Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Miracle That is Agricultural Research

In the early 1800's Thomas Malthus predicted that world population would outgrow the world supply of food.

Little did Malthus know that in 1862 the model for progressive agricultural research would be established by the United States Congress and lead to the establishment of the Land Grant system. The University of Georgia, Auburn University, The University of Florida are all products of that legislation.

Agricultural research has continued to move the needle on what is possible in crop and livestock production.

For peanuts, farmers found themselves amazed at the production potential of the Georgia 06G variety, eve under the worst of weather conditions.

This variety is a product of production research at the University of Georgia and sponsored in large part by the Georgia Peanut Commission. Think about it.