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UGA AGL participants Stan Deal, Ashley Buford, Lanie Riner, Shane Boyer and Jeff Jordan visit with Georgia State Sen. Frank Gin, of Danielsville, Georgia.(Photo by Lauren Griffeth) CAES News
AGL at the Capital
Midway through Georgia’s legislative session there’s a buzz around the Georgia State Capitol in downtown Atlanta. Crowds of lawmakers, engaged citizens and lobbyists come in from across the state to help conduct the state’s business each day, and this week they were joined by 25 up-and-coming leaders in the agriculture and forestry industries.
Pictured is a dry land peanut field in east Tift County on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. CAES News
Peanut Planting
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort insists that poor peanut plant stands in Georgia may not necessarily be due to seed quality.
Here is a picture of a  peach tree orchard. CAES News
Peach Pest Management
University of Georgia plant pathologist Phil Brannen is concerned that Georgia peach growers can’t tell the difference between phony peach disease and weevil or nematode damage. A consequence could be that farmers unnecessarily destroy trees and potential fruit.
USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, center, and Georgia delegate Ronni Davis-Frank, right, listen to Maritza Soto Keen, a work session moderator from the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, at the Southern Region Women's Agricultural Leadership Summit on Feb. 8. CAES News
Women's Ag Leadership Summit
More than 150 agricultural leaders from across 13 Southern states and Washington, D.C., convened on the University of Georgia’s campus in Athens on Feb. 8 to discuss how to increase leadership roles for women in agriculture.
Vidalia® Onion Committee Director Susan A. Waters is shown awarding Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame honors to Scott Angle. The former dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was selected for the award based on his contributions to the industry by providing critical crop research and extension programs, Waters said. CAES News
Onion Hall of Fame
J. Scott Angle, former dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been inducted to the Vidalia® Onion Hall of Fame by The Vidalia® Onion Committee. Angle’s induction was announced during the committee’s annual awards banquet held on Feb. 6 at the Hawk's Point Golf Club in Vidalia, Georgia.
A farmer uses his tractor to bushhog a pasture in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Farm Business Training
The University of Georgia is combining its expertise in agriculture and economic development into a one-day conference later this month.
Pictured is David Riley, entomologist on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Award Winner
David Riley’s work on the effects of cowpea curculio and other insects on vegetables has earned him the 2016 Recognition Award in Entomology from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America.
Pictured are three blackberry leaves that have Blackberry Yellow Vein Virus. CAES News
Blackberry Viruses
With no chemical treatments to kill viruses in blackberries, University of Georgia plant pathologist Phil Brannen recommends Georgia producers grow tissue-cultured plants.
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 Rescheduled
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has rescheduled its Georgia Ag Forecast seminar at Unicoi State Park in White County, Georgia, for Wednesday, Feb. 17.