Horticulture Tour.

January 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThe University of Georgia horticulture department and State Botanical Garden of Georgia will offer a tour of research plots, ornamental plant evaluations and gardens Friday, Sept. 28 in Athens, Ga.At the horticulture farm, see the latest research on landscape amendments. These include poultry-litter compost and products called stalite and zeolite.UGA Professor Mike Dirr will discuss the woody ornamentals in his plant evaluation program. At the new College Station Road shade garden, you’ll see Dirr’s collection of Calycanthus, camellia, Cephalotaxus, fothergilla, gardenia and more than 80 hydrangea cultivars.The annual and perennial trial garden on campus is always a favorite tour stop. Viewing an extensive evaluation of the newest annuals and perennials, you’ll want to make notes of those still doing well in the late-summer heat.Talk With FacultyThe tour will offer time to talk with UGA faculty from the Athens, Griffin and Tifton campuses. Lunch will be in the new Heritage Garden at the State Botanical Garden. The garden staff will be on hand to answer questions.Buses leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the upper parking lot of the State Botanical Garden at 2450 South Milledge Ave. (It’s about 1 mile outside the Athens Bypass). The tour will end at 4 p.m.The $20 fee covers the lunch and bus ride. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 21. Mail a check to “Georgia 4-H Foundation” to Extension Horticulture, Attn: Open House, 205 Hoke Smith Bldg., University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.Driving directions to the State Botanical Garden are on the Internet at www.uga.edu/~botgarden/ConDir.html. To learn more, phone (706) 542-2861, or e-mail Angela Anderson at [email protected]last_img read more

NAFCU talks CECL issues, implementation today

December 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU today will participate in a discussion on the upcoming implementation and current issues regarding credit unions’ compliance with the current expected credit loss (CECL) accounting standard with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Of note, today’s meeting, with the AICPA’s Depository Institutions Expert Panel, will cover the recently clarified CECL effective date for non-public business entities, which includes credit unions.NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long and Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Ann Kossachev will attend today’s meeting.In August, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a request for feedback on its proposed update to the current CECL effective date for non-public business entities, making clear that the implementation of the standard is only required for fiscal years after Dec. 15, 2021. The FASB’s proposal would also clarify that operating lease receivables are not covered within the scope of CECL – a clarification welcomed by NAFCU.last_img read more

Who funds Cuomo’s Puerto Rico trips?

October 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgHere are some questions for the taxpayers and legislators of New York state. What do you think is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s motives are for all these trips to Puerto Rico? Is he allowed to use New York states’ resources, including money, manpower and air transportation, without questions as to who funded these trips? Is there no ethics committee with any guts to question his spending taxpayers’ funds without authorization or file charges against him? Finally, could it be that New York state has a large Puerto Rican population in our state and Cuomo’s using our resources to further his political ambitions? Either way, there must be checks and balances and accountability even for the self-appointed king of New York. Question is, where is it?Rick SplawnikAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more