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USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, center, and Georgia delegate Ronni Davis-Frank, right, listen to Maritza Soto Keen, a work session moderator from the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, at the Southern Region Women's Agricultural Leadership Summit on Feb. 8. CAES News
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, center, and Georgia delegate Ronni Davis-Frank, right, listen to Maritza Soto Keen, a work session moderator from the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, at the Southern Region Women's Agricultural Leadership Summit on Feb. 8.
Women's Ag Leadership Summit
More than 150 agricultural leaders from across 13 Southern states and Washington, D.C., convened on the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens on Feb. 8 to discuss how to increase leadership roles for women in agriculture.
Vidalia® Onion Committee Director Susan A. Waters is shown awarding Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame honors to Scott Angle. The former dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was selected for the award based on his contributions to the industry by providing critical crop research and extension programs, Waters said. CAES News
Vidalia® Onion Committee Director Susan A. Waters is shown awarding Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame honors to Scott Angle. The former dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was selected for the award based on his contributions to the industry by providing critical crop research and extension programs, Waters said.
Onion Hall of Fame
J. Scott Angle, former dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been inducted to the Vidalia® Onion Hall of Fame by The Vidalia® Onion Committee. Angle’s induction was announced during the committee’s annual awards banquet held on Feb. 6 at the Hawk's Point Golf Club in Vidalia, Georgia.
A farmer uses his tractor to bushhog a pasture in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
A farmer uses his tractor to bushhog a pasture in Butts County, Ga.
Farm Business Training
The University of Georgia is combining its expertise in agriculture and economic development into a one-day conference later this month.
Pictured is David Riley, entomologist on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Pictured is David Riley, entomologist on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Award Winner
David Riley’s work on the effects of cowpea curculio and other insects on vegetables has earned him the 2016 Recognition Award in Entomology from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
Pictured are three blackberry leaves that have Blackberry Yellow Vein Virus. CAES News
Pictured are three blackberry leaves that have Blackberry Yellow Vein Virus.
Blackberry Viruses
With no chemical treatments to kill viruses in blackberries, University of Georgia plant pathologist Phil Brannen recommends Georgia producers grow tissue-cultured plants.
The 2016 Ag Forecast sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton; Friday, Jan. 22, at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Friday, Jan. 29, at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon. CAES News
The 2016 Ag Forecast sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton; Friday, Jan. 22, at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Friday, Jan. 29, at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon.
Ag Forecast Rescheduled
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has rescheduled its Georgia Ag Forecast seminar at Unicoi State Park in White County, Georgia, for Wednesday, Feb. 17.
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.
2016 Ag Forecast
Georgia’s economy will be on the rise in 2016, fueled by population growth, resurgence of the housing market and major projects across the state, including two new professional sports stadiums planned for metro Atlanta. Georgians can also expect to continue to pay less for a gallon of milk, and for meat producers, exports look encouraging for beef and pork.
The Georgia Peanut Farm Show was held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Thursday, Jan. 21. CAES News
The Georgia Peanut Farm Show was held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Thursday, Jan. 21.
Peanut Farm Show
This year’s peanut yields in Georgia was among the state’s highest, but University of Georgia peanut agronomist Scott Monfort fears that next year’s crop will be vulnerable to increased disease pressure.
The 2016 Ag Forecast sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton; Friday, Jan. 22, at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Friday, Jan. 29, at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon. CAES News
The 2016 Ag Forecast sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrollton; Friday, Jan. 22, at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Monday, Jan. 25, at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Friday, Jan. 29, at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon.
Jan. 22 Ag Forecast Canceled
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Georgia Ag Forecast seminar at Unicoi State Park has been canceled due to potentially hazardous winter weather in White County and north Georgia.
Presented by the UGA Women's Leadership Initiative and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the inaugural Southern Region Women's Agricultural Leadership Summit is scheduled for Feb. 8 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will deliver the keynote address. CAES News
Presented by the UGA Women's Leadership Initiative and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the inaugural Southern Region Women's Agricultural Leadership Summit is scheduled for Feb. 8 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will deliver the keynote address.
Women in Ag
The University of Georgia will host delegates from 13 states during a summit that will shape national policies and programs related to gender equity and leadership development in agriculture.