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Georgia Agricultural Links

 

 

 

 

COMMODITY GROUPS

 

CROP GROUPS

 

Georgia Blueberry Commission

Georgia Blueberry CommissionGeorgia has the longest blueberry growing season in the nation. The Commission was formed in 2009 to support research, education and promotion programs for the state’s blueberry growers.

 

Georgia Cotton Commission

The Commission is a producer-funded organization set up to invest in programs of research, promotion and education, on behalf of the cotton producers.

 

Georgia Forestry Association

For 100 years, GFA has been the "voice of forestry," working to educate business, environmental and political leaders about responsible forest management practices, reforestation, benefits derived from forestry and landowner rights. GFA also provides a diverse resource of technical information that can help you better grow your forestry investment.

 

Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

GFVGA logoThe GFVGA provides programs and services to it's membership designed to increase production efficiencies, provide educational opportunities, promote new markets monitor legislation, encourage applied research and improve communications among G.F.V.G.A. members and industry suppliers.

 

Georgia Green Industry Association

Promoting and advancing the economic and environmental benefits of Georgia's Horticulture Industry

 

Georgia Peach Council

The Georgia Peach Commission is dedicated to providing fun and exciting events to bring our surrounding community closer together.

 

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Georgia Peanut Commission

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanuts was established in 1961 under the Commodities Promotion Act. The Commission conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education.

 

Georgia Pecan Commission

The Commission funds research, educational and promotional programs in order to increase awareness and raise demand for Georgia pecans.

 

Georgia Pecan Growers Commission

The goal of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association is to encourage research, education, health benefits and promotion of all phases of production and marketing in the interest of pecan growers in the increasing global market.

 

Georgia Strawberry Growers Association

Supporting the state's strawberry growers

 

Georgia Watermelon Association

Supporting hte state's watermelon industry.

 

 

LIVESTOCK GROUPS

 

 

Georgia Beef Board

ga beef logoWorking for the beef producers of Georgia, and funded by beef producers through the Beef Checkoff.

 

Georgia Cattlemen's Association

The Georgia Cattlemen 's mission is to unite cattle producers to advance the economic, political and social interests of Georgia's cattle industry.

 

Georgia Cattlewomen's Association

GA Cattlewomen's LogoServing and promoting Georgia's Beef Industry through chapters across the state. Georgia Cattlewomen take part in multiple activities throughout the year, as well as assisting with the activities of the Georgia Beef Board.

 

Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association

ga jc locoTheir purpose is to prepare the members of the junior association for membership and leadership in the Georgia Cattlemen's Association, and to offer educational opportunities to prepare them to become industry leaders.

 

Georgia Milk Producers

Georgia Milk Producers is a producer-funded organization located in Watkinsville, Georgia. Georgia's dairy producers vote, by referendum, every three years to maintain it's operation. Georgia Milk's main objective is to educate dairymen and governing officials on all issues, such as legislation, environmental regulations, animal health and milk pricing/Federal Orders, affecting Georgia’s dairy industry.

 

Georgia Egg Commission

The Georgia Egg Commission was begun in 1961 for the purpose of promotion, education, and research.

 

Georgia Dairy Goat Breeders Association

The association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping owners of dairy goats, and to the improvement of all dairy goat breeds.

 

 

 

NUTRITION LINKS

 

 

 

ChooseMyPlate.gov

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.

 

 

 

GOVERNMENT

 

 

Georgia Department of Agriculture

The Georgia Department of Agriculture administers a variety of programs which all have a primary goal - to maintain the state's viable farm industry and protect the consuming public.

 

 

Georgia Forestry Commission

GFC logoState agency responsible for providing leadership, service, and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia's forest resources. Based in Dry Branch, Georgia, southeast of Macon, the commission has district and county offices are located throughout the state.

 

 

 

OTHER GROUPS

 

 

 

UGA - College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES)

UGA Arch logoThe CAES is one of the oldest and among the best U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations and its statewide network of Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of the CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia.

 

UGA Cooperative Extension Service

The mission of UGA Cooperative Extension is to extend lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families. County Extension agents help keep farmers abreast of the latest agricultural technology, research and marketing strategies. Some agents help parents cope with the pressures of balancing home, work and children; others help keep families healthy with information on nutrition and food safety.

 

UGA Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Griffin Campus) - Weather School

The goal of this project is to bring educational materials together for immediate use in the classroom through one web portal. You will find original material developed at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agriculture and Environmental Science as well as links and references to other great sites for additional information and for which we have authored materials for use with those interactive sites.

 

Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network

The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network was established in 1991 by UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The objective of the AEMN is to collect reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications. A system of 78 stations monitors air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed & direction, soil temperature, atmospheric pressure, and soil moisture.

 

Georgia Agricultural Education

Resources for educators and the general public, maintained by the Georgia Department of Education.

 

Georgia FFA Association

FFA logoFFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Georgia Agribusiness Council

The Georgia Agribusiness Council mission is "To Advance the Business of Agriculture and Promote Environmental Stewardship to Enhance the Quality of Life for All Georgians." The Council provides a forum for the entire agricultural industry to share views, develop understanding and work on issues of common concern.

 

Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry

Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) develops individuals within agriculture and natural resources to become more effective spokespeople for their industries, establish strong allegiances across the state and nation and further develop their leadership skills.

 

Georgia Grown Fun

Promotes the wide range of delicious fruits and vegetables grown right here in Georgia.

 

Georgia Made Georgia Grown

Site designed to spotlight items made in Georgia, products grown or raised in Georgia and entertainment performed by Georgia residents.

 

Georgia Organics

Georgia Organics is a member supported non-profit organization working to integrate healthy, sustainable and locally grown food into the lives of all Georgians.

 

 

 

NATIONAL AGRICULTURE LINKS

 

 

 

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness, understanding, and a positive public perception of agriculture through education.

 

 

Food Dialogues

This project is from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), an alliance consisting of a wide range of prominent farmer- and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners. The puropse of USFRA and Food Dialogues is to lead the dialogue and answer Americans’ questions about howfarmers and ranchers raise our food - while being stewards of the environment, responsibly caring for their animals and maintaining strong businesses and communities.