The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced on Oct. 15 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. The overall winner was Yon Family Farms from Ridge Spring, South Carolina. CAES News
The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced on Oct. 15 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. The overall winner was Yon Family Farms from Ridge Spring, South Carolina.
Hay Contest
A record 380 entries were submitted in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC), and the grand prize was awarded to Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, South Carolina. The winner received $1,000 from Massey Ferguson and the choice of the use of a new Massey Ferguson DM Series disc mower or RK Series rotary rake for next year’s hay production season.
Kilowatt, the newest bulldog statue, is stationed behind the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center thanks to Georgia Power. CAES News
Kilowatt, the newest bulldog statue, is stationed behind the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center thanks to Georgia Power.
Bulldog Statues
Colorful bulldog statues have popped up all around Tifton, Georgia — from downtown to a variety of popular local businesses — to encourage support for the University of Georgia Tifton campus as part of the “Call the Dawgs to Tifton” initiative.
From right, UGA-Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West, UGA Provost S. Jack Hu and Tidewater representatives pose for a picture in front of one of the tractors donated to UGA-Tifton this fall. CAES News
From right, UGA-Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West, UGA Provost S. Jack Hu and Tidewater representatives pose for a picture in front of one of the tractors donated to UGA-Tifton this fall.
Tidewater Partnership
A partnership between Tidewater Equipment Company and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has led to the UGA Tifton campus receiving two tractors to aid with field research this fall.
Blueberries are about to be harvested in this 2015 file photo on a UGA farm in Alapaha, Georgia. CAES News
Blueberries are about to be harvested in this 2015 file photo on a UGA farm in Alapaha, Georgia.
Blueberry Disease
A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. 
This picture shows tomato spotted wilt virus damage in peanuts in 2011. CAES News
This picture shows tomato spotted wilt virus damage in peanuts in 2011.
TSWV
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait cautions Georgia peanut producers in the midst of harvesting this year’s crop that it’s never too early to look ahead to 2020, especially with regards to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
UGA scientists Glen Harris and Henry Sintim bag harvested peanuts on Oct. 1 at the plant sciences farm on the UGA Tifton campus.
Peanut Harvest
Peanut harvest season in Sylvester, Georgia, is more than just farmers digging up the fruits of their labor. It’s a time of celebration for agriculture, the sector that drives the economic footprint in this rural community.
Angelos Deltsidis, who is originally from Greece, earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida. In his new position at UGA, he'll show how commodities thrive under different storage conditions, temperatures and atmospheres. CAES News
Angelos Deltsidis, who is originally from Greece, earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida. In his new position at UGA, he'll show how commodities thrive under different storage conditions, temperatures and atmospheres.
Postharvest Specialist
The newest crop specialist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus hopes to help Georgia fruit and vegetable farmers extend the shelf life of their produce after harvest.
The 2019 UGA-Tifton student ambassadors pose for a picture in front of campus. CAES News
The 2019 UGA-Tifton student ambassadors pose for a picture in front of campus.
Fall Ambassadors
The University of Georgia Tifton campus has 11 student ambassadors who are representing the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2019-2020 academic year.
UGA's Adam Rabinowitz, peanut economist on the UGA Tifton campus, speaks during the 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast meeting in Bainbridge, Georgia. CAES News
UGA's Adam Rabinowitz, peanut economist on the UGA Tifton campus, speaks during the 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast meeting in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Producer Meetings
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia from Oct. 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs.