UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Academics • Research • Extension
See @ugacaesstudents + @ugacaesalumni for more | #AgDawg Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you.
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To improve the quality and guard the safety of life's necessities, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students. CAES is one of the oldest and among the best U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations and its statewide network of Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of the CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. The CAES has classrooms, laboratories and facilities on UGA campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton, Georgia. In addition, CAES has research and education centers in Attapulgus, Camilla, Eatonton, Savannah, Blairsville, Calhoun, Midville and Plains. The college is also represented across the state by local UGA Cooperative Extension offices and five 4-H Centers in Hampton, Jekyll Island, Eatonton, Tybee Island and Dahlonega.

Operating as usual

05/13/2021
2021 CAES Convocation Hype Video

Hey, #AgDawg graduates! #Classof2021 🎓

Today is YOUR day! Come celebrate with us during tonight's virtual convocation at 6 p.m.

@UGA CAES Alumni Association | UGA CAES Students

Mark it on your calendars! 🗓️May 13 and 14, Young Harris College is collaborating with the University of Georgia to host...
05/11/2021
Virtual Beekeeping Institute will offer educational resources for apiarists

Mark it on your calendars! 🗓️

May 13 and 14, Young Harris College is collaborating with the University of Georgia to host a virtual beekeeping seminar for both professionals and amateurs 🐝

🔗 Register now at t.uga.edu/71J.

Professional and amateur beekeepers alike are invited to register for the 29th Young Harris College/University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute to be held virtually on May 13 and 14.

Ahead of graduation this weekend, make sure you stay up to date on the latest policies and procedures. Congratulations t...
05/10/2021
Commencement logistics: weather plan and parking

Ahead of graduation this weekend, make sure you stay up to date on the latest policies and procedures.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 graduates!

This year’s undergraduate ceremonies will be split into three sessions.

Need last-minute gift ideas for #MothersDay? Don't worry, we've got you covered 🌷Check out some helpful plant tips from ...
05/06/2021
UGA breeders have developed pretty plants ideal for Mother's Day

Need last-minute gift ideas for #MothersDay? Don't worry, we've got you covered 🌷

Check out some helpful plant tips from breeders at the University of Georgia that will leave mom feeling the love.

Plants and flowers are popular choices for Mother’s Day gifts each year and University of Georgia plant breeders are responsible for many beautiful varieties available in garden stores.

The #BroodX cicadas are coming!In counties across north Georgia, the red-eyed creatures are already making appearances. ...
05/05/2021

The #BroodX cicadas are coming!

In counties across north Georgia, the red-eyed creatures are already making appearances.

Have you spotted any? Let us know!

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek!Every day, teachers in a variety of disciplines take time to mentor students & equip them ...
05/03/2021

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek!

Every day, teachers in a variety of disciplines take time to mentor students & equip them with skills they need to become the next generation of world-changers.

We see them, but they rarely get the credit they deserve. Thank you for all you do.

Thank you to all the members of the UGA CAES Alumni Association and others who contributed to a record-setting CAES Givi...
04/30/2021
CAES alumni and friends set new records for philanthropy during Georgia Giving Week

Thank you to all the members of the UGA CAES Alumni Association and others who contributed to a record-setting CAES Giving Day and Georgia Giving Week! #AgDawgProud

Hundreds of donors representing all 50 states showed their support for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) during the third annual Georgia Giving Week April 17 to 23, with many gifts flooding in on Monday, the inaugural CAES Giving Day.

04/29/2021

Our sincerest thanks to everyone that participated in Georgia Giving Week! Your generosity matters.

CAES and UGA Extension wouldn’t be what it is today without donors like you!

Missed out? You can still get involved at caes.uga.edu/alumni/get-involved.html.

