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Fresh vegetables grown organically by an Elijay, Ga., farmer CAES News
Community of Opportunity
University of Georgia Extension is connecting vegetable farmers and impoverished families in Dougherty County, Georgia. The desired results are improved eating habits for this southwest Georgia community and a new market for producers.
Food hubs aggregate produce from small farmers to meet larger produce orders, like those placed by schools, retailers and restaurants. CAES News
Food Hub Plan
The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s food hub, housed in its Rabun County facility, will be the first in the country to leverage a regional food bank’s supply chain to help farmers aggregate and preserve their produce. In partnership with University of Georgia Extension, the organizations will join forces to increase access to local food and local jobs.
Pictured is a tent-like structure used as shading for bell pepper research on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Bell Pepper Shading
University of Georgia horticulturist Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez has found that covering bell peppers with shading nets increases yields, extends the growing season and makes for more attractive fruit.
Michael Rupured headshot CAES News
Loves Teaching Teachers
Michael Rupured, UGA Extension Consumer Economics Specialist and Senior Public Service Associate, has been named the Postsecondary Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences. Rupured was presented the award at the GATFCS annual conference in Savannah earlier this month.
UGA Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield checks bean plants for signs of disease and insects on the UGA campus in Griffin. Westerfield grows vegetables at work to be prepared to answer home gardener questions. He grows them at home for his dinner table. CAES News
Starting Small
Backyard gardeners thinking of turning their hobby into a business should start small, according to University of Georgia consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield.
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015. CAES News
Ag Forecast: Peanuts
University of Georgia agricultural experts will give a forecast of agriculture in the coming year at a series of events set across the state in January. The new year looks bright for Georgia livestock producers, but not for many row crop farmers.
Ryan Crowe debones a chuck at the University of Georgia Meat Science Technology Center on the campus in Athens. Students learn all about meat processing, from harvest to the table, and the public can purchase high quality meats. CAES News
Meat Store
A fully functional harvesting and processing facility, the University of Georgia Meat Science Technology Center is used to facilitate teaching, research and outreach at the university while harvesting and processing 100-140 cattle, 240 hogs and 30 sheep annually.
The Ag Forecast 2015 series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons, Tifton and Macon. Registration for the series is open at www.georgiaagforecast.com. CAES News
2015 Ag Forecast
From new varieties to new technologies and new markets, Georgia’s agricultural landscape is guaranteed to change every year. The University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for the state’s largest industry during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast series.
Rows of forage sorghum regrowth after the first cutting. CAES News
Forage Sorghum

University of Georgia researchers are researching drought-tolerant, alternative forages for the state’s dairy producers to help safeguard their feed supply and save money.