New Programs for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

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David Bridges, president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia, recently attended Georgia Agribusiness Council’s (GAC) annual supper. He spoke with AgNet Media about ABAC’s newest programs and the college’s relationship with GAC. ABAC launched a new strategic plan this summer. The plan focuses on encouraging academic excellence and helping students graduate on time with minimal debt. It …

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Impacting Agriculture

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Immigrants and citizens showing support for immigrant workers have joined together today for “A Day Without Immigrants.” This protest, which originally began with a pink flyer that was passed around California migrant worker areas, gained momentum via word of mouth and social media. The boycott has reached multiple cities across the nation including Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Boston and Washington, …

50th World Ag Expo in California

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The 50th anniversary World Ag Expo is currently underway at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. There are more than 1400 exhibits, with 26 million square feet of exhibit space. Last year more than 106,340 people visited the expo. The event is the culmination of the hard work of 25 staff members and 1200 volunteers. “It’s really exciting to be chairman …

UGA Advises Farmers to Check Irrigation Systems for Maintenance Issues Now

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By Julia Rodriguez University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Exposed to weather and wildlife during the winter months, irrigation systems can incur a multitude of problems during the growing season if they are not addressed now, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist. “Anything will get worn, damaged or aged from being left …

Georgia Agribusiness Council Welcomes New Member

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The Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) welcomed a new member to its team in late January. Maggie Wooten, a Georgia Southern University graduate, is the council’s new events and member services manager. Wooten was raised on a farm, which sparked her interest in agriculture. She says her sister has also been active in the agriculture industry. She first heard about the …

An Update on Diamondback Moths

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Gary England, a regional specialized Extension agent and director of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, and UF/IFAS Assistant Professor Hugh Smith are starting a second research trial on diamondback moths. In previous seasons, the diamondback moth has been a concern for cabbage, collard greens and Asian vegetables. The main purpose for …

Creating a Healthier Lunchroom in Schools

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Jaclyn Kropp, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, spoke at the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference about research and programs to encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables within the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). NSLP is the second largest food assistance program in the United States and is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Kropp discussed …

Wrap-Up of the 2017 Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Annual Supper

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Members of the Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) met on February 7 for the 2017 GAC Membership Supper and Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The dinner was preceded by a reception for members to mingle. The speakers during the dinner included: GAC Chairman Jimmy Champion, GAC President Bryan Tolar and keynote speaker Wesley Langdale. Langdale spoke about furthering the agricultural education of …