Roy Roberson

Associate Editor, Southeast Farm Press

James R. (Roy) Roberson began his career in agricultural communications as an assistant editor of agricultural research and teaching in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. When he retired from Auburn University in 2004, he was head of the agricultural communications program at Auburn and assistant director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. Between stints at Auburn University, Roberson worked for several years as an account manager for Fletcher/Mayo and Associates, which at that time was the largest agricultural marketing and public relations company in the U.S. He also worked for nearly five years as Southeast marketing and public relations coordinator for Swanson-Rollheiser-Holland, an Omaha, Nebraska-based agricultural advertising and public relations company. In addition to his current position on the editorial staff of Southeast Farm Press, Roberson is former editor and publisher of Southern Pulp and Paper Magazine and was part of the team that created the Atlanta-based Southeast edition of Ad Week. Roberson grew up in rural east Alabama and earned bachelor and masters degrees in journalism and mass communication from Auburn University.

Posts by Roy Roberson

in Farm Press Blog Jul 07, 2011

A sad day in Virginia agriculture

Finding a new home for barley and figuring out what to plant this fall has some Virginia growers perplexed....More
in Farm Press Blog May 17, 2011

Soynut butter taste test

Soynut butter good, but just not peanut butter....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 22, 2011

Support your Land-Grant university

  Support your Land-Grant university           I received an e-mail recently from Johnny Wynne, dean of....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 11, 2011

Cotton mill comeback

Cotton mills making a comeback as domestic cotton use increases....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 15, 2011

World food shortage a scary thing

Without significant changes in commercial agriculture world populations and demographic changes will leave us without enough food in the coming years....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 18, 2011

One hungry planet

One hungry planet--a foreboding possibility for our future....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 04, 2011

Cotton industry loses leader with death of Billy Carter

Billy Carter was a cotton man. His death January 1, leaves a giant footprint on the cotton industry....More
in Farm Press Blog Nov 22, 2010

Peach of a crop in 2010

South Carolina peaches sweeter than usual in 2010....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 19, 2010

New bugs, new problems for Southeast

New bugs haven't caused much damage yet, but are a looming threat to crops in the upper Southeast....More
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