GFB News Magazine

GFB funds ag research

Posted on September 6, 2021 12:00 AM

GFB has awarded almost $137,000 in grants to nine researchers at the UGA College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences for studies addressing production, economic and marketing issues facing Georgia farmers.

Pictured from left, GFB President Tom McCall congratulates recipients of the Georgia Farm Bureau 2021 Research Grants recognized at the GFB Commodity Conference: Dr. Lawton Stewart (beef grazing research); Mark Czarnota (Christmas tree research); Dr. Sudeep Bag (cotton disease research); Cristiane Pilon (peanut water use research), Lee Cowart accepting on behalf of Dr. Cesar Escalante (labor research) & Dr. Lisa Baxter (forage research). Not pictured: Dr. Alex Stelzleni (beef product research); Dr. Kari Turner (development of a livestock program for ag teachers) & Dr. Emran Ali (blueberry research).

“As federal and state funds for ag research decline, Georgia Farm Bureau feels it’s our job to step up and join other ag organizations in supporting research that benefits Georgia farmers,” GFB President Tom McCall said.

Since 2018, GFB has awarded about $392,600 in research grants to address Georgia ag challenges.