This year’s Georgia Ag Forecast seminar in Tifton, originally scheduled for Jan. 29, has been rescheduled to Feb. 28 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The breakfast seminar will be held at the UGA Tifton Conference Center as previously scheduled. Registration will open at 7 a.m. with breakfast being served at 7:30 a.m. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Georgia Ag Forecast seminars in Cartersville and Tifton, which were canceled because of inclement weather the last week of January, have been rescheduled. The Ag Forecast seminar in Cartersville, originally scheduled for Jan. 31, has been rescheduled for March 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with lunch following. The seminar will be held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, as originally scheduled. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. As part of the annual Ag Forecast seminar series, UGA economists explain the factors that will influence the state’s largest industry in the coming growing season. In addition to information about commodity markets and yields, the economists link agricultural trends to the state’s economic health as a whole. Farm succession planning will also be addressed at these seminars. Macon attorney Will Thompson will serve as guest speaker for this segment and will offer advice for farmers and landowners on how to best pass land and businesses to the next generation. For information about registering for the seminars or about transferring registration from the originally scheduled seminars, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com .
The Dutch civil service scheme ABP, at €356bn, accounted for nearly 5.8% of assets, while third-ranking Dutch healthcare scheme PFZW accounted for 2.7%.Both Dutch funds, among the largest asset owners worldwide, saw their overall share of the €6.16trn in pension assets decline compared with 2014.Denmark’s ATP accounted for more than 1.7% of assets, Sweden’s Alecta 1.2%.Alecta was followed in sixth place by PMT, the Dutch metal-workers fund, which was followed by the first German entrant in the shape of Bayerische Versorgungskammer.Denmark’s PFA Pension came eighth, followed by two UK entries, the BT Pension Scheme and the Universities Superannuation Scheme, rounding out the Top 10. European pension assets increased to €6.16trn last year, up by €660bn, according to IPE’s annual Top 1000 Pension Funds survey.The data, compiled by S&P Capital IQ MMD, showed a 10.8% increase in European assets under management.Over the course of 2014, assets among the Top 1000 global institutional investors increased by €4.2trn to €25.3trn, up by 19.9% year on year.The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global remains Europe’s largest institutional investor, accounting for 13.2% of European pension assets.
The Boys Golf Sectionals took place at The Greensburg Country Club on Friday (6-5).Columbus East was the team champs with a score of 306. Columbus North was second with 313 and the host Pirates also qualified for The Regionals placing third with 328.2015 Boys Golf Sectionals @ GreensburgSpencer Fairbanks of Columbus North was the overall medalist with a score of 73.Area individuals advancing on to The Regionals are North Decatur’s Dayne Lecher, East Central’s Travis Spencer, and Jac-Cen-Del’s Lucas Williams.The Regionals will be taking place on Thursday (6-11) at Clarksville Providence Champions Pointe starting at 8 AM.