Keynote Topics


Tourism is a $66.3 billion industry in Georgia that contributes to the growth and revenue of both small and large businesses. Agritourism is a major sector of the Georgia tourism industry. This session presents the importance and opportunity of Agritourism to rural communities throughout Georgia and discusses the important linkages between local, county and state tourism efforts.

COVID-19's impact on agriculture 

UGA is conducting surveys assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on agriculture in the state. The first set of findings on 850+ farmers were released in September 2020 and a year-end follow-up survey is happening in December. Results from both will be presented along with a summation of pandemic effects for 2020.

Outlook breakout session topics: 

  • Livestock and poultry
  • Cotton, peanuts, grains and oilseeds
  • Green industry and vegetables, fruits and tree nuts
  • Forestry and land taxation

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About the Forecast
The University of Georgia, the state’s land-grant and flagship institution, is committed to sharing the latest economic projections for U.S. and state agriculture to guide farmers and agribusinesses. CAES economists provide an outlook of agricultural markets for the coming year and keynote speakers focus on important and trending topics.
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