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October 12, 2023 Vol. 5, No. 19

PARDON OUR PROGRESS!

Our website is in the process of being refreshed, so you may notice that article links in this newsletter will go to individual pdf pages instead of www.GFB.org. We look forward to debuting the redesigned website  soon.

Farmers asked to participate in deer crop damage survey


Data collected from this survey will be used in support of increased mitigation measures and reform. Nov. 10 is deadline to submit survey.

2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo - Agriculture

in Action


Georgia Farm Bureau will be on hand to share info about the organization’s programs and advocacy work on behalf of Georgia agriculture.

UGA dedicates

new poultry science department building


The new poultry department home will give faculty, staff and students access to modern labs, meeting spaces and classrooms with the latest technology.

Walmart to open dairy processing plant in Valdosta


$350 million facility will employ approximately 400 people and will provide milk to 750 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations across the Southeast.


U.S. Depts. of Labor, Homeland Security propose H-2A changes

New rules seek to expand organized labor’s access to both farms and employee/employer’s private information.

Sangster joins Georgia Foundation for Agriculture staff

Crisp County native and ABAC graduate will work as a fundraising and events assistant.

APHIS to spread rabies vaccine in selected areas


The Dalton project will cover areas in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. APHIS will also distribute baits in the Greater Chattanooga, area.


Ag groups seek herbicide strategy withdrawal


Southern Cotton Growers has organized a petition asking EPA to withdraw the herbicide strategy. Growers can sign by  October 20.

Ware County Farm Bureau hosts community safety day


Event presented a chance for the public to meet first responders in a non-crisis setting and get an up-close look at cool emergency vehicles.

SAVE THE DATE

STUDY COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC ACCESS TO WATERWAYS

Meetings

Oct. 18, Mineral Bluff

Oct. 25, Statesboro


HOUSE RURAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MEETINGS

Oct. 25, Statesboro

Nov. 16, Athens


HENRY COUNTY BEEKEEPIING SHORT COURSE

Oct. 28, McDonough


GFB HAY CONTEST

Oct. 31, deadline to enter



2024 GFB AMBASSADORS

Nov. 1, application deadline

GEORGIA AG LABOR RELATIONS FORUM

Nov. 14-15, Tifton

Nov. 6 deadline for early registration


 USDA DISCRIMINATION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Jan. 13, 2024, application to apply


GFB HAY DIRECTORY

ongoing


CONSERVATION DISTRICTS NO-TILL EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Ongoing


988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE OFFERS SUPPORT

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