2013 Ag Forecast

first_imgThe University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development has announced the date and locations of the 2013 Farm to Port Ag Forecast. The 2013 Georgia Ag Forecast will celebrate the growing export market for Georgia’s produce and the international impact of Georgia agriculture. The university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture have sponsored the annual seminar series for the last several years. The six half-day programs bring together agricultural economists and economic development experts from around the state to give producers and business owners a preview of what they can expect from the market in the coming year. “The main objective of the ag forecast is to provide Georgia’s producers and agribusiness leaders with information on where we thing the industry is headed in the upcoming year to help them plan more effectively,” said Kent Wolfe, director of the Center of Agribusiness and Economic Development. Economists from The Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development and The Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics will be delivering the forecasts. In addition to the annual Ag Forecast, economists will discuss the growing export market for Georgia’s agricultural products and the potential for Georgia agriculture. The export session will include producers and agribusinesses from across the state who will share their stories of how they were able to access overseas markets. The 2013 Farm to Port Ag Forecast will be held January 25 in Athens, January 28 in Rome, January 29 in Macon, January 30 in Tifton, January 31 in Bainbridge and February 1 in Lyons. Registration will open Nov. 1, but those interested in attending may want to mark their calendars now. While agriculture makes up a large part of their economies, Lyons and Bainbridge have never hosted the Ag Forecast before, and it’s been several years since Rome or Athens have hosted the event. Organizers wanted to bring the annual agricultural outlook event to new audiences, so they decided to take advantage of new conference facilities in Rome, Lyons and Bainbridge. “We are excited to host the Ag Forecast in Lyons,” said Cheryl A. Poppel, Toombs County Extension coordinator. “Several of our producers have attended the event in Statesboro. We hope the local event will bring more producers from our area.” Mitchell May, Extension coordinator in Decatur County, thinks hosting the forecast will help attract a local audience, but also believes that people were likely to show up for this year’s forecast anyway. It’s shaping up to be a good year for several Georgia commodities, and people want to see what next year will bring, May said. Information about the 2013 Ag Forecast will be posted at georgiaagforecast.com and on Twitter through @GaAgForecast.last_img read more

Referees list announced for weekend matches

first_imgThe Referees Committee of the Ghana Football Association has announced the list of match officials for the weekend’s round of matches in the Glo Premier League.Below is the list of referees and assistants for match-day-8 on Saturday and Sunday.Saturday, November 24Match: Aduana Stars vs. Heart of LionsVenue: Agyemang Badu ParkReferee: Reginald Lathbridge Assistant 1: Eric O. MensahAssistant 2: T.O. Kamkam4th Official: O.B. AmankwahSunday, November 25Match: Hearts of Oak vs. Liberty Professionals Venue: Accra Sports StadiumReferee: Sumaila IbrahimAssistant 1: Ashitey ArmahAssistant 2: Lawrence Antwi4th Official: Uriah Gkah Match: Tema Youth vs. KotokoVenue: Tema YouthReferee: Samuel SukahAssistant 1: Shine AyiteyAssistant 2: Michael Agbenuzah 4th Official: William AgboviMatch: New Edubaise vs. R.T.UVenue: Gyamfi ParkReferee: Daniel OffeiAssistant 1: A.F. Zakari Assistant 2: Isaac Bassaw4th Official: Emmanuel Daily-GagbaMatch: Dwarfs vs. Berekum ArsenalsVenue: Robert Mensah MensahReferee: S.B. Bortey Assistant 1: Michael FletcherAssistant 2: B.A. Crentsil4th Official: Samuel GyasiMatch: Berekum Arsenals vs. AshantiGoldVenue: Golden City ParkReferee: Daniel LaryeaAssistant 1: David AgyinAssistant 2: Kofi Asare4th Official: Desmond AbbeyMatch: Medeama vs. AmiduasVenue: T& A ParkReferee: Eku BoatengAssistant 1: Kennedy BentilAssistant 2: Abu Williams4th Official: Fred AndohMatch: King Faisal vs. Wa All StarsVenue: Baba Yara StadiumReferee: Otis OppongAssistant 1: Joseph SeyAssistant 2: Fred Odonkor4th Official: Yaw Ametepelast_img read more

Draw moves Nigeria closer to World Cup 2018

first_imgNigeria have dedicated the qualifying campaign to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is battling leukaemia in England.The disease was discovered when he went for a routine pre-season medical at second-tier club Wolverhampton Wanderers three months ago.“Carl is constantly in my thoughts, those of the other coaches, the players and the officials,” said Germany-born Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.Libya shaded Guinea 1-0 in Tunisia despite playing the last quarter a man short after Mohammed al Gadi was red-carded following his second caution.The Ivorian referee was the busiest man on the pitch in Monastir, showing one red and 10 yellow cards during the clash of Group A also-rans.Amid the indiscipline, Hamdou Mohamed scored the only goal on 36 minutes by controlling a long ball with his thigh and rifling a shot past goalkeeper Naby Yattara.Tunisia lead the group with nine points, three more than the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of a top-of-the-table clash in Kinshasa Tuesday. Guinea and Libya have three points.Libya were forced to play in Tunisia for security reasons.Share on: WhatsApp Johannesburg, South Africa | Nigeria survived a late Cameroon onslaught to draw 1-1 in Yaounde Monday and move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Moses Simon put Nigeria ahead on 30 minutes and substitute Vincent Aboubakar equalised from a 75th-minute penalty at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo to spark a rally by the hosts.Unbeaten leaders Nigeria moved to 10 points from four matches in Group B and a home win over Zambia on October 7 will clinch a sixth World Cup appearance.Dropping two points in Yaounde eliminated seven-time World Cup qualifiers Cameroon as only group winners go to Russia and they trail Nigeria by seven points with two matches to play.The draw came three days after Nigeria thrashed African champions Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo — a result that prompted losing coach Hugo Broos to make four changes.Among those dropped were striker Aboubakar and winger Christian Bassogog, whose second-half introductions lifted the “Indomitable Lions” and put pressure on the “Super Eagles”.Simon scored with a close-range shot past goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa after a low cross eluded several defenders.A collision between Arnaud Djoum and Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa led to the spot-kick, and Aboubakar scored with a shot into the middle of the net.Cameroon had another penalty appeal rejected by the Gambian referee as they pushed for a first win in the “group of death” that includes Algeria and Zambia, who meet Tuesday.Ezenwa came to the rescue six minutes from time with a double save, the second particularly being brave as he dived at the feet of Djoum and was injured.But for much of the match it looked like the central Africans were going to suffer a first World Cup qualifying defeat at home since losing to Congo Brazzaville in October 1976. The “Super Eagles” Nigeria were more threatening going forward, thanks to crisp passing, good off-the-ball movement and dazzling individual skills.last_img read more