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Ag Forecast seminars to begin Jan. 21

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ 2016 Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series will be held Jan. 21-29. Registration is open at

Economists from the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and from the college’s agricultural and applied economics department will deliver the annual economic outlook, which will focus on Georgia’s major commodities and the way that global markets, weather patterns and historical trends will affect those commodities in 2016.

In addition to the outlook, Kent Wolfe, the center’s director, and fellow UGA agricultural economist Sharon P. Kane will give a briefing on the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption, often referred to as GATE, and how it is reflected in county sales tax revenue.

The dates and locations for the 2016 sessions are Jan. 21 at the Carroll County Ag Center in Carrolton; Jan. 22 at Unicoi State Park in Cleveland; Jan. 25 at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge; Jan. 26 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton; Jan. 27 at the Blueberry Warehouse in Alma; and Jan. 29 at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building in Macon.