Agribusiness and Economic Development News

Center pivot irrigation over south Georgia peanut field. CAES News
Food and fiber production adds $18 billion to Georgia’s economy
According to figures from the newly released Georgia Farm Gate Value Report for 2022, food and fiber production from Georgia’s 159 counties contributes more than $18 billion to the economy statewide. The Georgia Farm Gate Value Report offers a comprehensive analysis of the county-level production value for Georgia commodities. The report is compiled and published by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
UGA agribusiness and community development economist Sharon Kane unveils improved and updated hospitality and tourism data at the 2023 HOST Hospitality and Tourism Summit at UGA in  May. CAES News
UGA captures economic impact of Georgia agriculture
If you’ve ever driven down a rural road lined with fields of cotton plants festooned with fluffy bolls and wondered how much cotton is grown in your county, forget Google — the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development has what you need. Each year experts in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences perform the Sisyphean task of compiling agricultural production data for every commodity produced in the state.

CAES Events

Nominations and applications for the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry Program Class of 2025-2026 will open on June 1! Applications will be accepted through July 31. Participants will be selected through a nomination, application, and interview process. Anyone can serve as a nominator and submit their contact information along with the nominee's contact information with a written statement of support through this form.Prospective candidates should be actively involved in Georgia’s agriculture, forestry, natural resources and/or supporting industries and have demonstrated leadership potential. While there is no minimum education requirement, participants should be able to demonstrate leadership experience, work experience, and a high level of maturity, being the age of 25 years or older. Nominees will be invited to apply, and no more than 40 finalists will be invited to interview for the class.Each class will have up to 25 individuals diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, professional background, and level of experience.
Jun 01
06/01 8:00AM - 07/31 5:00PM AGL Class of 2025-26 Nominations Open https://site.caes.uga.edu/agl/program/
Ongoing
Join us on Tuesday, July 2nd for the Annual Corn Boil and Farm Tour at the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center. Farm tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP by the morning of July 1, 2024, to Brooke Hale by email or call (706) 542-7236.
Jul 02
10:00AM - 2:00PM Annual Corn Boil and Farm Tour J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville, GA
The Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center will host its annual Field Day on Wednesday, July 24th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. A portion of the property will be open for a self-guided tour from 1:15-3:00 p.m. This field day is open to the public.
Jul 24
8:00AM - 3:00PM Georgia Mountain Field Day Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center, Blairsville
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