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 Sep 20, 2010

Peanuts and football save the day in Germany

Peanuts and SEC football make for an interesting night in Germany....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 24, 2010

Am I A Corporate Lackey?

My journalism professors used to rant on and on about not using shopworn, hackneyed phrases, and I’ve gotten away from them for over 30 years now (....More
in Farm Press Blog Jul 26, 2010

Are Hire-Backs A Good Thing?

Hiring back well-established, highly successful retiring professors and researchers is common among Land-Grant institutions as a means to over-come....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 14, 2010

Good news amidst bad as ag makes history

Most of the big news today is bad news. The BP oil spill fiasco is environmentally and economically decimating the Gulf Coast, IEDs continue killing....More
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