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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.
Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year CAES News
Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year
Pollinator Plants
Native plants are the best habitat and food source for pollinators but they can be hard to find at garden centers or hardware stores.
A team of food industry experts and grocery buyers selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia's 2019 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. CAES News
A team of food industry experts and grocery buyers selected 33 products to compete in the final round of the University of Georgia's 2019 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.
Flavor of Georgia
There’s no magic recipe for success, but there is a time-proven secret ingredient: the Flavor of Georgia food product contest.
Whether you're looking for a host or hostess gift for something for you secret Santa, UGA's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest has some great recommendations. Visit flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu for more information. CAES News
Whether you're looking for a host or hostess gift for something for you secret Santa, UGA's Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest has some great recommendations. Visit flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu for more information.
Local Gifts
Shop Flavor of Georgia products to find something for everyone on your shopping list or for your holiday party. Good taste never goes out of style, and there’s something that will appeal to all your friends and family.
Will Secor, assistant professor at the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, conducts research that connects the larger global and national policy landscape to their impact of individual farmers and farm businesses CAES News
Will Secor, assistant professor at the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, conducts research that connects the larger global and national policy landscape to their impact of individual farmers and farm businesses
Focus on Management
William Secor, assistant professor at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has built his career by analyzing the big business of small towns.
4-H'ers pose for a photo in the Life 101 conference held in north Georgia in 2019. Front; from left, Justin Murrillo, Carlos Perez, Maria Perez, Emily Nunez, Sara Wood, Savannah Griffin, Casey Page; middle row, from left, A.J. Reid, Colton Jones, Walker Jones, Jacob Lea, Garv Patel, Meah Hobbs, Danny Angeles, Collin Devlin; back row, from left, Ethan Hooker, Angelina Galvin, Adrianna Hernandez, Kevin Murrillo, Ashlyn Williams and Gabe Blackburn. CAES News
4-H'ers pose for a photo in the Life 101 conference held in north Georgia in 2019. Front; from left, Justin Murrillo, Carlos Perez, Maria Perez, Emily Nunez, Sara Wood, Savannah Griffin, Casey Page; middle row, from left, A.J. Reid, Colton Jones, Walker Jones, Jacob Lea, Garv Patel, Meah Hobbs, Danny Angeles, Collin Devlin; back row, from left, Ethan Hooker, Angelina Galvin, Adrianna Hernandez, Kevin Murrillo, Ashlyn Williams and Gabe Blackburn.
"Life 101"
Two University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices in rural counties in north and south Georgia are helping 4-H’ers realize the importance of financial literacy.
As of Aug. 1, Professor Jeffrey Dorfman is serving as the state fiscal economist of Georgia. CAES News
As of Aug. 1, Professor Jeffrey Dorfman is serving as the state fiscal economist of Georgia.
State Fiscal Economist
For three decades, University of Georgia students have relied on Professor Jeffrey Dorfman to help them apply sound economic reasoning to the world outside their classroom. As of Aug. 1, Dorfman is applying that economic reasoning to real-world problems and situations in the policy arena as the state fiscal economist of Georgia.
John Salazar joined UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on May 1 as coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ new hospitality and food industry management major. CAES News
John Salazar joined UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on May 1 as coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ new hospitality and food industry management major.
Hospitality Major
After years of teaching and researching hospitality industry management at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, John Salazar knows hospitality is as much a science as it is an art.
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.