Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $4.9 Million in Investments for Rural Alabama Businesses and Community Infrastructure

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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 …

Georgia Grown Test Kitchen Grows for Second Year

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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

USDA Video: USDA Week In Review August 7

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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

UGA to Honor 2015 inductees into Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame

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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

Search Committee Named to Seek Dean of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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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.

UF/IFAS Hosting Field Day at Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Office

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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

The Dogs that Protect Florida’s $120 Billion Agriculture Industry

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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 …