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Greetings from Salt Lake City, Utah

Many GACAA members are arriving at Salt Lake City and attending the 102nd Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement conference of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.  I arrived in Utah Friday afternoon and have enjoyed some of the sites before the meeting started. The first thing I noticed about Utah…
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Heading to the New Old West

Many of us across the state will be heading to Utah late next week to attend the National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and professional improvement conference on July 9-13 in Salt Lake City. For many of us, this is a conference we look forward to each year…
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2017 GACAA Friend of the County Agent

Each year at our GACAA Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference (AM/PIC) we recognize individuals (non-GACAA) who have made notable contributions to UGA Extension, our organization and to the agricultural industry. This year we will recognize the “2017 Friend of the County Agent”  at our GACAA AM/PIC in Columbus, Georgia, November 6-8.  For a nomination form and…
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Farm Tours One of the Highlights in Arkansas

Thursday was the final day our the NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Sixteen tours were offered to participants to see Arkansas agriculture and their natural State.  I had the opportunity to do Tour 4: Tourism, Town and Retirees- Adapating Agriculture to Fit the Market. …
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Georgia 4-H’ers Perform in Little Rock

The 4-H Talent Review was spectacular last night in Little Rock!  Eight of our Georgia 4-H’ers rocked the stage with their singing, dancing and playing musical instrument talents. 4-Her’s included: Callista Clark from Williamson; Cubby Rupers from Hull; Hannah French from Cordele; Kira Howard from Twin City; Marie Hayes from…
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Together Everyone Accomplishes More

GACAA members had a first busy day in Little Rock.  Many of us spent the day attending National committee chair and vice chair workshops, State officers workshop and visiting with vendors at the trade show.  Vice President Elect Brian Cresswell had the honor of walking across the stage presenting our…
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Finding Treasures – Greeting from the Natural State

Today kicks off the 101st Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement conference of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Much of your GACAA leadership and members are here attending this week receiving recognition, presenting the great work we do in Georgia, and learning new ideas from…
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A First Timer’s Perspective

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The 2015 NACAA AM/PIC in South Dakota was my first experience with a national meeting. I wanted to provide some insight to those who maybe looking to travel to Arkansas next year and let them know it is not that a troublesome task to make a national meeting.

Our state association does a fantastic job on providing financial assistance for those who WANT to attend these national meeting. If you are willing to provide just a little information about UGA Extension through a seminar or poster, GACAA provides even more assistance. I know we have amazing young agents in Georgia and believe other states would benefit from the information we could provide. So, at this year’s state meeting ask your senior or junior district director about the upcoming national meeting.
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