Published on 01/03/08

UGA to host statewide farm forecast

University of Georgia

Anyone who wants the latest information about crop prices, pending U.S. farm and energy policies, weather forecasts or water conservation should attend at least one of the five meetings planned across Georgia the week of Jan. 28.

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host its second annual Ag Forecast Breakfast Series 7 a.m. -10 a.m. Jan. 28 in Rome, Jan. 29 in Gainesville, Jan. 30 in Statesboro, Jan. 31 in Tifton and Feb. 1 in Macon.

Participants will hear from farm experts and get to ask them questions. They’ll receive the 2008 Agricultural Price and Profit Planning Book, a detailed analysis of each major Georgia product, and get breakfast, too.

Co-sponsors are Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

Registration costs $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. For more information or to register, call (706) 542-2434 or visit the Web site

Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.