New staffer, a hurricane challenge and an immigrant story

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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Rowsey – Tory Salvador, UT; flooded peanuts – Libbie Johnson; Richard Gaona – Shelley E. Huguleyrowsey-hurricane-gaona.jpg

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.

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