Field Day

first_imgUniversity of Georgia cotton and peanut research will be on display at an annual field day in Tifton next month.Scientists from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and industry experts will lead the field day set for the UGA Tifton Campus on Sept. 10.The half-day event, sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission, will feature speakers talking about cotton and peanut agronomics, variety testing, breeding, weed control, diseases, insects and fertility. Economists will also be on hand to discuss the market outlook for both crops.“What we’re going to do is showcase all the different research that’s going on that’s supported by those two commissions,” said Guy Collins, UGA Extension cotton agronomist on the UGA Tifton Campus. “There’s a lot of folks at UGA working in both of these crops so we really only have time to hit the highlights. We’re going to hit the most important research that’s going on in both of these commodities that’s supported by both of those commissions.”The field day will start at 8:30 a.m. at UGA’s Gibbs Farm before relocating to the Lang Farm around 11 a.m. Lunch will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at 12:45 p.m. Those planning to attend need to RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Michelle Pitts at [email protected] or by phone at (229) 386-3006.UGA’s new Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort will be on hand to meet and greet industry personnel and farmers. Monfort stresses the importance of the field day and the information that will be relayed to the public.“Some of the topics that you will hear during this tour include disease, weed and insect management by some of the world’s leading Extension and research faculty,” Monfort said. “This is a perfect opportunity for growers to have a chance to speak with specialists one-on-one in regards to issues they might encounter on their own farm.”To learn more about the field day, go to ugacotton.com/2014/08/2014-uga-cotton-peanut-research-field-day-wednesday-september-10th/.last_img read more

How to increase positivity in your office

first_img 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Trim the fat: Is a particular employee dragging everyone in the office down? Sometimes one person can kill the collective mood. If a negative employee is too much for the office to handle, it may be a signal that it’s time to make a change. Keep your eye out for the source of the negativity on your team.Get outside: We’ve all experienced cabin fever. It’s a strange, depressed state that makes time slow down. While not as harsh, being cooped up for a few hours on a Monday can be similar. Find time to get out and stretch your legs and refresh yourself. Your mood will thank you later.Set small goals: If you challenge yourself daily, you’ll be more focused on the task at hand. Small goals will keep you focused and feeling accomplished, while helping you complete those big goals that you’re going after.Do some good: Helping others is always good for increasing your positivity. When you stop thinking about yourself and start thinking of other people, you’ll notice an improvement in your outlook. Find ways your team can do good together and watch the positive vibe in your office go through the roof.last_img read more

Med Official: Super Bowl Party Murder Victim was Shot 17 Times

first_imgAn associate county medical examiner’s statement in the trial of Christopher Vasata, one of the suspects in the 2017 Super Bowl triple murder, took the courtroom by surprise on Wednesday afternoon.According to that official, one of the three victims—Sean Henry—was shot 17 times, sometimes at very close range.Neighbors along Mohawk Street in Jupiter also testified.One of them, Jason Armentano, says, “All of a sudden, I heard what at first I thought might’ve been fireworks. It definitely sounded like gunshots. It sounded like a bunch of shots altogether.” In total, he says he heard eight to 10 gunshots.Super Bowl Murders: Death penalty trial enters day 2 of testimony ⁦@CBS12⁩ https://t.co/Z0GO2oqe3b— Al Pefley (@AlPefley) June 12, 2019 He adds that shortly thereafter, the host of the Super Bowl party where the murders occurred ran into Armentano’s house and told him that his friends had been shot.Armentano says his neighbor’s behavior was, “Like he saw a ghost. He couldn’t talk.”Another neighbor, Brindin Sieff, also says he heard gunshots, and that he noticed a Honda Accord leaving the scene at 1105 Mohawk Street as someone said, “We need to get in the f—king car now! We need to leave. The police are on their way.”Vasata’s trial is expected to last around three weeks. Police believe that he also killed Kelli Doherty and Brandi-el Salhy at that Super Bowl party.If he is convicted, prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty.last_img read more