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Extension viticulture specialist to help state’s vineyards

Wineries are becoming big business in Georgia, and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is working to support this growing sector of the economy with new expertise for wine growers. Earlier this month, UGA Extension hired its first full-time wine grape Extension specialist. Cain Hickey, who...

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UGA Small Business Development Center expands work with pharmacists

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has reached out to SBDC Medical Practice Management Program Director Jeff Sanford to teach the association’s ownership workshops. The program involves content related to business plan development, business valuation and financial analysis. These programs are offered in Nashville,...

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Second-year Lyndhurst grant to support Downtown Renaissance Partnership

For the second consecutive year, the Lyndhurst Foundation has approved a grant to support a series of downtown revitalization projects coordinated by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening metro Chattanooga’s economy, is supporting projects to benefit communities...

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UGA outreach programs help Georgia communities grow and prosper

University of Georgia outreach programs had a $753 million impact on the state of Georgia last year, with communities benefiting from leadership training, downtown revitalization, workforce development and assistance to small businesses, among others. Overall, UGA had a $5.25 billion economic impact on the state last...

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SBDC helps new businesses revitalize downtown Macon

On a warm afternoon, you might find 30-40 people hanging out at the corner of Poplar and First streets, talking, laughing and enjoying a beverage. The draw is Just Tap’d, a small business launched last year in downtown Macon. With 64 beer taps, more than 500...

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New UGA facility in Griffin will help launch new food products

University of Georgia scientists are now better equipped to help businesses launch new food products with the opening of the Food Technology Center, locally known as the FoodPIC building, on the UGA Griffin campus. The facility houses the university's Food Product Innovation and Commercialization, or...

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UGA scores big at latest Georgia Bio awards

University of Georgia faculty and staff were honored with multiple awards by Georgia's life sciences industry association, Georgia Bio, at its 2017 Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 26 in Atlanta. This year, four UGA leaders were recognized for significant contributions they and their units have made...

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