With Georgia’s economy still recovering from the downturn and unemployment rates still hovering above 8 percent, the university’s programs are desperately needed to help launch an innovation-driven economy.
Approximately 1,500 to 1,600 4-H and FFA students statewide participate in livestock shows like the ones at this week’s Georgia National Fair. University of Georgia faculty are heavily involved in organizing these events across the state.
On Oct. 1, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognized its staff and faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the college’s teaching, research and Extension missions with the annual D.W. Brooks awards.
When it comes to feeding hay to animals, not all hay is the same. Farmers who grow hay, and those who buy hay for their livestock, rely on a grading system called the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) index to guide them on which hay to buy.
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.