Agriculture is the food you eat, clothes you wear and the fuel that runs your life. When these products are made locally, it helps communities thrive.
With local producers in mind, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announces its fifth annual Ag Forecast Series. The sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 in Gainesville, Jan. 25 in Tifton, Jan. 27 in Statesboro, Feb. 9 in Carrollton and Feb. 10 in Macon. A networking lunch will follow each forecast.
Producers, policymakers, agribusiness professionals and consumers will hear the 2011 economic outlook for agriculture from CAES economists. Local speakers will share success stories, and a keynote speaker will offer a broad view on the locally grown movement. A question and answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations.
Participants will receive a copy of the 2011 Ag Forecast book, which gives a detailed analysis of each major agricultural product – from broilers to blueberries – produced in Georgia.
Registration is $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. For more information and to register, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com.
(April R. Sorrow is a science writer with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.)