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New staffer, a hurricane challenge and an immigrant story

The Around Farm Progress Podcast heads South to meet the latest company team member, talk hurricane impact, and learn about farmers working together

Willie Vogt

September 25, 2020

Each week the Around Farm Progress podcast connects with editorial staff around the country to discuss a range of topics. This week we start by welcoming a new team member – Ginger Rowsey, as a new staff writer for the Delta Farm Press team. She talks about her experience and why she decided to join the team.

Brad Haire, editor, Southeast Farm Press, is covering the hurricane damage sweeping the South, but with a little help from an important resource – County Extension. He discusses the damage and more in this week's episode.

We wrap up with Shelley Huguley, editor, Southwest Farm Press, who shares the story of the Gaona family and how it got its start in farming. This is an immigrant story worth checking out.

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Ginger Rowsey, left, is new to the Delta Farm Press Team. Hurricane Sally did a number on the Southern peanut crop. And at right is Richard Gaona, who tells a fascinating story about how his father started farming.

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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