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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.
Freshly picked blueberries sit in baskets at the University of Georgia horticulture farm in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Blueberry time in Georgia
It’s time to dust off those killer pie and muffin recipes. Georgia’s blueberry season is in full swing.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Free finance classes
Before starting a business, it’s essential that entrepreneurs have their personal finances in order, said University of Georgia consumer economics specialist Michael Rupured. He and other faculty in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences will be offering workshops on personal finance throughout Georgia during the next several months
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Pricey overdrafts
Balancing your checkbook each month can save you money. When there isn’t enough money in your checking account to cover a payment, you will be charged high fees by both the financial institution and the grocery store.
Agribusiness lawyer Nowell Berreth speaks at the Georgia Ag Forecast in Macon, Ga., on Jan. 23, 2012. CAES News
Georgia Ag Forecast 2012
Georgians can expect to pay more at the supermarket in 2012. This is good news for peanut and pecan farmers who can expect record prices for their crops.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Money resolutions
Holiday spending excesses lead many people to resolve to handle money differently in the coming year. All too often, budgeting resolutions fall by the wayside before Groundhog Day. When curbing excess spending sounds like a painful exercise in self-denial, is it any wonder so many people fail to keep budgeting resolutions?
The 2012 Ag Forecast series will be held 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 in Macon, Jan. 24 in Tifton, Jan. 25 in Statesboro, Jan. 26 in Gainesville and Jan. 27 in Carrollton. CAES News
Ag forecast
Will it cost more to feed families in Georgia this year? Do farmers expect high yields? Will poultry still rule the roost in Georgia? These and many more agricultural questions will be answered at the sixth annual Ag Forecast Series set for the week of Jan. 23-27.
Blueberries sit in baskets at the UGA organic research farm. Photo taken July 23, 2008 in Watkinsville, Ga. CAES News
Thrifty shopping
Clipping coupons and thrifty shopping are back in style. Reality shows and specialty blogs feature super coupon users who pay pennies on the dollar at the grocery store. Spending an hour or two preparing to shop before you head to the store can help you save money.
A toddler sits under a Christmas tree surrounded by presents CAES News
Smart holiday shopping
After the Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie have been reduced to leftovers, football games are over, and the guests have headed home, the holiday shopping season officially begins. Serious shoppers sort through mountains of advertisements to plan for the big day. For many bargain hunters, holiday sales the day after Thanksgiving really get the adrenaline going.