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MarketMaker screen shot. CAES News
Georgia MarketMaker
In 2001, the Wills family began selling loaves of all-natural bread to friends in the north Georgia mountains. To grow their business, in 2008, they turned to a marketing tool developed by the University of Georgia. Now, they can’t keep up with demand.
Farm workers load trays filled with vegetable transplants onto a truck at a greenhouse in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Agribusiness degree
The new agribusiness major focuses on the “money side” of agriculture, giving students a head start on the diverse management, marketing and financial strategies associated with agriculture, the state’s No. 1 industry.
Agritourism Conference Nov. 3-5
The 2010 Georgia Agritourism Conference, “Play, Learn, Grow,” will be held Nov. 3 - 5 at the Dillard House in Rabun County, Ga.
Produce on sale at the 2010 Athens Farmers Market. CAES News
UGA local food course
Interest in local food is increasing. But producers lack a distribution system for moving the food and are uncertain about regulations that affect local-food production. A class in Macon, Ga., Nov. 8 will help them figure it all out.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgids suck up the cells from the needles and prevent the tree from transferring water and conducting photosynthesis. The first obvious sign of an infestation is thinning foliage; the needles fall off and the crown starts thinning out. From a distance, trees look gray. CAES News
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Thousands of broken trees line the banks of the Chattooga River. The dead, gray stabs were once evergreen monsters offering shade to trout and picturesque views to visitors. These Eastern hemlocks are native to north Georgia, but they are dying rapidly.
Produce on sale at the 2010 Athens Farmers Market. CAES News
Locally grown
Matthew Roher, chef and owner of Cha Bella restaurant in Savannah, says local is better, and he wants to connect Georgians to local producers of fine food.
Grill Honey, made by Savannah Bee Company, was named Grand Champion at the 2010 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. Diana Smirl accepts the award on behalf of Savannah Bee Company from Gov. Sonny Perdue and culinary experts Jamie Deen (left) and Bobby Deen. CAES News
Flavor Winners
As a young boy, Ted Dennard learned the art of beekeeping. Today, he uses his passion for honey to earn a living. He’s the founder of Savannah Bee Company, which sells pure, raw honey and honey products. His Grill Honey took top prize in the annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest Tuesday in Atlanta.
Caroline Harless poses with her Flat Creek Lodge Aztec Cheddar at the third Flavor of Georgia food product contest. The cheddar won grand prize at the competition. CAES News
Flavor of Georgia

On March 16, the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will reveal the winners of the 2010 Flavor of Georgia contest. As part of Georgia Ag Day, Gov. Sonny Perdue will present awards for top products and a grand prize for the overall winner.

Leyland Cypress trees growing on a Christmas Tree Farm in Nicholson, GA. 7 G's Tree Farm. 
11-11-09 CAES News
Christmas Tree
Many Georgians remember hiking into nearby woods as children to chop down that most iconic of all holiday decorations: the family Christmas tree. These days, a suitable one is less likely found in the backyard. But the experience can still be found, along with that perfect tree, among the acreage at a choose-and-cut tree farm.
Orange Bulldog is an improved pumpkin variety developed from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America with greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. Those original seeds yielded a long flat pumpkin, not one that lends itself to jack-o'-lanterns. So, George Boyhan, Gerald Krewer and retired UGA horticulturist Darbie Granberry made improved selections for adaptation to Georgia conditions. Orange Bulldog made its debut in 2004. Orange Bulldog consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pound per acre in north and South Georgia. Photo George Boyhan holding immature pumpkin taken October 2009. CAES News
Orange Bulldog
Heading to a local pumpkin patch to pick the season’s best is a time-honored fall family activity. Thanks to University of Georgia researchers, a better, Georgia-specific pumpkin is available for carving or baking.