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Ag Jobs Abound
The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that over the next five years the annual demand for college graduates in agriculture and food industries will be 57,900 jobs per year. Unfortunately, American agricultural colleges, like the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, only produce about 35,400 graduates per year.
Purdue University Dean of Agriculture Jay T. Akridge,
chairman of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources Policy, congratulates CAES Professor Terence Centner along with CAES Interim Dean Josef Broder at the APLU annual meeting in November. CAES News
APLU Award
Agricultural lawyer Terence Centner’s focus on current issues and his cultivation of thoughtful debate have made him a favorite instructor at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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
Ag Forecast 2016
Good information is the best defense against the unforeseen circumstances — like changing governmental regulations and weather patterns — that can impact agriculture. That’s why the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists kicks off each year with the Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series. There, they present valuable insights into what the upcoming year will hold for the state's largest industry.
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Flavor of Georgia 2016
Whether it’s a specialty sweet treat, small-batch pork sausage or pimento cheese made from Grandma’s secret recipe, the University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest shines the spotlight on the state’s craft foods. Registration for the 2016 Flavor of Georgia contest, which is conducted each year by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is now open.
Walter Ondicho Moturi, Emmanuellah Lekete, Marina Aferiba Tandoh and Yamin Kabir are studying in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences as part of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development fellowship program. CAES News
BHEARD Fellows
Norman Borlaug,1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the leaders the Green Revolution dedicated his career to help ending food scarcity around the world. This fall four agricultural scientists from Africa and Asia are taking up that mantle and continuing his work as part of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program at the University of Georgia.
Two steers graze on sorghum/sudangrass hybrid forage at the UGA Eatonton Beef Research Unit as part of a 2014 study on grass-finished beef forages. CAES News
Farmgate Value Report
Led by increases in forestry and livestock values, Georgia’s agricultural output increased by $484 million in 2014, making agriculture, once again, the largest industry in the state with a value of $14.1 billion. According to the most recent University of Georgia Farmgate Value Report, published earlier this month, the value of Georgia’s livestock and aquaculture industries increased by almost 36 percent from 2013.
UGA President Jere Morehead poses for a picture with Georgia Farmer of the Year James Lyles and wife, Tara, during Tuesday's Farmer of the Year luncheon. Also pictured are Josef Broder, interim dean of the UGA CAES, and Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean for Extension. CAES News
Expo Visit
The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo opened its doors on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to University of Georgia President Jere Morehead, who was one of the event’s first visitors.
Pecans on the ground in an orchard on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. CAES News
Pecan Crop
There will be between 110 and 120 million pounds of pecans harvested this season, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells estimates, making this year’s Georgia pecan crop the best he’s seen in the last three years.
Brad K Hounkpati is shown in his UGA office with images of his lady bug collection shown on his computer screen. CAES News
International Graduate Research
In 2015, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) expanded a program that funds graduate student research travel, with remarkable results.