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

Kelsey Fry Legislative, Top Posts, Uncategorized

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 …

How About Another Sweet, Juicy Strawberry, Courtesy of UF/IFAS?

Kelsey Fry Berries, Industry News Release, Strawberry, Top Posts

Feb. 9, 2017 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Vance Whitaker, 813-633-4136, vwhitaker@ufl.edu   GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you bite into a Florida strawberry for Valentine’s Day or National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27, you savor sweetness and juice. That’s what you’ll find in all varieties bred by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers. The …

Georgia Ag Commissioner Discusses Citrus, School Nutrition, Onions

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  “Man, what a great opportunity,” said Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black in regards to the 2017 Georgia Agribusiness Council’s State Legislative Breakfast that was held just steps from the Capitol building in Atlanta. Black  was just one of several elected officials in attendance. Others included: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee …

Children Experience Agriculture Through Destination Ag

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Wesley Langdale, chairman of the Harley Langdale Jr. Foundation, recently spoke about a children’s program called Destination Ag. The Harley Langdale Jr. Foundation is working with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to create this program for pre-k through fifth-grade students. The program aims to show kids the basics of agriculture and the benefits of choosing agriculture as a career. The …

University of Georgia’s Avalon Pecan

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The University of Georgia has been working on a new pecan variety called Avalon. It has been approved for sale and is currently growing in four nurseries in Georgia. Patrick Conner, a University of Georgia professor, highly recommends production of Avalon. The Avalon variety was created in 2000 by cross-breeding two scab-resistant varieties, Gloria Grande and Barton. Avalon was the …

Sugar Farmers Balk at Selling Land for Reservoir

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Sugar, Water

Sugar farmers who own land in an area targeted by Senate President Joe Negron for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee said Monday they won’t be “willing sellers” to the state. The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida intends to deliver a letter Tuesday at a meeting of the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee, which will review a controversial …