Keynote: Agritourism in Georgia
Keynote: COVID-19 Impact on Agriculture
9:30 am Welcome and Recognition of Sponsors
9:35 am Remarks from Dean Nick Place
9:50 am Agritourism and Potential Support on the Local Level
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.
10:05 am Impact of COVID on Georgia 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.
10:35 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions
- Livestock and poultry
- Row crops: cotton, peanuts, grains and oilseeds
- Horticulture: green industry and vegetables, fruits and tree nuts
- Forestry and land taxation
11:30 am Adjourn
Forestry and Land Taxation