UGA CAES Alumni Association | #ThankADonor

All smiles for blueberry season! 😎On Monday, CAES Dean Place made a trip to the UGA Horticulture Farm to take part in th...
04/27/2021

All smiles for blueberry season! 😎

On Monday, CAES Dean Place made a trip to the UGA Horticulture Farm to take part in the trial planting ceremony. With the first plant in the ground and many more to come, consumers all around the United States will have a lot to look forward to!

Who's excited? 🌱 | University of Georgia Department of Horticulture University of Georgia

Food engineering professor Fanbin Kong has dedicated his life to studying how our bodies process the food we eat. Throug...
04/26/2021
Professor gains insights into weight loss - UGA Today

Food engineering professor Fanbin Kong has dedicated his life to studying how our bodies process the food we eat. Through his current research, Kong is gaining insights into how some nonfood materials may assist in weight loss in the UGA Food Science & Technology department.

Fanbin Kong researches digestion processes with multidisciplinary collaboration.

Mckenzie AebiElla BostwickKathryn JernickVictoria KendleEmily LeinsSophie LucasAnnalise ReedKadie SanfordMegan SeidelJos...
04/23/2021
‘It’s Just A Dream Come True’ - University of Georgia Athletics

Mckenzie Aebi
Ella Bostwick
Kathryn Jernick
Victoria Kendle
Emily Leins
Sophie Lucas
Annalise Reed
Kadie Sanford
Megan Seidel
Josey Wakler

10 UGA CAES Students helped Georgia Equestrian take home another national title🏇🏿🥇 | #AgDawgs

Georgia's equestrian team is still buzzing after winning the program's seventh national championship on Saturday

Research from our faculty reports improved social and education skills from #FarmToSchool programs. UGA Extension agents...
04/23/2021
UGA Extension offers support for Farm to School programs

Research from our faculty reports improved social and education skills from #FarmToSchool programs.
UGA Extension agents and staff are great resources around the state for school gardens!

The idea and principles of Farm to School programs have been around for more than two decades, but it took nearly half that time for adoption and funding to garner growth and wider attention.

04/21/2021

We’re #CallingAllAgDawgs. If you ever passed the Arch on your way downtown, if you ever rang the Chapel Bell, if you ever felt a ‘G’ is more than a letter: you can make a difference and help build tomorrow today.

Can you help us fill in the map? #CallingAllDawgs

Give at https://gail.uga.edu/callingalldawgs?scu=caes

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences | UGA CAES Students | UGA CAES Research | UGA Extension

Calling our #AgDawg alumni and friends from around the county — join us for CAES Giving Day!
04/19/2021

Calling our #AgDawg alumni and friends from around the county — join us for CAES Giving Day!

Do you know someone in a state that is not highlighted red? Tag them below, encourage them to give to UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and you will have a chance to get an Ag swAG box for free!

https://t.uga.edu/6WU

#CallingAllAgDawgs #CallingAllDawgs

UGA CAES Students | UGA CAES Research | UGA Extension

Today is CAES Giving Day! Your gift can support our college and UGA Extension as we continue serving our communities. | ...
04/19/2021
We're Calling All Dawgs

Today is CAES Giving Day! Your gift can support our college and UGA Extension as we continue serving our communities. | #CallingAllDawgs

We encourage you to share and support! 🐶
🔗: t.uga.edu/6W0

Together, there's no limit to who and where we can help.

Eight UGA CAES Students students participated in the first UGA Young Farmers and Ranchers discussion meet this spring. A...
04/15/2021
UGA Young Farmers and Ranchers club hosts first discussion contest

Eight UGA CAES Students students participated in the first UGA Young Farmers and Ranchers discussion meet this spring. Adam Belflower, a third-year agribusiness student from Cochran, Georgia, won the grand prize of $500 and will represent UGA at the state contest this summer.

Student clubs and activities are an active part of collegiate life, fostering networking and fun opportunities to engage in topic-based activities.

