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.

2022 Agenda


January 28th, 2022

7:30 am       Registration and light breakfast

8:30 am       2022 Georgia Ag Forecast begins

Welcome — Mike Toews, Assistant Dean, UGA Tifton Campus

UGA CAES Remarks — Nick Place, Dean, UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Georgia Economic Update — Jeff Dorfman, State of Georgia Fiscal Economist and Professor Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics


9:30 am        Breakout Session 1                

a) Livestock and Poultry — Tommie Shepherd, Agribusiness Economist, Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development.

Todd Southerland, Senior Vice President and Food & Agribusiness Industry Manager, Truist Bank.

b) Horticulture — Ben Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics.

Esendugue Greg Fonsah, Professor, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics.     


10:15 am      Break and session transition


10:30 am      Breakout Session 2

a) Row Crops — Yangxuan Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics.

Amanda Smith, Public Service Associate, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics.

b) Timber and Land Taxation — Yanshu Li, Forest Economics & Taxation Outreach Specialist, Warnell School of Forestry.


11:30 am       Meeting adjourns


We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2022 Georgia Ag Forecast!

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