began farming in Dalark, Arkansas, a border town between Clark and Dallas counties. Their grandfather,...

2024 Farmer of the Year – Joel Sirmon, Alabama

Joel Sirmon Alabama Farmer of the Year 2024 Joel Sirmon, along with his brother and three sisters, was born on a 300-acre dairy and farrow-to-finish hog operation that also grew corn and soybeans. His parents wanted him to pursue higher education, so he went off to...

Innovative Research Carried Out by UGA Specialists on the Darrell Williams Research Farm

Field Days means the fields are ready for “company.” We look forward to you visiting over the next two weeks.  When you visit, you will see plots being managed by UGA researchers and agents.  Last week, we featured the work done by UGA’s Forage Specialist Dr. Lisa...

2024 Field Days: Stop 21 – Forquimica

2024 Field Days: Stop 21 - ForquimicaContact: Marcelo Augusto Campos, [email protected] COTTON treatment 1:In furrow: Formaiz 2 oz/ac - Power Seed New 2 oz/ac treatment 2:In furrow: Formaiz 2 oz/ac - Power Seed New 2 oz/ac - Boromax nitro 4 oz/ac 30 DAE:...