Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents

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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Seminars Provide Great Information

Topics during this year’s professional improvement seminars ranged from food deserts to utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture. There were 79 presentations available to attendees, so it is safe to say there was something for everyone. Not only did the Georgia attendees receive some great information, but some also presented some of the great programs we have in Georgia!
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Achievement Award Winners

NACAA President Mike Hogan is shown presenting the achievement award to Brenda Jackson, Murray County CEC and Whitfield ANR Agent. Agents receiving this award must show outstanding programming and must have worked at least ten years. Her programming includes forage field days, community gardening and food preservation. She has an…
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