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FAQs on ATP Bioluminescence

FAQs on ATP Bioluminescence What is ATP? ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is an energy molecule that is present in all plant, animal and microbial cells. All organic matter contains ATP including food, bacteria, mold and other microorganisms. ATP is used to transfer energy within living cells to power cellular functions. What is ATP Bioluminescence? ATP bioluminescence detects the amount of ATP present on a surface using a luminometer. The quantity of light generated in the reaction is directly proportional to the amount of ATP that is present. The reading is in the unit of a relative light unit (RLU). Why do
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FARM LABOR FORUM For Agricultural Businesses

Presented by: UGA - Coffee County Extension Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Central Square Complex 200 Madison Ave. S. Douglas, GA 31533 Speakers include representatives from: Wage & Hour Division Georgia Department of Labor Farm Labor Certification OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration UGA - Coffee County Extension Telamon Corporation Georgia Migrant Education Program LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED For more information please contact UGA - Coffee County Extension Office or Mark von Waldner at (912) 384-1402.
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2016 Georgia Watermelon Association Hosts Record Attendance

The Georgia Watermelon Association (GWA) recently held its annual meeting in St. Simons, Ga. where they hosted more than 250 attendees.  This was the GWA’s fourth year holding the event in coastal Georgia, and third at the King & Prince Resort.  Conference coordinators and attendees were pleased with the location. “We were blown away with attendance this year at the event,” said Dawn Cheplick, GWA program coordinator and event director.  “We’re taking this attendance jump to indicate that we’re providing great and needed education for watermelon growers in an enjoyable location.” This year’s conference education included speakers from Southwest Purdue
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2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference Announces Record High Attendance

The 2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow welcomed more than 3,500 members of the fruit and vegetable industry headed to Savannah to attend the 2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow, which was a 10 percent increase in attendees from its 2015 meeting, which welcomed just over 3,200 people. “We are really pleased with this growth,” said Charles Hall, Executive Director of the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association.  “It means we are providing an educational event and networking venue that the industry finds valuable.” The SE Regional Conference is coordinated and sponsored by the
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GFVGA Leadership Plans for 2016

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) Board of Directors held their annual leadership summit and board meeting on Tuesday, February 2 in Atlanta, Georgia.  This day-long planning meeting serves as orientation for new board members and allows GFVGA leadership and staff to create a program of work and strategic plan for the upcoming year. For the 2016 year, the GFVGA board gave directives to pursue updated research on how current labor regulations affect the produce industry, and more educational sessions to help address increased legislation on food safety requirements. “As an association, it is important that we are
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West Georgia Farmers’ Cooperative will Host Small Farm and Agriculture Workshop

West Georgia Farmers’ Cooperative Presents Our 2nd Annual Small Farm and Agriculture Workshop “Localizing the Business of Food” February 10, 2016 West Georgia Technical College Callaway Conference Center 220 Fort Drive LaGrange, Georgia 30241 8:00 am – 5 pm Come and hear local, state, and government experts teach the following: Healthy Soil Basics Livestock Management/Marketing Growing and Selling Your Produce Food Cooperatives Backyard Growing And much more Cost $25.00 per person-Cash, Check, or Money Order Pay at Registration Registration starts at 8:00 am Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided For more information please call (706)881-1249
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