After earning his doctorate at CAES, Floyd Shockley's career path led him to oversee millions of specimens at the Smiths...
04/14/2021
Say Hello to the Scientist Caring for Smithsonian's 35 Million Entomology Specimens

After earning his doctorate at CAES, Floyd Shockley's career path led him to oversee millions of specimens at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

He didn't always plan to be an entomologist. Take a look at what changed 🪲 | UGA Alumni Association

In this Meet a SI-entist, Smithsonian Entomologist and Collections Manager Floyd Shockley reveals how insects impact our daily lives.

Graduate Student Recognition 🏆 Three students in CAES have been honored with an E. Broadus Browne Award for Outstanding ...
04/13/2021
Graduate students honored with research awards

Graduate Student Recognition 🏆 Three students in CAES have been honored with an E. Broadus Browne Award for Outstanding Graduate Research.

🥇 Shaun Stice took first place in the Ph.D. category. He is graduating in May 2021 with a doctorate in plant pathology under guidance from advisors Brian Kvitko and Bhabesh Dutta.

🥈 Sam McDonald, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, took second place. His advisor is Zenglu Li.

🥇 Caroline Burks received first place in the master’s category and is graduating in May 2021 with a master's in plant pathology under the direction of Marin Brewer.

Three graduate students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been honored with an E. Broadus Browne Award for Outstanding Graduate Research.

Congratulations to these #AgDawg students who won prizes in our undergraduate research symposium!
04/09/2021

Congratulations to these #AgDawg students who won prizes in our undergraduate research symposium!

Congratulations to our Virtual Research Symposium winners! Out of 48 total participants, 8 students took home cash prizes totaling $4,400. Each student conducted research under the supervision of a faculty mentor and virtually presented their findings to a panel of judges. CAES was able to fund 46 undergraduate research projects this year, totaling $38,750 of support. Way to go #AgDawgs!

Section 1, First Place: Jenna Franke
Section 1, Second Place: Lane Goodroe

Section 2, First Place: Lydia Griffin
Section 2, Second Place: Mark Whatley

Section 3, First Place: Chris Littlejohn
Section 3, Second Place: Brandon Hudson

Section 4, First Place: Abigal Sartin
Section 4, Second Place: Kassandra Kocan

If you haven't already heard, Brood X is coming 👀 This spring, outdoor adventurers and insect enthusiasts have a special...
04/09/2021
Billions of periodical cicadas and their songs set to fill the spring air

If you haven't already heard, Brood X is coming 👀

This spring, outdoor adventurers and insect enthusiasts have a special chance to claim their own place in the history books at the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

Find out how ⬇️ | #BroodX #cicadas

It has been 17 years since a set of billions of periodical cicadas emerged from their underground chambers and filled the air with boisterous buzzing and desperate mating calls.

Dr. Geary Bush brings personal commitment to caring for patients — he's an amazing #AgDawg alumni! Read about him in Sou...
04/08/2021

Dr. Geary Bush brings personal commitment to caring for patients — he's an amazing #AgDawg alumni!

Read about him in Southscapes https://t.uga.edu/6xi

"Being an 18-year-old and not knowing what I needed, I was fortunate to find myself attending a fantastic university as a part of an incredible college, surrounded by people who helped me grow, mature as an adult and begin to make some wise decisions,” said Geary Bush (BSA — Animal Science, ’03).

Read about it in Southscapes https://t.uga.edu/6xi

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Development at work: a gift from the Pulliam family created an endowed chair position in honor of family patriarch Henry...
04/07/2021

Development at work: a gift from the Pulliam family created an endowed chair position in honor of family patriarch Henry Morris Pulliam (BSA '31), who became an agriculture teacher in Newton county. Their commitment was recently featured in the University of Georgia magazine. It's currently fueling research in CAES through the current Pulliam chair held by entomology Professor Michael Strand. Learn more about his work with mosquitos at https://t.uga.edu/52S.

