Dawn Black

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Dawn Black - UGA Small Business Development Center

Dawn Black is a Business Consultant with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Augusta. Her business career spans nearly 20 years in the banking industry as a loan officer and credit analyst. Her lending experience has primarily been in rural and agricultural lending with Farm Credit and small community banks.

She grew up in South Florida working in her family’s BBQ business and cattle operation. She resides with her husband and two children on UGA’s Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, GA. This site conducts agricultural experimentation for Georgia’s major row crops including corn, cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. She enjoys the travel ball and Junior Rodeo circuits with her children. She attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics both from the University of Georgia. Additionally, she holds a vocational degree in Livestock Production.


  • B.S.A. in Agribusiness, University of Georgia
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Georgia