Economic experts will talk change at annual Ag Forecast breakfasts

By for CAES News
University of Georgia

The political and economic changes that have swept over the U.S. this year directly affect Georgia agriculture. The 2009 Ag Forecast will give Georgians involved in agriculture and agribusiness a chance to talk about the past and future over breakfast at five different locations across the state in January.

The forecast breakfasts will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Jan. 26 in Dalton, Jan. 27 in Gainesville, Jan. 28 in Statesboro, Jan. 29 in Tifton and Jan. 30 in Macon. The Gainesville breakfast location has changed this year and will be at the Gainesville Civic Center.

Economic experts from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will discuss politics and international programs specific to agriculture and give a crop forecast for ’09.

Participants will receive a copy of the 2009 Agricultural Price and Profit Planning Book. It provides a detailed analysis of each major Georgia agricultural product.

Registration costs $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. For more information, call (706) 542-2434 or visit To register, visit the Web site or call Carla Wood at (706) 583-0347.

Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.