From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: WHITE HALL, Ala., Aug. 12, 2015 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Alabama today to announce $4.9 million in new funding for projects that will protect public safety and health, improve water and wastewater infrastructure and create expanded economic opportunities in rural Alabama. “The investments that USDA is announcing in Alabama today …
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black today announced the latest schools selected to participate in the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Georgia Grown Test Kitchen. This is the second year of the program, which promotes local and healthy eating in schools across the state by supplying school nutrition directors with
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review: The high price of firefighting, checking trees to save them, National Farmers Market Week, and Feds Feed Families. For more information go to: www.usda.gov www.fs.fed.us www.aphis.usda.gov www.ams.usda.gov www.usda.gov/fedsfeedfamilies blogs.usda.gov www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov
From the University of Georgia: Athens, Ga. – On Sept. 25, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and pioneering northeast Georgia dairy farmer the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. The inductions will be held as part of the college’s
From the University of Georgia: Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean and director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
On Thursday, September 17th University of Florida/IFAS Extension will conduct an all-day seminar focused on the important topics in which Florida peach growers have said they would like more information.
A well known actress joined advocates and lawmakers this week on Capitol Hill pushing for mandatory labeling of GMO ingredients. Download Audio
From the University of Florida/IFAS: LIVE OAK, Fla. — Farmers interested in row crops are invited to the Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center on Monday evening, Aug. 17, to learn about best management practices. “During this field day, we will provide an overview of the latest research that seeks to help farmers optimize nutrient and irrigation
From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: Folks are being reminded vendor applications for the Georgia Grown Pavilion at the Georgia National Fair are due August 14th, so sign up today! There are many reasons to be in the Georgia Grown Pavilion:
From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Protecting Florida’s $120 billion agriculture industry requires a multifaceted approach, including the assistance of several four-legged, furry helpers. During the dog days of summer, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is showcasing its lesser-known staff members—rescue dogs trained to detect invasive pests and disease. “Dogs’ unparalleled sense of …