Tobacco has a 2019 GA Farm Gate value of over $36 million, accounting for 9,411 acres in Georgia.

The UGA Tobacco Team works closely with county Extension agents, researchers, commodity and agribusiness groups to provide sound, research-based recommendations to assist Georgia farmers in producing high quality, flue-cured tobacco.


Top 10 Tobacco Counties in GA (by value)

  1. Appling
  2. Berrien
  3. Pierce
  4. Coffee
  5. Tattnall
  6. Cook
  7. Echols
  8. Candler
  9. Atkinson
  10. Lanier

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Guest speaker Dr. Haley Oliver, Professor of Food Science at Purdue University will present Food Safety - Local Grocery Stores to Informal Markets Around the World on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. All are invited. 
Oct 27
10:00AM - 11:00AM Food Safety - Local Grocery Stores to Informal Markets Around the World https://zoom.us/j/7457247689
The 35th Annual J.W. Fanning Lecture will take place on October 27, 2021 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.  Our guest speaker is  Acting Deputy Undersecretary of the USDA Jason Hafemeister. ADUS Hafemeister has been involved in agricultural farm and trade policy for over 25 years. Registration, refreshments and Awards presentation will take place at 10am and the lecture begins at 10:30am.
Oct 27
10:00AM - 12:00PM J.W. Fanning Lecture University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel, Athens, GA
Fearlessly embracing the likelihood of failure, Daniel Seddiqui is now an international bestselling author, highly demanded speaker, and director of an innovative career exploration program. He is the founder of Living the Map, which raises awareness of the varying cultures, careers, and environments across the country through outreach, educational endeavors, and community building. Seddiqui encourages those to explore the world around them, to understand and respect one another and to make continuous discoveries to better themselves. Event begins at 11:10 AM and will conclude at 12:25 PM. 
Nov 02
11:00AM - 12:30PM Lecture: Daniel Seddiqui UGA Special Collections Library, Athens, GA
Dr. Matthew Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He has a three-way appoint and also serves as Director of Research for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Dr. Clark leads the grape breeding and enology program at the University of Minnesota. His research project focuses on linking important traits to the grape genome to better understand gene function and equally important to improve the plant breeding process. His lab has focused on novelty like variegated leaves, as well as insect (phylloxera) and disease (powdery mildew) resistance. He has an ongoing project studying flavor and aroma compounds using GCMS and sensory analysis. Dr. Clark is a collaborator in the VitsGen project that has investigated several marker systems in grape for use in genetic mapping as well as marker assisted selection. Dr. Clark earned his graduate degrees from Minnesota studying first turf grass for his Masters and the apple for his PhD. Seminar Location: CAGT room 128 Athens; and via zoom at Tifton and Griffin campuses. Note: Zoom meeting ID will be sent out prior to the seminar.
Nov 04
4:00PM - 5:00PM IPBGG SEMINAR: Modern Grape Breeding, using DNA Markers to Enrich the Selection Process by Matthew Clark Center For Applied Genetic Technologies, ATHENS, GA
Join us for this FREE event that allows high school and potential college transfer students interested in science, technology, animals, and more for a day with UGA Department of Poultry Science faculty as they showcase their specialty in the poultry science and avian biology industries through various interactive sessions. Registration is required for attendance.
Nov 12
9:15AM - 2:00PM Open House Event - Dept. of Poultry Science UGA Poultry Research Center, Athens, GA
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