GCC, UGA Extension Invite Cotton Growers to Precision Ag Workshops

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

By Clint Thompson

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension remind cotton producers about two upcoming UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences precision ag workshops.


The workshops are slated for the Kennedy Conference Center of Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro (March 29) and the Merry Acres Inn and Event Center in Albany (March 31). They are free for attendees and will cover topics related to precision agriculture. Faculty from UGA, Clemson University, University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee will discuss precision planting, precision soil mapping and soil sampling, sustainability, and economics and decision-making.

Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discusses why the two events are important for the state’s cotton farmers.

Taylor Sills

“This is a great opportunity for growers to come out and see what’s coming down the pike in the way of technology. We’re always looking for ways to enhance efficiency and sustainability on cotton production in Georgia. Every farm’s got different needs and priorities,” Sills said. “A producer can go to one of these workshops, see some new technology. There may be some things that may work for them. More importantly, they may see some things that might not work for them on their operation. It’s a great opportunity to get out and see what’s new in the industry and new options they’ll have on their operations.”

Each program will begin at 9 a.m. and finish at 1:30 p.m., with lunch provided for registered participants.

Details on the workshops, speaker information and registration for both workshops are available at precisionag.caes.uga.edu/resources/workshops.