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Ag Forecast

Posted by romeethredge on December 28, 2012

Georgia Ag Forecast 2013 Farm to Port: Maximizing the global impact of Georgia agriculture.
It’s time to register for the 2013 annual Ag Forecast seminar closest to you.

This year, in recognition of the growing importance of the global marketplace to Georgia farmers, Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of International Trade Kathe Falls will deliver the keynote talks at the 2013 Ag Forecast series. The Farm to Port Ag Forecast will be held in locations across the state Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.

The meeting schedule and local speakers are:
Jan. 25: Athens at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education (UGA Campus) with Jim Sumner (USA Poultry & Egg Export Council)
Jan. 28: Rome at the Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center with Maggie O’Quinn (Certified Angus Beef)
Jan. 29: Macon at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building with Al Pearson (Pearson Farms)
Jan. 30: Tifton at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center with Jimmy Webb (Harvey Jordan Farms Partnership)
Jan. 31: Bainbridge at the Cloud (Decatur County) Livestock Facility with Richard Barnhill (Mazur and Hockman, Inc. Peanut Brokers)
Feb. 1: Lyons at the Toombs County Agri-Center with Jon Schwalls (Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable)
In each session, UGA faculty will give an overview of the upcoming season, and a regional speaker will discuss taking advantage of the growing international markets for Georgia’s exports.

Registration now open
For more information about the local speakers and to register for this year’s Ag Forecast, visit

The 2013 Georgia Ag Forecast is made possible through an endowment from Georgia Farm Bureau with support from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

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