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J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. CAES News
Food prices
For many years commodity and food prices have been so low it’s been hard for American farmers to make a profit and consequently a decent living for their families. Like any business, no profit means farmers will go out of business, forcing food production overseas.
Nathan Smith is a farm economist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension on the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Guarded optimism
Farming is a volatile business, one with enthusiastic highs matched with devastating falls.
John McKissick gives the 2011 Ag Forecast in Gainesville, Ga., on Monday, Jan. 24. CAES News
Ag Forecast 2011
Georgia farmers are staring at record prices this year for the crops they grow. But high crop prices aren’t good for all, particularly for those who raise animals, said a University of Georgia economist.
Farm workers load trays filled with vegetable transplants onto a truck at a greenhouse in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Agribusiness degree
The new agribusiness major focuses on the “money side” of agriculture, giving students a head start on the diverse management, marketing and financial strategies associated with agriculture, the state’s No. 1 industry.
Ag Forecast 2011 CAES News
Ag Forecast 2011
Agriculture is the food you eat, clothes you wear and the fuel that runs your life. When these products are made locally, it helps communities thrive.
A vegetable field in Tift County is fumigated in preparation for planting. CAES News
Fumigation workshops
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new regulations for on-farm soil fumigation.
Jean Kinsey, a professor at the University of Minnesota, gives the 2010 D.W. Brooks Lecture on "Feeding Billions: Local Solutions or Global Distribution" in Athens, Ga. CAES News
World hunger
Jean Kinsey suggested her 2010 D.W. Brooks Lecture might well have been titled “A Tale of Two Food Cultures.” Her talk this week in Athens, Ga., on “Feeding Billions: Local Solutions or Global Distributions” concluded that sustainably feeding the world will require both.
Georgia Ag Hall of Fame 2010 winners Tal DuVal and Gene Ragan CAES News
DuVall, Ragan honored
Tal DuVall and Gene Ragan, two pioneers in Georgia agriculture, were inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Athens, Ga., Sept. 17. The hall of fame is a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Students register for 2009 UGA Tifton Southwest District Recruitment Event at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Student recruitment
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ students train for careers in food, plant or animal industries, and they get to work directly with the world-renowned scientists who teach them.
Produce on sale at the 2010 Athens Farmers Market. CAES News
UGA local food course
Interest in local food is increasing. But producers lack a distribution system for moving the food and are uncertain about regulations that affect local-food production. A class in Macon, Ga., Nov. 8 will help them figure it all out.