UGA Extension agent working to help save Georgia cattlemen money

 By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of Georgia Extension agent Mark Frye helps save Georgia cattlemen money while providing cattle a better diet. In 2010, the Wayne County agricultural and natural resources agent set out to discover whether double crop baleage was a viable option for all farmers. […]

UGA Extension trying to solve fusarium wilt problem in watermelons

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Fusarium wilt reduces watermelon yields in Georgia fields. A University of Georgia Extension agent in one of the state’s most prolific watermelon-producing counties is searching for a way to help save the melons and the farmers’ profits. “I want to find a good […]

UGA entomologist says proper corn storage can lead to better market prices

By Jordan Hill   University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Farmers usually rush to get their crops to market to get the best price, but if stored properly, field corn held for eight to nine months brings higher prices than recently harvested corn, according to a University of Georgia expert. “Corn and […]

Blueberry specialist, ag engineer help blueberry farmers with improved spraying techniques

By Jordan Hill   University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences A University of Georgia blueberry specialist and agricultural engineer are equipping southeast Georgia blueberry growers with knowledge about improved spraying techniques to help manage the crop and keep Georgia at No. 1 in blueberry production. Renee Holland, University of Georgia Extension blueberry […]

AgrAbility program helps Georgia farmer in need

By Jordan Hill   University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences A small-town Georgia farmer, George Burke of Fitzgerald, counts his blessings for the much-needed assistance he received from the Georgia AgrAbility Project, a program that helps physically disabled farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers. This federally funded program is coordinated in Georgia […]

UGA student Amanda Miller educates her community about sustainability through aquaponics system

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  University of Georgia Tifton Campus student Amanda Miller is educating her community about sustainability through aquaponics one homegrown meal at a time. Miller constructed an aquaponics system to demonstrate that such a system, based in the home, could feed a small family. The […]

UGA Tifton grad student recounts experience of studying overseas

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Studying overseas was an eye-opening experience for University of Georgia graduate student Camden Lowrance. Six months in Greece allowed Lowrance to work on his master’s thesis and to prove that he could more than survive — he could excel at his work — […]