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Small flocks of chicken can provide families with eggs, meat and hours of entertainment. CAES News
Small flocks of chicken can provide families with eggs, meat and hours of entertainment.
Backyard Chickens
UGA Extension in Forsyth County is launching a series of intensive summer workshops for those who raise or who would like to raise backyard chickens. The classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 4, 11, 18 and 25 in Cumming. Pre-registration is required and each class costs $5.
UGA Extension poultry housing expert Mike Czarick speaks to a full house at a recent Poultry House Ventilation Workshop. CAES News
UGA Extension poultry housing expert Mike Czarick speaks to a full house at a recent Poultry House Ventilation Workshop.
Poultry House Ventilation

Poultry producers from 14 states and 16 countries converged on the Oconee County Civic Center this week to learn how to keep their chickens cool this summer.

Beef cattle graze in a pasture at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Beef cattle graze in a pasture at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga.
Beef Cattle Update
Georgia cattle farmers, with both large- and small-scale operations, will learn useful, research-based information at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day Thursday, April 16 in Blairsville, Georgia.
Chickens lay eggs in a laboratory on the University of Georgia main campus in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Chickens lay eggs in a laboratory on the University of Georgia main campus in Athens, Ga.
Valuable Litter
Claudia Dunkley’s colleagues at the University of Georgia help the state’s poultry farmers grow chickens more efficiently. Dunkley helps them handle one of the industry’s biggest, and often underappreciated, byproducts – chicken litter.
A new grant-funded collaboration between the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Fort Valley State University, AgSouth Farm Credit and Georgia Organics will provide training to beginning farmers in Georgia to help them build their farms into sustainable and profitable businesses. CAES News
A new grant-funded collaboration between the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Fort Valley State University, AgSouth Farm Credit and Georgia Organics will provide training to beginning farmers in Georgia to help them build their farms into sustainable and profitable businesses.
Beginning Farmers
Starting in October, a new training program will offer beginning and young farmers crash courses in business planning, vegetable and fruit production and goat husbandry to provide them with a strong foundation to help grow their new businesses.
Beef cattle graze in a pasture at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Beef cattle graze in a pasture at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga.
Double Crop Baleage
University of Georgia Extension agent Mark Frye helps save Georgia cattlemen money while providing cattle a better diet.
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015. CAES News
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015.
Ag Forecast
One of the state’s leading counties in row crop production received bleak news about commodity prices during a 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast event held Thursday, Jan. 22.
Pictured are in-line feeders delivered by AgrAbility to a farmer in Fitzgerald. CAES News
Pictured are in-line feeders delivered by AgrAbility to a farmer in Fitzgerald.
AgrAbility Program
A small-town Georgia farmer, George Burke of Fitzgerald, counts his blessings for the much-needed assistance he received from the National AgrAbility Project, a program that helps physically disabled farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers.
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015. CAES News
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015.
Ag Forecast: Peanuts
University of Georgia agricultural experts will give a forecast of agriculture in the coming year at a series of events set across the state in January. The new year looks bright for Georgia livestock producers, but not for many row crop farmers.
Animal and Dairy Sciences major Amy Harding offers hay to one of the UGA Dairy Teaching Dairy's new Jersey heifers. CAES News
Animal and Dairy Sciences major Amy Harding offers hay to one of the UGA Dairy Teaching Dairy's new Jersey heifers.
Jersey Cattle
For those who haven’t spent much time with dairy cattle, cows may seem like a pretty predictable bunch.