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Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black examines a pumpkin field at Jaemor Farms with farm manager Drew Echols, Rep. Terry England, UGA President Jere Morehead, CAES Dean J. Scott Angle and other officials during the UGA President's Third Annual Farm Tour. CAES News
UGA President's Farm Tour
From vineyards and vegetable patches to state-of-the-art food processing and food safety operations, agriculture in northeast Georgia is made up of a large and diverse set of enterprises.
Georgia agricultural leaders took part in a groundbreaking in July at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie. The groundbreaking was for the new Spotlight State building, which will be constructed in time for the Expo, to be held Oct. 14-16. Participating in the groundbreaking are (from left): Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Scott Angle, Sunbelt Executive Director Chip Blalock, assistant director of the Georgia Development Authority Donald Wilder, professor of horticulture at Fort Valley State, James E. Brown, Brittany Beasley (representing Colombo North America) and ABAC President David Bridges. CAES News
Sunbelt Expo
Georgia will definitely be on the minds of the estimated 90,000 people that will flock to this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo in October.
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
Farm Bill
U.S. Farm Bill education will be the focus of an upcoming series of meetings coordinated by University of Georgia agricultural economists.
Joi Whitaker (standing, far right), a VISTA member serving in Thomas County, helped lead the MLK Day of Service School Supply Drive. CAES News
4-H VISTAs
In its mission to reach youth around the state, Georgia’s 4-H program has found the perfect teammate: AmeriCorps.
Farmer Walter Driggers of Collins, Ga., displays a bunch of collard greens grown on his farm. CAES News
Feeding the Nation
In the near future, there will be a major shift in American agriculture as family farms are passed on to the next generation. Jobs in agriculture are waiting to be filled by young people. The average age of the American farmer is 58-years-old. Nationally, the fastest-growing group of farmers and ranchers is the segment over 65.
Zippy Duvall, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, left, talks with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal at the International Agribusiness Conference and Expo in Savannah on Sept. 25. CAES News
Agricultural Exports
Two Georgia leaders are encouraging the exportation of agricultural products to foreign countries.
Members of this week's pre-conference farm tour pose for a picture on Tuesday at the Claxton Fruit Cake Factory. CAES News
International Agribusiness Conference
Farmers and businesses across the Southeast should be exporting more of their products, says a University of Georgia expert.
Bosede O. Oboh, CEO of ACASC Farms and president of Fate Foundation Alumni Association, learns about pecans at Rutland Farms. Oboh, who is from Nigeria, traveled with other African representatives to the UGA campus in Tifton as part of a State Department program to learn about agriculture in the United States. CAES News
UGA, agriculture and Africa
Farmers, entrepreneurs and policymakers — representing 13 different African nations from Mauritania to South Africa — visited the University of Georgia campus in Tifton to learn about farming practices, research and government programs supporting agriculture in Georgia.
UGA Forage Extension Specialist Dennis Hancock talks about interplanting alfalfa in a bermudagrass pasture at the 2012 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. CAES News
Field Day showcases the very latest in seeds, technology and UGA brainpower
On July 12, trams full of farmers, business administrators and reporters toured trial plots at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day, where University of Georgia agricultural experts discussed the latest scientific research for South Georgia.
Fresh vegetables at a vendor stand at the Athens Farmers Market in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Insects at the farmers market shouldn't bug you out.
Farmers markets offer the best of local, fresh produce throughout Georgia. But all those mouth-watering vegetables straight from the field sometimes come with slimy little surprises — bugs.