Henry County Student Learn About The Outdoors At Cubihatcha Center
(10/8/2015 1:32:21 PM)
Third-grade students in Henry County, Georgia take a field trip each year to learn about the outdoors. Their destination is the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center in Locust Grove, where they are introduced to many different aspects of agriculture and various outdoor activities. Ray D'Alessio explains.
Fall In North Georgia Means It's Apple Time
(10/8/2015 1:28:20 PM)
Fall brings cool weather and colorful leaves, along with thousands of tourists who flock to North Georgia to see the sites and to taste some of the sweetest apples around. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy visited one of Georgia Farm Bureau's Certified Farm Markets that has a long history with the apple orchards in Gilmer County.
Honeybees and Honeybee Habitats The Focus Of Field Day in Walton County
(10/8/2015 1:25:33 PM)
A field day was held in Walton County recently to educate the public on how to establish and enhance bee habitats. A number of groups came together to put on the event and it was all an effort to help bee populations stay healthy and plentiful. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the story
UGA Hosts Ag Training Class For Women Only
(10/8/2015 1:21:46 PM)
The University of Georgia recently hosted a women's only ag training class. Those who attended the event received hands-on instruction on a variety of different topics around the farm. Damon Jones was at the event and has this story.
TPP finalized, awaits congressional approval
(10/7/2015 10:35:15 AM)
Agreement would reduce tariffs on many agricultural products
GFB implements changes in administrative leadership
(10/7/2015 10:33:13 AM)
PLC payment rate for peanuts established
(10/7/2015 10:31:03 AM)
Marketing year average price for peanuts is $440 per ton.
EPA releases final language on worker protection standards
(10/7/2015 10:30:04 AM)
Training, age and signage standards included in rule.
IRS extends drought sale livestock replacement period
(10/7/2015 10:28:49 AM)
Farmers get an extra year to replenish herds sold because of drought.
USDA Women in Ag infographics
(10/7/2015 10:27:26 AM)
Women's roles in national and state agriculture detailed
Georgia winter wheat production declines
(10/7/2015 10:25:43 AM)
Oat production up, rye production down.
UGA climatologist: El Nino pattern could affect harvest
(10/7/2015 10:24:29 AM)
Expected stormy winter places premium on timely harvest.
Garden At Athens Federal Building Provides Fresh Vegetables For Local Food Bank
(10/2/2015 10:32:58 AM)
There's a small garden at the federal building in downtown Athens, Georgia. The NRCS staff members who tend it donate the vegetables grown there to a local food bank. And they're pretty passionate about being able to help those in need.
Georgia-Based Bottled Water Company Sees Success Through Georgia Grown Program
(10/2/2015 10:31:38 AM)
No need to travel around the world looking for the finest quality drinking water. You can find some of the purest, best water right here in Georgia, bottled by the folks at Southern Beverage in Appling. Their Springtime Water has been a tremendous hit, and they credit the Georgia Grown program with helping make that happen. Ray D'Alessio explains.
Avian Influenza A Major Topic At Georgia Poultry Conference
(10/2/2015 10:30:19 AM)
Georgia is the nation's number one poultry producing state, so anything that threatens the industry is taken very seriously. The greatest threat to the industry right now is Avian Influenza, which was the primary topic during the recent Georgia Poultry Conference in Athens. Kenny Burgamy explains.
Field Day Provides Info To Keep Forests Healthier, Safer and More Profitable
(10/2/2015 10:29:37 AM)
Georgia landowners had an opportunity recently to get out in the woods and learn how to better manage their property. The Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day in Griffin brought together experts from many different areas to share information on how to make Georgia forestlands healthier, safer, and more profitable. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the story.
GFB submits comments on EPA's proposed pesticide rule
(9/30/2015 10:59:59 AM)
Rule would impose additional label restrictions for many commonly used agricultural pesticides.
Senators introduce resolution to nullify EPA WOTUS rule
(9/30/2015 10:58:31 AM)
Isakson, Perdue co-sponsor resolution, blast rule.
State, national FFAs set membership records
(9/30/2015 10:57:07 AM)
Georgia ranks third in statewide FFA membership.
USDA announces grants available for new farmer education
(9/30/2015 10:56:14 AM)
Nonprofits, higher ed institutions can use grant funds to develop programs geared toward educating new and underserved farmers.