Paul Hollis will become editor of Southeast Farm Press Jan. 1. He previously served as the publication's senior associate editor, focusing primarily on the region's lower tier of states, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.

"During his 11 years with Farm Press, Paul has earned a reputation as one of the industry's leading agricultural journalists," said Publisher Mike Gonitzke. "We're pleased to have him at the helm of Southeast Farm Press as we move forward into the new century."

Hollis, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Auburn University, with additional work toward a Ph.D., was a writer and editor for the Opelika-Auburn News and news/publications editor for the Communications Department of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service at Auburn University before joining Southeast Farm Press in January, 1990.

"Paul knows Southeast agriculture," said Hembree Brandon, editorial director, "and he uses that knowledge and his wide-ranging experience in all phases of Southeast production agriculture to give our readers well-written, informative stories on topics of importance to their operations.

"For more than a quarter-century, Southeast Farm Press has been at the forefront of Sunbelt ag publications, and Paul and the other members of the Farm Press editorial team will work hard to continue that leadership role."

Hollis, who lives at Auburn, Ala., with his wife, Tammy, and daughter, Tess, is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, the Alabama Press Association, and the Sigma Delta Chi Society for Professional Journalists.

Farm Press, a division of Intertec/PRIMEDIA, publishes four regional editions, Southeast Farm Press, Delta Farm Press, Southwest Farm Press, and Western Farm Press, covering 33 states, with circulation to the Sunbelt's top growers, agribusiness and ag organization leaders, and Extension/research personnel. The company also publishes the yearly reference books, Southeast Agricultural Digest and Delta Agricultural Digest, and offers a broad array of agricultural information on the World Wide Web at . HYPERLINK http://www.agriclick.com #www.agriclick.com and business-to-business..information..at..www.industryclick.com.