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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.
Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture CAES News
Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture program.
A barrel racing competitor leans her horse into the turn during the Great Southland Stampede Rodeo. CAES News
Southland Stampede Rodeo
UGA’s Block and Bridle club is gearing up for the 38th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, which will roll into Athens, Ga. this weekend, April 19-21.
The former site of Atlanta's traffic court will soon be home to a demonstration farm in the heart of the city. CAES News
Metro-grown produce
A tree may grow in Brooklyn, but fresh vegetables will soon grow in the heart of Atlanta on a plot of land the city’s mayor has designated as an urban farming educational site.
A young visitor to the UGA Pavilion at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 19 learns about giant cockroaches. CAES News
Expo weathers on
Despite an uncomfortable mix of wet, cold and windy weather, North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, marched on this week in Moultrie, Ga. More than 70,000 visitors perused the wears of 1,200 vendors, a North Carolina farmer was tapped as the Southeast’s top and land-grant universities brought their messages to the masses.
Sweet Vidalia onions in a basket at a roadside stand in Tattnall County, Ga. CAES News
Food hubs
Local food hubs may be the next evolution in Georgia’s agricultural industry, turning the state’s largest economic sector into an even larger engine of job creation and rural community revitalization. A meeting is set for Oct. 27 in Athens, Ga., for those who want to support the effort.
Farmers markets, like this one in Athens, Ga., allow consumers to connect directly with local farmers like Todd Lister of Veri Best Farm. A rising interest in local food has made farmers markets and community gardens popular across the state. CAES News
Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are popping up across the state. And as the summer harvest nears, they’ll be offering fresh produce and a chance for patrons to get to know the local farmers who grow their food.