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My passion? Southern row crops

By Amanda Huber

Amanda HuberHi! Welcome to the October/November issue of Corn South. You may have noticed a new face pictured on this page. That’s right. Corn South has a new editor.

For those of you who do not know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Amanda Huber. Besides Corn South, I am also the editor of The Peanut Grower and Southeast editor of Cotton Farming.

You might say that writing about Southern row crops is what I am all about. After growing up on a farm and being really into FFA in high school, I went to college at the University of Florida and majored in Agronomy and Agriculture Communications. What I do combines these two subjects perfectly, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my career choice.

I look forward to working on Corn South and bringing you production and marketing strategies from a Southern perspective. However, let me assure you that I do not plan to make a lot of changes.

For instance, this edition has always been about the hybrid lineup best suited for the Southern environment, and that’s what you will find in this issue as well. It also includes market reports from Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension economist, and Nathan Smith, University of Georgia Extension economist.

If you are wondering about Carroll Smith, she will now be concentrating on her duties with Rice Farming, Soybean South and Cotton Farming as well as special projects for One Grower Publishing. But as you can see from the cover photo, she is still very much around to offer a photo from her collection or a suggestion on content.

I hope you will feel free to send me any suggestions as well, and I will look forward to working with you to make Corn South a great source for production and marketing information.