Twenty-five professionals who represent a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2017-2019 class.Organized by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the purpose of AGL is to educate and empower Georgia’s agricultural leaders to become effective advocates for the largest economic drivers in Georgia — the state’s agriculture and forestry industries.“This class of participants went through a rigorous selection process and is exceptionally strong,” said Lauren Griffeth, director of AGL. “These individuals are diverse in their skill sets, career stages and geographic locations, and display a strong professional commitment to making a difference in the industries they serve.” The AGL program is designed to bring together leaders from all segments of the state’s agriculture, forestry, natural resources and allied industries. Over 22 months, they will help one another grow through personalized leadership development geared toward understanding themselves as leaders, analyzing issues facing their industries and strengthening connections to become catalysts for positive change.AGL’s 2017-2019 inductees:Jessie Bland, project coordinator with the Georgia Peanut Commission, TiftonJarrod Creasy, founder/CEO of 920 Cattle and Company, StatesboroKirk Dawkins, hatchery manager with Pilgrim’s Pride, GainesvilleLauren Dees, marketing manager with Generation Farms, LyonsKatie Gazda, executive director of the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, MaconPhilip Gentry, agriculture/youth director of the Georgia National Fairgrounds, PerryGrant Harvey, director of woodlands at The Langdale Company, ValdostaCindy Haygood, district conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, CarrolltonJon Jackson, founder/president for STAG Vets, MilledgevilleTamara Jones, executive director of Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network, DecaturTim Lowrimore, manager of public affairs with Interfor, MaconGarrett Mack, portfolio analyst with Forest Investment Associates, AtlantaJenea Morgan, business manager with Jordan Forest Products, BarnesvilleDewey Newton, vice president of corporate lending for AgSouth Farm Credit, StatesboroJeremy Oxford, horticulturist at Hills and Dales Estate, LaGrangeJeff Paul, director of member services at Walton Electric Membership Corporation, MonroeRoss Pritchett, Central Region investment forester at Timberland Investment Resources, AtlantaAdam Pugh, director of operations and business development at The Rock Ranch, The RockZack Purvis, chief lending officer of AgGeorgia Farm Credit, PerryMelissa Riley, horticulture teacher at Georgia FFA’s Central Region, Fort ValleyBen Salter, nursery manager and farmer with Lewis Taylor Farms, TiftonLindy Savelle, CEO/partner of 1 DOG Ventures, Sale CityBrittany Saylor, precision agriculture agronomist with Crop Focus, CordeleCarlton Self, solutions specialist with John Deere Company, AtlantaMichael Westbrook, Atlantic Region manager at The Westervelt Company, StatesboroIn 1991, community and state leaders started participating in the original, agriculture-based leadership development program known as “Agri-Leaders,” which was sponsored by the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation. Since that time, 375 of Georgia’s business leaders, farmers, foresters, educators and other stakeholders completed the program and became more effective leaders and advocates.In AGL, participants will complete six in-state institutes, an advocacy institute in Washington, D.C., and an international experience in Costa Rica. This will be the third class of AGL participants to experience transformational leadership development through the UGA program.Those seeking more information about AGL can visit www.agl.caes.uga.edu.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Sydney Morning Herald:The $5 billion-plus Terminal 4 coal export expansion planned for Newcastle has been scrapped after demand for the fossil fuel failed to increase as expected.Port Waratah Coal Services said on Thursday that it would allow a lease for the terminal – known as T4 – to lapse, signalling that the project would not go ahead.Port Waratah’s two terminals, Carrington and Kooragang, last year exported 105 million tonnes of coal out of a combined capacity of 145 million tonnes, the company said in a statement.Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, operator of the city’s third terminal, shipped about 60 million tonnes, helping make Newcastle one of the largest coal export centres in the world.“With significant growth capacity available in the existing terminals, we do not expect that the conditions to support an investment of the large and long-term nature of Terminal 4 will be in place before the development approval lapses in September 2020,” Hennie du Plooy, chief executive of Port Waratah, said.The company is understood to have sunk many millions of dollars into T4, a project that secured its original lease in 2009. The first stage envisaged a 25 million tonne per year terminal, with plans to expand that in the future to 70 million tonnes.Jeremy Buckingham, Greens energy spokesman, said T4 becoming terminal was “wonderful news.”“Reality is catching up with the great lie that we can continue to export coal in an age of climate change,” Mr Buckingham said.The Greens called on the government “to develop a transition strategy away from coal” and the party would be making this a key election issue, he said.John Mackenzie, a Newcastle City Councillor, also welcomed the T4 decision.“From the outset the economics was against this, the science was against this and the community was against it but because of our broken planning system it was approved anyway,” Mr Mackenzie said.“Communities are sick of being placed in limbo by a planning system which has no red lights and a Government who won’t show leadership by refusing new fossil fuel projects at the outset.”More: Newcastle’s T4 coal port expansion scrapped as demand fails to rise Australia: Developers Scrap Plans for Coal-Export Expansion in Newcastle
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