Tag Archives: University of Georgia

Several Southwest Georgia Businesses Named Finalists for “Flavor of Georgia”

The University System of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced the finalists for their 2017 “Flavor of Georgia” competition and several southwest Georgia businesses made the list. Entries are judged on “technical aspects such as flavor, texture and ingredient profile. Also considered are potential market volume, consumer appeal and how well the product represents Georgia.” The… Read More »

Whigham Man Honored with Prestigious UGA Alumni 40 Under 40 award

Whigham businessman Eric Cohen has been nominated to the prestigious UGA Alumni 40 under 40 list for 2016. Mr. Cohen, a lifelong southwest Georgia resident, is a local businessman with national interests in the Pecan industry.  He and his brother, Rob, own and operate several businesses in southwest Georgia, including Pecan Ridge Plantation, which specifically markets Pecan Oil and Pecan… Read More »

From small towns to Sanford Stadium, Kirby Smart is the same man he was back when

If you live in Bainbridge and you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the above picture–Kirby Smart, who is said to be the University of Georgia’s choice for its next football coach, sitting in the media center of the old Bainbridge High School, surrounded by family, friends and coaches. It was 1994, and Kirby was just a teenager, signing… Read More »

Drivers urged to be on lookout for deer crossing roadways this fall

New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant Athens, Ga. — Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists… Read More »

USDA undersecretary tours UGA community garden to discuss access to healthy food

The staff at UGArden, the University of Georgia’s student-run farm on the Athens Campus, received a federal-sized pat on the back this week when Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, visited the farm and demonstration garden. Concannon, who was in Athens to discuss increasing access to local, healthy food for clients… Read More »

Meredian CEO announces $50k contribution to UGA research group

Biopolymer Company Contributes Funds towards Researching Marine Biodegradability BAINBRIDGE, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paul Pereira, CEO of the Biopolymer Company MHG, announced the company is contributing $50,000 to Dr. Jenna Jambeck’s Research Group at the University of Georgia. The funds will be used to test MHG’s PHA and compare it against other materials in a marine environment. “We are pleased to… Read More »

In Georgia 4-H since he was 10, ‘Bo’ Ryles to receive lifetime achievement award

By JOSHUA PAINE University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, former state 4-H leader and director, is the recipient of the 2015 Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored Aug. 8 at the 2015 Georgia 4-H Gala, an event that celebrates the University of Georgia Extension youth development program. His… Read More »

Cotton crop not fazed by early-November frost

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Most of Georgia’s cotton crop emerged from this year’s early frost with minimal losses, according to University of Georgia Extension cotton agronomist Guy Collins. However, there’s no escaping the harsh reality of the current cotton prices. Due to the bulk of the state’s cotton crop maturing… Read More »

Mitchell County’s Justin Scott-Wesley expected to return to action for UGA Bulldogs

University of Georgia wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley (who is from Mitchell County, GA) may see their first playing time of the 2014 season on Saturday, Oct. 4, after recovering from major injuries from last season. Mitchell, who had 85 catches for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns in his first two seasons, hasn’t played since tearing… Read More »

GA Hunters: New Deer Rut Map Available

Hunters, ever asked yourself “when does the rut happen in my part of the state?”  If so, you are in luck.  Staff with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently updated the statewide rut map (www.georgiawildlife.com/rut-map) with brand new information and it is ready for you! “Each fall, a constant question we receive at our… Read More »