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Despite rains from hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, the coast of Georgia was rated abnormally dry by the U.S. Drought Monitor by the end of November. CAES News
Despite rains from hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, the coast of Georgia was rated abnormally dry by the U.S. Drought Monitor by the end of November.
Fall Drought
Weather conditions were warmer and drier than normal across most of the state during November, causing drought and extremely dry conditions to again expand across Georgia.
Rye and clover grow side by side in a research plot on cover crops at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville. CAES News
Rye and clover grow side by side in a research plot on cover crops at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville.
Cover Crops
Georgia’s recent drought led University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter to caution farmers about planting cover crops this winter.
A view from above the corn maze at Rutland Farms in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
A view from above the corn maze at Rutland Farms in Tifton, Georgia.
GPS Technology
Students in the University of Georgia Tifton Campus’ “Principles of Precision Agriculture” class are learning GPS technology. In doing so, the students helped to map out two south Georgia corn mazes.
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state's largest industry.
 
Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 2017 seminar series will be held in Macon, Marietta, Carrollton, Tifton, Bainbridge, Lyons, Waynesboro and Athens. Registration for the series is now open at georgiaagforecast.com. CAES News
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state's largest industry.
 
Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 2017 seminar series will be held in Macon, Marietta, Carrollton, Tifton, Bainbridge, Lyons, Waynesboro and Athens. Registration for the series is now open at georgiaagforecast.com.
Ag Forecast 2017
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state’s largest industry.
A graduate student from the second cohort of UGA's Sustainable Food System Initiative fellowship program presents his research at a year-end symposium in April. CAES News
A graduate student from the second cohort of UGA's Sustainable Food System Initiative fellowship program presents his research at a year-end symposium in April.
Sustainable Food Systems
The University of Georgia Sustainable Food Systems Initiative has awarded three interdisciplinary teams of faculty with the initiative’s third round of Sustainable Food Systems Fellowships.
CAES News
Heifer International
Heifer International is well-known around the world for helping connect small-holder farmers with livestock to lift families and entire communities out of severe poverty.
UGA Regents Professor Andrew Paterson is leading an international team working toward sustainable intensification of sorghum production. CAES News
UGA Regents Professor Andrew Paterson is leading an international team working toward sustainable intensification of sorghum production.
Drought Tolerant Sorghum
When University of Georgia plant geneticist Andrew Paterson began searching for lines of sorghum that might survive in some of the most parched places in the world, he didn’t plant trials in the desert.
A garden hoe lies in a pile of fresh compost. CAES News
A garden hoe lies in a pile of fresh compost.
Organic Gardening
Organic gardening has become quite popular among gardeners, but a considerable confusion exists about what organic gardening is and what it is not.
UGA President Jere Morehead and UGA CAES Dean Sam Pardue pose for a picture with Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick and his wife, Paula. CAES News
UGA President Jere Morehead and UGA CAES Dean Sam Pardue pose for a picture with Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick and his wife, Paula.
Sunbelt 2016
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and other UGA administrators celebrated the opening of the 2016 Sunbelt Agricultural Expo by visiting the trade show Oct. 18 in Moultrie, Georgia.
Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick examines a soy bean plant with Screven County Extension coordinator Ray Hicks. Hicks and McCormick have worked together for more than 20 years. CAES News
Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick examines a soy bean plant with Screven County Extension coordinator Ray Hicks. Hicks and McCormick have worked together for more than 20 years.
Farmer of the Year
All successful farmers have the curiosity of a scientist in them. For John McCormick, Georgia’s 2016 Farmer of the Year, that curiosity has helped make his farm one of the most successful in the state.