Georgia Farm to Table Source Show Expected to Set Records

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Before becoming the farm to school coordinator for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Misty Friedman was a school nutrition director. There, she saw the need to bring school nutrition directors in direct contact with local vendors to supply a reliable Georgia-grown meal to students. Thus, the Farm to Table Source Show was born three years ago. Now, Friedman works closely …

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 …