About SCI

Welcome to Specialty Crop Industry

Brought to you by AgNet Media, Inc., Specialty Crop Industry targets vegetable and specialty crop growers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas with timely news and feature information important to their unique production niche.

Agriculture in this region is among the most dynamic and diverse in the nation and is going through rapid change as land and water issues elsewhere highlight the region’s agriculture potential. Much of this change involves acreage expansion in high-value vegetable and specialty crop production. Production viability of these types of crops doesn’t necessarily follow state lines, and therefore, Specialty Crop Industry takes a regional approach to covering this industry.

If you are a fruit or vegetable grower interested in timely information on production, ag research, market conditions, weather, business management and technology, subscribe to the magazine and its e-news today.

Why Specialty Crop Industry Was Created

Agriculture is constantly changing. Consumer tastes are playing a big part in driving that change. The states in our coverage area not only include some of the top-five states in population, they also represent some of the top-five states in agricultural production. A vast amount of that agriculture is in fruits, vegetables and other high-value specialty crops growing in popularity and importance. We are seeing a resurgence in small farms in some areas, too, as niche producers realize the potential of a local market that is both valuable and convenient to serve.
Vegetable and specialty crops are sure to continue to expand in the deep Southeast region, and Specialty Crop Industry will be there to communicate to growers — both newcomers and seasoned veterans — the information they need to know.

About AgNet Media

AgNet Media is an agricultural media company serving diverse crop growers in Florida, California, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. AgNet Media provides daily farm radio news through its Southeast AgNet Radio Network and AgNet West Radio Network. The company’s magazines include Citrus Industry, Specialty Crop Industry (formerly VSCNews) and Florida Grower. AgNet Media is also a premier event company, serving as host to the Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo in North Fort Myers, the Florida Ag Expo in Balm, Florida, and the Florida Citrus Show in Fort Pierce, Florida.