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I hope everybody is staying warm.  We have several meeting opportunities over the next couple of weeks.

The Colquitt County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the Colquitt County Extension office. This meeting will start at 7 pm. Dr. William Secor, UGA Livestock Economist will be updating area livestock producers on what is going on in the cattle markets by Zoom. If you are interested in attending or receiving a Zoom link so you can watch Dr. Secor from the comfort of your home, please contact the Colquitt County Extension office.

Colquitt County Row Crop Disease and Precision Ag Update is Wednesday, January 24, 2024.  This meeting starts at noon and will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office.  Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, will be in attendance to discuss everything from Aerolate mildew in cotton to white mold management in peanuts.  Dr. Simer Virk, UGA Precision Ag Specialist, will be the second keynote speaker at this event.  If you are interested in attending please contact Kristina at the office (229) 616-7455 and text my cell phone.

The 2024 Corn Short Course will be conducted at Tifton Campus Conference Center on January 23rd from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The online registration fee is $15.00 for attendees. Please refer to the link below for registration and additional meeting details. https://www.caes.uga.edu/news-events/calendar/event/2086/2024-corn-short-course.html

The Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting & UGA Cotton Production Workshop will begin at 7:30 a.m. on January 31st at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. Please refer to the provided link to view the meeting agenda and registration details. If you are interested in attending please register using the following link. https://georgiacottoncommission.org/

The 2024 Ag Forecast will be held on January 26th and will be held at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. The University of Georgia, the state’s land-grant and flagship institution, is committed to sharing the latest economic projections for U.S. and state agriculture to guide farmers and agribusiness. CAES economists provide an outlook of agricultural markets for the coming year and keynote speakers focus on important and trending topics.You may use the following link for additional meeting information and registration details/submission  https://agforecast.caes.uga.edu/#Agenda  

Have a great week.

Jeremy M. Kichler

Colquitt County Extension Agent