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2016 Holiday Special Section

Published on 11/23/2016

Happy Holidays for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension. Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing lots of helpful tips and tricks for the holiday season. As we publish articles, we'll add them to this special section.

From food safety to gift giving, we have you and your readers covered. Please feel free to reprint any of these articles to help fill your pages or websites during the holiday season. 

Farm Gate Value Georgia's farm gate value was down in 2015, but agriculture remained the most valuable industry in Georgia. Published December 08, 2016Author:

Thanks to dwindling commodity prices during 2015, Georgia farmers’ produce and livestock were worth about $151 million less in 2015 than they were the previous year.

Greenhouses and High Tunnels Greenhouse and high tunnel vegetables take center stage in protected agriculture course. Published December 07, 2016Author:

From the miracle of December tomatoes to the marvel of fresh salad greens in space, greenhouses and growth chambers may play an increasing role in creating hyperlocal or hyperportable food systems.

Fall-blooming Salvias Salvias are deer-resistant and they return to the garden year after year. Published December 07, 2016Author:

Salvias are deer-resistant perennials that create excitement in the garden by virtue of their spiky blooms. They also attract hummingbirds and pollinators.

Fall Drought November brought cooler temperatures to Georgia, but the state was still warmer and drier than normal. Published December 07, 2016Author:

Weather conditions were warmer and drier than normal across most of the state during November, causing drought and extremely dry conditions to again expand across Georgia.

Cover Crops Despite recent rains, UGA Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter cautions farmers about planting cover crops. Published December 07, 2016Author:

Georgia’s recent drought led University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter to caution farmers about planting cover crops this winter.

Microgin Microgin processes cotton samples sent by UGA researchers. Published December 07, 2016Author:

The microgin at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus may be small, but it makes a huge impact.

Camp Jekyll Dedication UGA Cooperative Extension to resume operations and 4-H programs at Camp Jekyll in February. Published December 06, 2016Author:

Jekyll Island, Ga. — For some Gwinnett County seventh grade students, it may be their first time to Georgia’s coast. For others, it may be their first overnight trip without family. However, they will all be part of the first official group to attend Georgia 4-H environmental education camp at the new Camp Jekyll on Feb. 1.

Faculty Travel Grants CAES' Office of Global Programs works with faculty to build a network of international partnerships. Published December 02, 2016Author:

Even in the age of Skype and video meetings, sometimes there’s no more effective way to seal a partnership than with a meeting in person.

Fire Crew Help When U.S. Forest Service fire crews arrived in Rabun County, Georgia 4-H was ready to help. Published December 01, 2016Author:

When you’re charged with coordinating the hundreds of moving parts it takes to fight a wildfire, sometimes things get so hectic that you don’t have time to eat.

GPS Technology Class helps construct two south Georgia corn mazes. Published December 01, 2016Author:

Students in the University of Georgia Tifton Campus’ “Principles of Precision Agriculture” class are learning GPS technology. In doing so, the students helped to map out two south Georgia corn mazes.


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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

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