— Tortuga Agricultural Technology Agency has been selected as one of two Georgia Tech Extension campuses to receive funding for a program that will teach farmers how to create the world’s first genetically engineered corn crop.
Agricultural technologies and agronomy courses are in high demand, but a new technology is taking advantage of the trend and turning Georgia Tech into the leading state for the technology.
Agronomy and agrometrics courses are growing in popularity as a way to help agricultural industries become more productive and to increase the number of acres planted with a new crop.
But farmers are not yet ready to start cultivating corn.
They’re also not sure if it’s the right technology for them.
“I think we’re really missing out on the big picture.
We’re not ready for the next generation of agriculture,” said Joe Cogdell, a farmer from the small town of Greenbrier.
Agroecologist Dr. David Pecan of the Agronomy & Agroecology department at the University of Georgia said corn, soybeans and soybeans are all genetically modified, which means they can be bred to be more nutritious and less polluting.
Corn and soybean varieties were originally created by the DuPont Chemical Company to make cotton.
But the DuPos made the technology available to farmers in the late 19th century.
The U.S. government banned genetically modified foods in 1996.
But many companies have been allowed to continue to sell crops that were originally produced by the U.A.E. and DuPont.
Agribusiness companies, including DuPont, have received hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies to develop new crops.
But some agronomists are concerned that farmers are becoming overwhelmed by the corn variety.
Agraecology and agroecological students can use a combination of techniques to create a corn variety that has a higher yield than the existing crop, Pecamp said.
They can also grow it with corn stalks that are grown in the ground, rather than a hybrid of the two.
That gives them more flexibility to grow the corn in different soil types.
Agrometics students can also work with plants grown in seed.
They can also use the seeds grown in their fields, like corn, in new varieties.
“The goal of these courses is to get farmers in a better position to see that it’s really worth it for them to invest in a corn technology program,” said Dr. James C. Cogdin, an agronomic student from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.