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Farmers and members of the general public met in Macon on March 20 to view a listening session in Atlanta on the proposed new food safety act. Lee Lancaster, senior compliance specialist with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is shown explaining how to submit comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CAES News
Food safety act
Concerned Georgia farmers gathered in Atlanta, Macon and Tifton on Wednesday, March 20 to hear a summary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new Food Safety Modernization Act. Proposed by Congress, the act was developed in an effort to improve the safety of the nation’s food supply.
Donnie Smith, director of the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness on the UGA campus in Tifton, speaks with members of the Nigerian delegation prior to Tuesday night's supper at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Visiting scientists
A delegation of Nigerian scientists, on a nationwide agricultural tour, visited the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga., and other sites in south Georgia to learn how farmers benefit from research conducted by scientists in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Economy boost
Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report released this week shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South.
The late Herman Talmadge is among the state's agricultural leaders inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame. Talmadge was a farmer, Governor of Georgia and U.S. Senator. He served as an advisor to six presidents, helped create the Georgia Forestry Commission and established timber as a major crop in the state. He also helped form the Farmers' Market system and helped build Rock Eagle 4-H Center by providing matching funds that were combined with money raised by Georgia 4-H'ers. CAES News
Ag Hall of Fame
Georgia's Agricultural Hall of Fame honors farmers, agriculture teachers, research scientists, agriculture commissioners, agribusiness leaders, Extension directors and a host of other agriculture supporters.
Food hubs aggregate produce from small farmers to meet larger produce orders, like those placed by schools, retailers and restaurants. CAES News
Food hub survey
Some Georgia farmers are looking to food hubs as a way to better market their produce and make the process of getting their produce to market more efficiently.
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Gabon's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Fisheries and Rural Development, Julien Nkoghe-Bekale and UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dean J. Scott Angle sign an agreement promising future cooperation on agricultural development projects on Nov. 20. CAES News
Gabon partnership
The government of Gabon has tapped Georgia’s agricultural experts to help the central African nation develop a more self-sufficient agricultural system.
Participants view exhibits at the 2010 Southeast Bioenergy Conference at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Alternative energy conference
From wood pellet and biodiesel production or mining landfills for methane to running county patrol cars and busses on everything from propane to peanut oil — Georgia has become a laboratory for testing new energy technologies.
The 2013 Ag to Port Ag Forecast will focus on Georgia's agricultural exports. CAES News
Farm to port
As emerging international markets for Georgia agricultural products continue to grow, Georgia farmers need to be aware of the impacts the global marketplace can have on their bottom line. This year, in recognition of the growing importance of the global marketplace to Georgia farmers, Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of International Trade Kathe Falls will deliver the keynote talks at the 2013 Ag Forecast series. The Farm-to-Port Ag Forecast will be held in locations across the state Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.
Tax deadline is April 15. UGA Extension offers help to citizens filing returns. CAES News
Tax exemption workshop
Sweeping changes were approved in last year’s House Bill 386 that exempt inputs used in agricultural production from Georgia sales tax collections. For certified producers or farmers this means most of the items they buy to use in agricultural production will be sales tax exempt beginning in 2013.
Locations of existing food hubs and projects or working groups that are trying to develop food hubs in Georgia as of October 2012. CAES News
Georgia's food hubs
A survey of local food hubs in Georgia found that the state already has some working models for providing local produce for growing local markets.