Agroforestry conference

first_imgConference presenters will include experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Odum School of Ecology and Fort Valley State University, as well as many other U.S. and Canadian universities.Session presentations will focus on conference themes, including agroforestry education and certification, bioenergy, environmental quality, production systems, social and cultural considerations, and economics, policy and marketing. There will also be a technical workshop focused on tools for landowners and professionals. Participants will be able to view poster presentations and attend both pre- and post-conference field tours and trips to local production sites. Agricultural producers, natural resource professionals and forest and farm landowners should mark their calendars now for the 12th North American Agroforestry Conference set for June 4-9, 2011 at the Georgia Center on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga.The conference will focus on sustainable rural land management and the integration of trees with crop and/or livestock production. Dennis Garrity, director general of the World Agroforestry Centre, and Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, will be featured speakers during the opening plenary session. Watch the session live by logging onto www.ustream.tv/channel/agroforestry. The event is sponsored by the Association for Temperate Agroforestry, Georgia Organics, Southern Regional Extension Forestry and the United States Forest Service with support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.For more information on the agroforestry conference, see the website http://hosting.caes.uga.edu/2011NAAC/.last_img read more

C-NS girls basketball defeats F-M, awaits Baldwinsville rematch

first_imgWhether the Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball team earned the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division regular-season title outright, or had to share it, would all hinge on Thursday night’s showdown with Baldwinsville.To stay in first place, the state Class AA no. 12-ranked Northstars first had to get through Tuesday’s trip to West Genesee, but arrived with a 10-game win streak.Perhaps most impressive about C-NS was the way it earned its ninth win in a row last Tuesday, jumping all over Fayetteville-Manlius in a 54-32 victory while its leading scorer, Jessica Cook, was out of the lineup. Burning to prove that it could handle a quality opponent short-handed, C-NS dominated the opening minutes, its defense forcing a string of Hornets turnovers and easy baskets on the other end.Up 22-3 after one period, the Northstars cruised through the rest of the game, Julia Rowe earning 15 points and Alita Carey-Santangelo adding 12 points. Gabby Hillman and Abbee Norris had six points apiece.And all of this took place after one of the finest players in C-NS history, McKayla Roberts, made some history. While scoring 22 points in Le Moyne College’s 63-54 win over St. Anselm on Feb. 1, Roberts surpassed Jennifer Shea and became the Dolphins’ all-time leading scorer.Four nights later in a game against College of St. Rose, Roberts set another mark for the most 3-pointers in Northeast-10 Conference history.It was Liverpool that would have its own trip to Baldwinsville last Tuesday night, and the state AA no. 14-ranked Bees proved too tough as it handled the Warriors 80-49.Just like C-NS did against F-M, B’ville would pull far away from Liverpool early, building a 27-5 lead by the time the first quarter ended.Trying to recover, the Warriors did get 16 points from Naveah Wingate and 11 points from Melaina Nappa. Victoria Morgan, returning to the lineup, had seven points, as did Karlyssa Shifflett.B’ville utilized its depth quite well, seeing Ola Bednarczyk put up 18 points as teammates Hannah Mimas and Jordan Roy got 11 points apiece.Friday’s snows postponed both Liverpool’s game against Nottingham and C-NS’s against Corcoran. Both would need to get made up to go with the Northstars’ Tuesday trip to West Genesee as the Warriors also meet Henninger and Section V’s Victor this week.Liverpool did play Saturday against Norwich (Section IV) and lost 67-57 to the Purple Tornado, the Warriors’ overall record falling to 5-12.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSgirls basketballliverpoollast_img read more

Angels Offseason Options: Jon Jay

first_img(This is the latest in a series of quick profiles on players who fit for the Angels to add over the winter. They are purely “informed speculation,” based on what we know about the Angels’ roster needs along with General Manager Billy Eppler’s preferences and history. We’ll have a new one every weekday, until the GM Meetings, which are the unofficial start of the hot stove season.)JON JAY, OF, Arizona DiamondbacksThe basics: Jay is the prototypical fourth outfielder. A veteran of nine big league seasons with five teams, Jay has played 673 games in center, 239 in right and 185 in left. He’ll be 34 next season.2018 season: Jay started the season with the Kansas City Royals and finished with the Diamondbacks. He hit .268 with a .330 on-base percentage.Contract status: Jay is a free agent, after making $3 million in 2018. Last winter, he didn’t sign until March. Why he makes sense: The Angels are planning on Justin Upton, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun as their everyday outfielders, but they need a backup who can play center field. They might also want to have a little more insurance in case their fourth outfielder needs to play more regularly – if someone gets hurt or if Calhoun doesn’t bring back the retooled swing that made him better in the second half. At the moment, that looks like Michael Hermosillo, who hit .211 with a .274 on-base percentage last season. Maybe Hermosillo will grow into the role, but maybe the Angels would like someone more experienced, which could also allow Hermosillo to develop at Triple-A instead of playing once a week in the majors. Jay has a career on-base percentage of .352, and as recently as 2017 it was .374. Based on what he made last year and his age, it is likely the Angels could get Jay for less than $3 million on a one-year deal.Why he doesn’t: Last year the Angels tried to fill this role with Chris Young. Although Jay is slightly younger than Young was, and he’s coming off a slightly better season, he is still going to be 34, so there’s a risk that he falls off the map. As is the caveat with any potential position player addition, the Angels might just want to put all of their resources into pitching, leaving the position player holes to be filled by young players making near the minimum salary. Jay is also a left-handed hitter. Ideally, the Angels’ fourth outfielder would hit right-handed, so he’d be a complement to Calhoun if they decide to give him days off against left-handed pitchers.Previous players: C J.T. Realmuto, RHP Nate Eovaldi, RHP Sonny Gray, LHP Patrick Corbin, LHP CC Sabathia, UT Daniel Descalso, RHP Julio Teheran, LHP Gio Gonzalez, UT Marwin Gonzalez, LHP J.A. Happ, LHP Will Smith, 3B Mike Moustakas.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more