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Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia. CAES News
Hay Contest
This year, farmers from 13 Southeastern states competed to show off their farm’s best hay or baleage in the 2015 Southeastern Hay Contest.
This picture shows the inside of the UGA CAES building at the Sunbelt Expo. CAES News
Sunbelt Ag Expo
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ outreach at the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo and the presence of university, college and UGA Cooperative Extension leaders at the event highlighted Georgia's importance, and UGA's role, in regional and national agriculture.
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.
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
El Niño
An impending El Niño weather pattern could negatively impact Georgia farmers’ abilities to harvest their peanut and cotton crops, according to University of Georgia climatologist Pam Knox.
Andrea Scarrow, UGA Extension Southwest District FACS program development coordinator, speaks during an Annie's Project Workshop held in Albany on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. CAES News
Female farmers
Women own 13.6 percent of America’s active farms and their farms produce almost $13 billion worth of goods each year. Just like male farmers, they need access to business and technical information to help make their farms successful. But while many pride themselves on not needing a “women’s only” class on how to work the land or run a business, many other women simply feel more comfortable learning around other female farmers.
UGA horticulturist Tim Coolong poses for a picture alongside some of the kale he is researching on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Kale
University of Georgia horticulturist Tim Coolong believes a vegetable once considered solely a garnish for salad bars could have a sizeable impact for Georgia’s fall gardeners.
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Forestry Field Day
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are teaming up to host a Southeast Georgia Forestry Field Day and Workshop. Georgia landowners, timber managers and forestry industry personnel are encouraged to attend the free event.
Peanuts are dug at a farm in southwest Georgia during the Georgia Peanut Tour last year. CAES News
Georgia Peanut Tour
The top peanut-producing state in the country showcased its 2015 crop during the annual Georgia Peanut Tour, which was held Sept. 15-17. Tour attendees learned why peanuts are a high-value crop for Georgia farmers.
Pictured is white mold disease on peanuts at a UGA research farm in Tifton, Georgia. CAES News
White Mold
White mold disease has always been a problem for Georgia peanut farmers, according to University of Georgia plant pathologist Tim Brenneman. The disease has been even more of a nuisance due to the hot and humid weather conditions this growing season.