Development at work: a gift from the Pulliam family created an endowed chair position in honor of family patriarch Henry Morris Pulliam (BSA '31), who became an agriculture teacher in Newton county. Their commitment was recently featured in the University of Georgia magazine. It's currently fueling research in CAES through the current Pulliam chair held by entomology Professor Michael Strand. Learn more about his work with mosquitos at https://t.uga.edu/52S.

CAES associate professor Lohitash Karumbaiah is taking the lead on investigating the implementation of a hydrogel to tre...
04/06/2021
‘Brain glue’ helps repair circuitry in severe TBI

CAES associate professor Lohitash Karumbaiah is taking the lead on investigating the implementation of a hydrogel to treat traumatic brain injuries 🧠

How does it work? Find out below.
UGA Research | #Science

Reparative hydrogel mimics the composition and mechanics of the brain.

The UGA Office of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for paid student internships for Fall 2021 — the de...
04/06/2021
Internships | Student Programs | Sustainable UGA

The UGA Office of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for paid student internships for Fall 2021 — the deadline is April 12.

The Office of Sustainability Student Internship Program provides opportunities for experiential learning and professional development while making a positive and tangible impact within the University of Georgia and Athens communities.

Internships Experiential learning through real-world solutions The Office of Sustainability Student Internship Program provides opportunities for experiential learning and professional development while making a positive and tangible impact within the University of Georgia and Athens communities. Th...

Students from the UGA Horticulture Club are giving back to fellow horticulture students by giving $25,000 to the Horticu...
04/06/2021
UGA Horticulture Club helps grow scholarship funding

Students from the UGA Horticulture Club are giving back to fellow horticulture students by giving $25,000 to the Horticulture Scholarship Fund. In the past 15 years, the club has contributed $120,000 to scholarship funds.
#Horticulture | UGA CAES Students

Students in the University of Georgia’s Horticulture Club are growing more than plants. They’re also growing support for current and future Bulldogs.

While jellyfish products are commonly found in many Asian markets, there is little demand for use in domestic U.S. cuisi...
04/05/2021
UGA Researchers Study Jellyfish as a Food Delicacy

While jellyfish products are commonly found in many Asian markets, there is little demand for use in domestic U.S. cuisine.

In collaboration with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia researchers are creating innovative ways to bring jellyfish to your kitchen. | #innovation

While you probably won't find it on the menu at your favorite seafood restaurant, jellyfish is considered a delicacy in many Asian countries. To create more ...

Today, April 2, marks 100 years since the first class of AGHON members was initiated at UGA. A banner has been placed at...
04/02/2021

Today, April 2, marks 100 years since the first class of AGHON members was initiated at UGA. A banner has been placed at the Tate Circle of Honor to commemorate the milestone and the newest inductees. Former CAES Dean Bill Flatt, an honorary member, met with the newest members yesterday as he does each year.

AGHON was founded in 1920 and seeks to recognize students on campus with outstanding leadership and character and a passion for agriculture. Students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the @UGAWarnell, @UGAVetMed and @UGAEngineering are nominated and selected by their peers to participate in a semester-long commitment to enhance their understanding and appreciation of UGA and agriculture history.

Glad to have Dean Place getting acquainted around the state at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus! Learn more abou...
04/01/2021

Glad to have Dean Place getting acquainted around the state at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus! Learn more about the campus at https://www.griffin.uga.edu/.

We were thrilled to welcome Dean Nick Place for his first visit to UGA Griffin yesterday! As the new Dean of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, he took the time to meet with faculty, staff and students while touring our beautiful campus. Pictured is Dean Place (second from right) with (L-R) Dr. Clint Waltz; Interim Assistant Provost and Campus Director, Dr. David Buntin; Dr. Paul Raymer and Dr. Manpreet Singh. #ugagriffin #ugacaes

Have you been to The Trial Gardens @ UGA? If not, you're missing out!🌼🌸🌷During spring and into early fall, the garden is...
04/01/2021
Gardening Nurtures Our Inner Spirits

Have you been to The Trial Gardens @ UGA? If not, you're missing out!🌼🌸🌷

During spring and into early fall, the garden is filled with bright colors and the occasional butterfly! 🦋

Check ugatrial.hort.uga.edu.com for updates on access during the pandemic.

