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The inaugural 2021 Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference attracted participants from poultry and egg industry representatives from more than 30 countries. CAES News
UGA holds successful precision poultry science conference
On May 4, 2021, the Poultry Science Department at the University of Georgia (UGA) hosted the inaugural 2021 Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference virtually via Zoom. The day-long event was a UGA Cooperative Extension conference initiated by Lilong Chai, assistant professor and engineering specialist in the Department of Poultry Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, along with support from department administration and fellow faculty members and researchers. Chai also served as the moderator for the conference.
On May 10, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2022 state budget that designated $26.1 million for capital projects at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Georgia governor signs 2022 budget that funds UGA poultry science, horticulture projects
Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2022 budget for the state of Georgia on Monday, May 10, securing $21.7 million for the construction of phase one of a new Poultry Science Complex on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus.
A free precision poultry farming conference will be held virtually on May 4, 2021, coordinated by Lilong Chai, an assistant professor and engineering specialist in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
UGA to hold precision poultry conference
The University of Georgia is hosting an inaugural Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference virtually on May 4, 2021.
Using hypothesis-driven data mining, a UGA research team led by Xiangyu Deng of UGA’s Center for Food Safety, analyzed over 30,000 genomes of Salmonella Enteritidis obtained from global sources and the international trade of live poultry over five decades. CAES News
Naturally occurring compound could address poultry welfare and production issues
Chicken is one of the most widely eaten proteins in the world. The poultry industry contributes more than $41.8 billion to Georgia’s economy each year. The U.S. alone consumes 8 billion chickens per year and approximately 250 eggs per capita. With the help of modern breeding techniques, there has been a drastic increase in meat yield and egg production to help meet this high demand.
FABricate is an entrepreneurial pitch contest hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proposals are due Feb. 20 for the 2021 contest. CAES News
Entrepreneurial competition accepting proposals for $10,000 prize
It’s not too late for University of Georgia students to turn their novel ideas into a chance at a grand prize of $10,000.
The 2021 Georgia Ag Forecast seminar will be held online at no cost starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29. CAES News
Georgia Ag Forecast to be held online Jan. 29
Economists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on farming, highlight agritourism impacts in the state, and give a forecast of top commodities for the next year during the annual Georgia Ag Forecast.