Cape Gazette

Garden and Farm Briefs

Mar 11, 2016

Southern States announces new head of agronomy division

Southern States has named Steve Becraft as the new executive vice president of agronomy. He will be in charge of all agronomy operations and procurement throughout the organization’s footprint. “We are pleased Steve is joining the Southern States team,” says President and CEO Jeff Stroburg. “His many years of experience and enthusiasm for the business will ensure Southern States remains a dominant player in the agronomy arena for years to come.”

Becraft is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana and has 27 years in the agronomy business, spending most of that time with Cargill and Ag Partners LLC in Victoria, Minn. For more information, go to

Barefoot Gardeners of Fenwick Island set plant sale May 7

The Barefoot Gardeners of Fenwick Island will hold their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7 on the corner of James Street and Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island. Flowering plants, vegetable plants and prepared containers will be available. Members of the garden club will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice. For more information, call 410-251-2120.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants is now available online

On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names all the annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city in 2014-15, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to or find Lewes in Bloom on Facebook.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization that in 2014-15 spent hundreds of hours planting thousands of bulbs and plants throughout the city. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through a variety of efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, floral displays and more.

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