Anna Kinchen

Here We Grow: Episode Two



Welcome to Here We Grow, a grassroots podcast by Southwest Georgia Farm Credit focused on education and inspiring growth down on the farm, at home, and in rural communities.

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EPISODE TWO:  2022 Fall Weather and Crop Forecast

Here we grow again with Episode Two of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s Podcast, Here We Grow!  Our host, Billy Billings, welcomes a fantastic lineup of experts willing to share their fall forecasts and insights to the 2022 harvest season. This episode features commentary by Pam Knox, Casey Cox Kerr, and Don Shurley. 

Pam Knox is the Director of the University of Georgia Weather Network, a group of 88 automated weather stations across the state which provide weather and climate data to farmers, utilities, Extension agents and private citizens. The network also helps support the National Weather Service by providing real-time weather information in hazardous weather outbreaks to support public safety initiatives. She is an Extension Climatologist in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences specializing in agriculture and climate change and is a past Assistant State Climatologist for Georgia and has also served as the Wisconsin State Climatologist. Pam is currently serving as an author for the upcoming 5th National Climate Assessment on Southeastern climate.

Casey Cox Kerr is the sixth generation of her family to farm on the Flint River in South Georgia.  Her family farm, Longleaf Ridge, produces sweet corn, peanuts, field corn, soybeans, and timber.  Prior to returning to the farm full-time, Casey managed the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, serving as Executive Director for over 5 years. 

Don is a retired University of Georgia cotton economist.  He spent 28 years on the UGA Tifton Campus.  He has continued his cotton work through industry sponsorships, contracts and grants, consulting, print and on-line media, and invited presentations.  With over 32 years’ experience in cotton, Don is widely considered by industry and peers as one of nations leading cotton experts.  He is recipient of some of the University of Georgia and College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences highest awards for public service and outreach.  Don also teaches ½ time at ABAC and also works part-time as Director of Marketing and Risk Management for Arabi Gin.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is an equal opportunity lender.  NMLS 691477.  The views and opinions expressed are those of the guest speakers and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit or the Farm Credit System.  No information contained in this podcast shall constitute financial, investment, legal, and/or other professional advice.  For questions about the podcast, please contact Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Marketing Manager, Anna Kinchen, at 229-493-0921 or

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