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Critical pesticide application training for pest control professionals and producers will go online for 2020. CAES News
Critical pesticide application training for pest control professionals and producers will go online for 2020.
Pesticide trainings stay virtual
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are partnering to offer the Using Pesticides Wisely training program in a virtual format again this year.
Biosecurity expert and plant pathology alumna Ada Bacetty poses with UGA adjunct professor Charles Bacon after her 2008 graduation. (contributed) CAES News
Biosecurity expert and plant pathology alumna Ada Bacetty poses with UGA adjunct professor Charles Bacon after her 2008 graduation. (contributed)
Shattered Ceilings
Speaking at the University of Georgia for the first time since graduating in 2008, U.S. Department of Defense's Ada Bacetty presented the “Shattered Ceilings” seminar to the campus community — an engaging conversation about breaking through barriers in pursuit of diversity and inclusion.
UGA researchers will evaluate the impact that detailed flood risk information has on home prices in high-risk zones, the purchase of flood insurance policies and community-level risk mitigation actions. They will also try to determine how communities use different types of flood risk information and how those sources influence their perceptions of flood risk. CAES News
UGA researchers will evaluate the impact that detailed flood risk information has on home prices in high-risk zones, the purchase of flood insurance policies and community-level risk mitigation actions. They will also try to determine how communities use different types of flood risk information and how those sources influence their perceptions of flood risk.
Flood Risks
As residents across the state deal with periods of flood-level rainfall, University of Georgia researchers announce a partnership that will enable them to share flood risk data with other scientists across the U.S.
Decatur County farmer Bobby Barber, Jr., tells local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Nan Bostick about the day Hurricane Michael struck his farm. Bostick joined the Extension office last spring says the farmers in her county have shown her that they are resilient, positive, and are going to start over and do everything they can to be even better. "We might be bruised, but we are not broken,” she said. CAES News
Decatur County farmer Bobby Barber, Jr., tells local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Nan Bostick about the day Hurricane Michael struck his farm. Bostick joined the Extension office last spring says the farmers in her county have shown her that they are resilient, positive, and are going to start over and do everything they can to be even better. "We might be bruised, but we are not broken,” she said.
Rural Stress
Much like their counterparts across the nation, farmers in Georgia have experienced increased rates of suicide and stress over the last decade. To help curb these statistics, University of Georgia faculty are working to understand the causes of rural stress and to build systems that can help rural communities support community members in crisis.
Pine trees toppled over after Hurricane Michael in Wilcox County, Georgia. CAES News
Pine trees toppled over after Hurricane Michael in Wilcox County, Georgia.
No Relief
Agricultural producers in the region damaged most by Hurricane Michael are struggling to recover from this disaster without additional federal assistance, even as the 2019 spring planting season is now fully underway. A recent survey of Cooperative Extension county agents in Florida and Georgia showed that there is a great deal of continued uncertainty about future production in affected areas.
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state's largest industry.
 
Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 2017 seminar series will be held in Macon, Marietta, Carrollton, Tifton, Bainbridge, Lyons, Waynesboro and Athens. Registration for the series is now open at georgiaagforecast.com. CAES News
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state's largest industry.
 
Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 2017 seminar series will be held in Macon, Marietta, Carrollton, Tifton, Bainbridge, Lyons, Waynesboro and Athens. Registration for the series is now open at georgiaagforecast.com.
Ag Forecast 2017
The Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 18-27. University of Georgia agricultural economists will present insights into the latest market and regulatory conditions for the state’s largest industry.
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Ag Hall of Fame
The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame has two new members: former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and the late Thomas Richard Breedlove Sr., a pioneering northeast Georgia dairy farmer. Breedlove and Chambliss were inducted Sept. 25 as part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony.
Michael Rupured headshot CAES News
Michael Rupured headshot
Loves Teaching Teachers
Michael Rupured, UGA Extension Consumer Economics Specialist and Senior Public Service Associate, has been named the Postsecondary Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences. Rupured was presented the award at the GATFCS annual conference in Savannah earlier this month.
Pictured are dairy cattle on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Pictured are dairy cattle on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Dairy farmer protection
To help Georgia dairymen understand new regulations handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), University of Georgia Extension has scheduled an educational session for Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the McGill Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington, Ga.