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UGA Crop Quality Lab manager Daniel Jackson with a load of research samples from the Vidalia Onion Research Center. CAES News
Onion Testing
This spring when southeast Georgia farmers started pulling their signature sweet Vidalia onions out of the ground, Daniel Jackson and his staff were preparing their lab for the coming onion onslaught.
Georgia's Vidalia onions are available to purchase now. To keep their sweet taste around all year long, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety experts say to store them in the freezer. CAES News
Onion Crop
Despite a frigid, rain-filled winter, Vidalia onion farmers expect a good, quality crop this season.
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead, left, and Terry England, chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, examine some plants during their tour of the Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton on Wednesday. CAES News
President Morehead Tour
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead assumed his presidential post on July 1. Long before, however, President Morehead expressed a desire to learn more about agriculture, the state’s No. 1 industry.
Vidalia onions growing in Lyons, Ga. CAES News
Perfect Vidalias
Most Vidalia onion lovers choose the Georgia-grown onion because it tastes sweet. University of Georgia scientists are searching for a way to help Vidalia onion farmers guarantee their crop meets consumers’ expectations – sweet, but not too pungent.
Workers at Bland Farms sort Vidalia onions. CAES News
Vidalia Seed Stems
Georgia’s wildly fluctuating temperatures in the first four months of the year played havoc on the state’s signature onion crop.
Green beans grow up a trellis in a Spalding County, Ga., garden. CAES News
Small gardens
Often people with limited or no acreage forgo planting a vegetable garden. This need not be the case, since many vegetable varieties can be planted in small spaces. Using proper cultural practices can also reduce the amount of space you need to grow your own vegetables.
Farmers and members of the general public met in Macon on March 20 to view a listening session in Atlanta on the proposed new food safety act. Lee Lancaster, senior compliance specialist with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is shown explaining how to submit comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CAES News
Food safety act
Concerned Georgia farmers gathered in Atlanta, Macon and Tifton on Wednesday, March 20 to hear a summary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Food Safety Modernization Act. Proposed by Congress, the act was developed in an effort to improve the safety of the nation’s food supply.
Nine University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduates were honored on this year's Bulldog 100 list of the fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. Pictured at the Bulldog 100 event are four of the honorees - Ron Holt, Larry Cunningham, Jack Hartley and Timothy Campbell. CAES News
Bulldog 100 aggies
Nine University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduates were honored on this year’s Bulldog 100 list of the fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.
Georgia's Vidalia onions are available to purchase now. To keep their sweet taste around all year long, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food safety experts say to store them in the freezer. CAES News
Vidalia season
Shoppers across the country crave Georgia’s signature sweet onions, but sometimes they want that sweetness in a smaller package. Georgia’s Vidalia onion farmers have spent their last few growing seasons working to produce smaller versions of their prized onions, which are typically some of the largest onion varieties in the produce department.