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UGA President tours South Georgia farms

Dr. Jere Morehead, President of UGA Athens Dr. Jere Morehead, President of UGA Athens

The new president of the University of Georgia is getting some lessons on agriculture during a visit to South Georgia this week.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black organized a farm tour across South Georgia for Dr. Jere Morehead. 

They made a stop Wednesday at Spence Field in Moultrie, site of the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie. Morehead learned about crop systems and technology farmer's use there. The tour also stopped in Tifton and Vidalia Wednesday.

"Of course the College of Agriculture is a vital part of the university system. We're here to talk about the future of ag and getting the resources with the university to meet the challenges of the future," said Commissioner Gary Black.

"Each place I've learned different things about what is going on as well as how the university is supporting the agriculture community in these areas," said Dr. Jere Morehead.

Thursday, the farm tour continues in Calhoun and Cornelia in north Georgia.


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