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UGA's Farm Again program will host a Tractors 101 workshop on April 26 in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
UGA Farm Again program to host tractors workshop
University of Georgia Farm Again program instructors will host a workshop to introduce potential farmers to tractors and how to safely operate them. The Tractors 101 event will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UGA Tifton campus, beginning in the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) building. 
Corn planted at the Bellflower Farm on the UGA Tifton campus in this March 30 photo. CAES News
UGA agriculture climatologist says expect dry planting conditions this spring
Georgia farmers should expect dry weather when they plant their crops this spring, but Pam Knox, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences agricultural climatologist, anticipates an active tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean this summer.
Fresh vegetables grown organically by an Elijay, Ga., farmer CAES News
UGA Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden hosts six-week Southern gardening course
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will offer a six-week “Gardening in the South” short course on Saturdays from April 21 until May 26 at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia.
This year, the average temperature for March was lower than the average temperature for February. CAES News
Colder-than-normal March damages crops, delays planting
In terms of heat, February in the Southeastern U.S. set records, so the swing to lower-than-normal temperatures in March came as a shock to many.
UGA turfgrass breeder Brian Schwartz (right) examines research plots during the turfgrass conference held in 2013. CAES News
UGA-Tifton to host turfgrass conference in late April
The 72nd annual University of Georgia Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.
A food product entrepreneur serves up samples at a local grocery store. 
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is partnering with Fort Valley State University to host a small business workshop on June 19. CAES News
UGA Extension Food Science and Technology program hosts food business workshop in Atlanta
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension's Food Science and Technology program is hosting the “Starting a New Food Business in Georgia” workshop in Atlanta on May 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID's long-standing partnership on global peanut research, which dates back to the 1980s. CAES News
Peanut IL tweaks RFP requirements
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut has dropped a request that project proposals initially explain how they will use outputs from commissioned projects, since the details of those commissioned projects are not yet available. Concept notes on project proposals are due April 20 for scientists who would like to lead a project in the $14 million, five-year Peanut Innovation Lab program.
According to the latest IRS data, nearly eight out of every 10 Americans will receive a tax refund. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts suggest using smart strategies to maximize your refund. CAES News
UGA Extension offers income tax assistance through volunteer program
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is available to help residents in more than a dozen counties navigate tax season.
When Kathleen Chumbley Freeman was a student at UGA-Griffin, she served as a student ambassador and president of the campus's student advisory council. Now she has joined the staff of the campus as the program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Kathleen Freeman joins UGA-Griffin as ag school program coordinator
Kathleen Chumbley Freeman has joined the University of Georgia Griffin campus as the academic program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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