We’re putting a new face on our Western Farm Press Web site, to bring you more information in a more attractive, easier-to-use format.

The redesign will be launched Thursday, Feb. 1.

“This has been in the works for several months,” says Greg Frey, Farm Press publisher. “We’ve had many very talented people developing a Web site that will offer a wider array of timely, relevant information to our readers, that will be visually attractive, and incorporate elements to make the information easier and faster to access.”

Western Farm Press has long been the number 1 source for information about agriculture in the region,” says Harry Cline, editor, “and we’ve expanded that to include our Web site and a daily e-newsletter. Now, our redesigned site will further enhance the scope of the material we can offer our readers and advertisers.”

In addition to our frequently updated news section, the new Web page will offer buttons that will jump to sections on Grapes, Cotton, Rice, Alfalfa, Tree/Nut Crops, Vegetables, Citrus, Environment, and Equipment, and will include links to editorial commentaries, as well as photo galleries.

The page will include weather and links to a Calendar of Events, Trade Show Podcasts, and to Farm Press University continuing education courses that offer CEU credits for consultants and other ag professionals.

“Our CEU courses have had a phenomenal response,” Cline says. “Busy ag professionals can earn credits to renew licenses and stay current in their specialties, and they can do it online, on their own schedule.”

And a click of the mouse will bring up the latest Farm Bill news, items of interest from around the Sunbelt, Biofuels/Energy developments, and Featured Products/Featured Promotions links.

“Our readers tell us the Western Farm Press Web site is a useful tool in staying abreast of what’s going on in agriculture and for getting information that’s useful to their business,” says Hembree Brandon, editorial director. “We believe the enhancements we’ve made to our Web site will make this an even more valuable resource for Western agriculture.”