Published on 02/06/14

Snowed-out Georgia Ag Forecast in Tifton and Cartersville rescheduled

By Merritt Melancon

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Georgia Ag Forecast seminars in Cartersville and Tifton, which were canceled because of inclement weather the last week of January, have been rescheduled.

This year’s Georgia Ag Forecast seminar in Tifton, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, has been rescheduled to Feb. 28 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The breakfast seminar will be held at the UGA Tifton Conference Center as previously scheduled. Registration will open at 7 a.m. with breakfast being served at 7:30 a.m.

The Ag Forecast seminar in Cartersville, originally scheduled for Jan. 31, has been rescheduled for March 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with lunch following. The seminar will be held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, as originally scheduled. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m.

As part of the annual Ag Forecast seminar series, UGA economists explain the factors that will influence the state’s largest industry in the coming growing season. In addition to information about commodity markets and yields, the economists link agricultural trends to the state’s economic health as a whole.

Farm succession planning will also be addressed at these seminars. Macon attorney Will Thompson will serve as guest speaker for this segment and will offer advice for farmers and landowners on how to best pass land and businesses to the next generation.

For information about registering for the seminars or about transferring registration from the originally scheduled seminars, visit .

Merritt Melancon is a public relations manager with UGA's Terry College of Business and previously served as a public relations coordinator for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Extension.

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