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A graduate student from the second cohort of UGA's Sustainable Food System Initiative fellowship program presents his research at a year-end symposium in April. CAES News
A graduate student from the second cohort of UGA's Sustainable Food System Initiative fellowship program presents his research at a year-end symposium in April.
Sustainable Food Systems
The University of Georgia Sustainable Food Systems Initiative has awarded three interdisciplinary teams of faculty with the initiative’s third round of Sustainable Food Systems Fellowships.
Using a farm pond as a giant watering dish for cattle may be an easy way to provide livestock with water, but it's not the healthiest. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say this can spread diseases through a herd, affect the fish quality and destroy the stability of the pond's shoreline. CAES News
Using a farm pond as a giant watering dish for cattle may be an easy way to provide livestock with water, but it's not the healthiest. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say this can spread diseases through a herd, affect the fish quality and destroy the stability of the pond's shoreline.
Pond Water
Many Georgia farmers use their fish ponds as water sources for livestock. A pond located in a pasture is a convenient and dependable source of water for stock, but letting cattle have free access to a pond is not the best decision for the animals, the pond or the fish that live there.
Two steers graze on sorghum/sudangrass hybrid forage at the UGA Eatonton Beef Research Unit as part of a 2014 study on grass-finished beef forages. CAES News
Two steers graze on sorghum/sudangrass hybrid forage at the UGA Eatonton Beef Research Unit as part of a 2014 study on grass-finished beef forages.
Farmgate Value Report
Led by increases in forestry and livestock values, Georgia’s agricultural output increased by $484 million in 2014, making agriculture, once again, the largest industry in the state with a value of $14.1 billion. According to the most recent University of Georgia Farmgate Value Report, published earlier this month, the value of Georgia’s livestock and aquaculture industries increased by almost 36 percent from 2013.
The pond on the University of Georgia Westbrook Research Farm off Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
The pond on the University of Georgia Westbrook Research Farm off Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga.
Pond Management
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will present a pond management workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 6-9 p.m. at the Cherokee County Bluffs business center in Canton, Georgia. UGA Extension aquaculturist Gary Burtle will lead the class, which will cover water quality and testing, lime-treating and fertilizing a pond, weed identification and control, and population assessment and management.
Amanda Miller sits next to her aquaponics system located behind the Future Farmstead on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Amanda Miller sits next to her aquaponics system located behind the Future Farmstead on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Sustainable Aquaponics
University of Georgia Tifton Campus student Amanda Miller is educating her community about sustainability through aquaponics one homegrown meal at a time.
Sheri Dorn, Extension horticulturist and state master gardener coordinator on the UGA Griffin Campus, works at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie on Wednesday, Oct. 15. CAES News
Sheri Dorn, Extension horticulturist and state master gardener coordinator on the UGA Griffin Campus, works at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Sunbelt Expo
Rain or shine, the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie is the place to be for farmers and others working in the field of agriculture. The 37th annual Expo was no different as thousands flocked to south Georgia this week to see new technologies, learn from university scientists and see the latest farming equipment on the market.
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
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.
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.
The pond on the University of Georgia Westbrook Research Farm off Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
The pond on the University of Georgia Westbrook Research Farm off Ellis Road in Griffin, Ga.
Algae and weed control
This summer's drought conditions have made pond levels across Georgia drop and toxic algae grow. There have been four cases of cattle being killed as result of drinking infected water and many unreported cases are likely, says a University of Georgia aquaculture expert.
A young visitor to the UGA Pavilion at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 19 learns about giant cockroaches. CAES News
A young visitor to the UGA Pavilion at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 19 learns about giant cockroaches.
Expo weathers on
Despite an uncomfortable mix of wet, cold and windy weather, North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, marched on this week in Moultrie, Ga. More than 70,000 visitors perused the wears of 1,200 vendors, a North Carolina farmer was tapped as the Southeast’s top and land-grant universities brought their messages to the masses.
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Fish pond workshop
An upcoming workshop from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is designed specifically for fish pond and stock pond owners and managers.