Young Harris Beekeeping Institute Group

2021 Young Harris Beekeeping Institute and Certified Testing

The 2021 virtual Beekeeping Institute will be available for viewing the week of May 24, 2021. If you have any questions please contact us at the bee lab, 706-769-1736. Because of the virtual format this year we were unable to offer the Master Beekeeping Program. However, we will offer both the Journeyman and Master level testing at the Georgia Beekeepers Fall Meeting, September 23rd, 2021. Watch for details on the Young Harris Institute web page.
 
Certified level testing will be available at the following locations:  
  • May 23 and June 27, Certified level, Tri-County Beekeepers Association, contact: Bobby Chaisson
  • June 5, 2021, Certified level, Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association, Blue Heron Nature Preserve Field Research Center. Contact: Claressa Lucas
  • Sep 23, 2021, Journeyman, Master, Master Craftsman, Georgia Beekeepers Association fall conference, Gainesville
  • May 18-20, 2022, all levels, Young Harris Institute

Events

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and several Georgia Congressional Offices  are pleased to offer several 12-week summer fellowship opportunities for students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from May 16 - August 5, 2022. Students serve as liaisons while in Washington, D.C. Interested in learning more and applying this semester? Come visit with 2021 Congressional Ag Fellow Brooke Raniere and learn more about the application process and experiences of a Congressional Ag Fellow! Dinner will be provided! The meeting will take place in room 104 in Conner Hall at 5:30 p.m. on January 25th, 2022.
Jan 25
5:30PM - 6:30PM Congressional Agricultural Fellowship Informational Session Conner Hall, ATHENS, GA
From January 19-March 2, there will be four presentations from agriculture and sustainability entrepreneurs about their experiences.  This speaker series will be global in scope, touch all facets of the business cycle, and will feature speakers in the top of their fields.  January 19 - 5:00 p.m. - Leonardo Menegatti will talk about how he built his ag-tech company, InCeres, into an industry leader in Brazil. February 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Pete Oberle will talk about how his regenerative agriculture venture capital fund, Trailhead Capital, invests in new technologies.   February 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Joe Heilman will talk about how he went from early employee to general manager of Intelligent Ag Solutions, growing it into a company that was bought by AGCO in 2021.   March 2 - 6:00 p.m.- Julie Levenson, banker, lawyer, and consultant, will talk about her role in helping startups find their best exits.  All students are invited to attend these virtual seminars. Each presentation will be on Zoom.
Feb 02
6:00PM - 7:00PM Start, Sustain, Succeed: A Speaker Series for the Young Entrepreneur https://zoom.us/j/3932799772
From January 19-March 2, there will be four presentations from agriculture and sustainability entrepreneurs about their experiences.  This speaker series will be global in scope, touch all facets of the business cycle, and will feature speakers in the top of their fields.  January 19 - 5:00 p.m. - Leonardo Menegatti will talk about how he built his ag-tech company, InCeres, into an industry leader in Brazil. February 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Pete Oberle will talk about how his regenerative agriculture venture capital fund, Trailhead Capital, invests in new technologies.   February 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Joe Heilman will talk about how he went from early employee to general manager of Intelligent Ag Solutions, growing it into a company that was bought by AGCO in 2021.   March 2 - 6:00 p.m.- Julie Levenson, banker, lawyer, and consultant, will talk about her role in helping startups find their best exits.  All students are invited to attend these virtual seminars. Each presentation will be on Zoom.
Feb 16
6:00PM - 7:00PM Start, Sustain, Succeed: A Speaker Series for the Young Entrepreneur https://zoom.us/j/3932799772
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