Researchers in the US and Senegal are studying why young people leave peanut farming behind and move to the city, an important question for the future of farming in Senegal’s Groundnut Basin. University of Georgia PhD student Pierre Diatta and Virginia Tech’s Brad Mills (far left and left), will present early findings of the study, along with UGA agricultural economist Genti Kostandini (far right), in a webinar next week. The team is working with Katim Toure, a collaborator at ENSA (École Nationale Supérieure d'Agriculture) in Senegal. CAES News
Ag economists offer webinar on why young people leave the farm in Senegal
In a Sept. 22 webinar, researchers from UGA and Virginia Tech will present early findings from research exploring why young people abandon agriculture in Senegal, where more than 1,000 peanut-growing households were surveyed.
A new $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will help UGA scientists delve into the dynamics of coastal Georgia wetlands, researching how collapsing marshes can affect property values and storm resiliency in coastal communities. CAES News
A balancing act: Project travels up estuaries to find tipping points
Four-year grant connects marsh health with local economics and environmental impact.
“To my knowledge, this is the all-time highest funding amount the UGA IPM program has received, which is incredible because this is a highly competitive national grant,” said Ash Sial, coordinator of UGA's integrated pest management program. CAES News
UGA IPM Program ranked outstanding, receives maximum funding
Highly competitive national grant will support UGA IPM team efforts for three years.
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Scholarship honoring industry leader will carry on his professional legacy
Stephen “Steve” Morse was a trusted and respected economist and educator in the hospitality and tourism industry.
A water rescue crew searches for survivors in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing catastrophic flooding. CAES News
At-risk homeowners may forgo flood insurance
UGA researchers find unrealistic expectations of disaster relief, politics may influence number of insured properties.
The virtual solar seminar will help Georgia landowners navigate the complex world of solar energy options. The pictured solar tracking demonstration project was established at UGA in 2015. CAES News
UGA Extension to offer virtual solar energy seminar to inform rural Georgia landowners
The event, set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 8, is structured to help residents understand the benefits and possible liabilities of hosting solar panels on their land.