UGA Captures Economic Impact of Georgia Agriculture
16 Oct 2023
If you’ve ever driven down a rural road lined with fields of cotton plants festooned with fluffy bolls and wondered how much cotton is grown in your county, forget Google — the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED) has what you need.
Each year experts in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) perform the Sisyphean task of compiling agricultural production data for every commodity produced in the state down to county-level figures through the Farm Gate Value Report.
“The Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics conduct a proprietary study each year that provides communities much-needed information to help them understand the role that agriculture and related industries play,” said Sharon Kane, agribusiness and community development economist with CAED. “This includes detailed data at both the statewide and county levels and provides a unique annual data source presenting Georgia-specific insights not found elsewhere.”