Published on 11/21/11

UGA to present Ag Forecast Jan. 23-27

By April Reese Sorrow

Agriculture is the food you eat, clothes you wear and the fuel that runs your life. From the local Georgia farm to the globally stocked supermarket, access to safe and affordable products is important. Learn what's ahead for this vital industry at the 2012 Ag Forecast series to be held 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 in Macon, Jan. 24 in Tifton, Jan. 25 in Statesboro, Jan. 26 in Gainesville and Jan. 27 in Carrollton.

Producers, policymakers, agribusiness professionals and consumers will hear the 2012 economic outlook for agriculture from University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences economists. Regional speakers will discuss farm labor issues.

Participants will receive a copy of the 2012 Ag Forecast book, which gives a detailed analysis of each major agricultural product - from broilers to blueberries - produced in Georgia. The UGA CAES, Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture annually present the series. Registration is $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. For more information and to register, visit Registration deadline is Jan. 19.

April R. Sorrow is a science writer with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.

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