UGA Trial Garden Cultivates the Perfect Plants During the frigid winter months, many gardeners are organizing and dreaming of adding to their landscapes, checking through catalogs and online sources and cramming parking lots of nurseries as they try to collect choice additions for their gardens for....

03/31/2021
Meet Jake Matthews

Today is Sine Die for the Georgia General Assembly — the last day of the legislative session. Recent #AgDawg alumni Jake Matthews (Agribusiness '20) gives an overview of his job on the policy and advocacy team with Georgia Farm Bureau. During summer 2019, he served as a CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellow in Rep. Sanford Bishop’s office.

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I've been fascinated to see the overall hard work and dedication collegiate students have put in during these difficult times. I've been hard at work as well and trying to make a change in my environment and the world at large. I've recently come across a PR Newswire article about a brand new Netflix Documentary called Kiss The Ground about regenerative farming. It's narrated by Woody Harrelson and includes numerous celebrity appearances such as Tom Brady and Ian Somerhalder. It also includes a number of smaller appearances from numerous different activists from around the world, each making a change in their community. I've been so inspired by the film's message and have already signed up to join the film's global watch party on September 22nd when the film comes to Netflix.
This is a truly inspiring page, dedicated people working hard to make lasting environmental changes is amazing to see! Director’s/activist’s Rebecca & Josh Tickell have also dedicated their lives to making lasting environmental changes through the use of regenerative farming, for one example. Their new feature documentary "Kiss the Ground" narrated by Woody Harrelson, explores the many ways we can replenish our earth from the ground up. Watch the trailer for "Kiss the Ground" on YouTube, and join me on September 22nd for the global release party on Netflix!
I love seeing programs like this that appreciate and support sustainability and environmental action! I am constantly looking for content that I can support and share that makes me hopeful for the future of the Earth, and this page seems to have that same sentiment in mind. In my search for more content that is focused on the environment, I came across a Youtube trailer for a new Netflix Original documentary called “Kiss the Ground” that presents a viable, optimistic solution to climate change centered on regenerating the planet’s soil. The movie is directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, two inspiring activists that have created films like this for decades, and features influential celebrities like Ian Somerhalder and Patricia Arquette! I’m really excited about the movie and will be attending their virtual watch party and Q&A when the project is released on September 22nd. Let me know what you think!
Where's the link to today's webinar? registered last week and THOUGHT the link in my calendar was to the actual webinar but alas it is not - it's only a link to the webinar facebook ad. I guess I'm not attending after all.
What is this? Thank you
Calling all CAES students (all majors.. undergrad and graduate) - reminder that UGA Extension Internship applications for Summer 2020 are due Sat., Feb. 1st! www.extension.uga.edu/about/join-our-team/internships
Georgia has a unique facility to help you learn about plants, their habits, what locations you can plant certain plants. Their 2020 calendar is full of programs throughout the year to help the home gardener.
Great Day, was told to take a various of soil samples and send to UGA Griffin School of Agriculture to identify what it may be lacking in nutrients around property. Looking forward to chatting with someone about this.
Check out the FB page for the new UGA Hospitality and Food Industry Management Program within CAES. You'll get up-to-date hospitality industry trends for Georgia and the US. https://www.facebook.com/pg/ugahfim
Hi everyone. I recently posted this message on the UGA Entomology page, and wanted to place it hear as well: I am the Editor in Chief at The Red & Black. I would like to put together a memorial article for Marianne Shockley. I have written several obituaries in the past, but I recognize that this one is different. It is clear that her death and the manner in which it has been described has caused a devastating blow to the UGA community and to her family and friends, and my goal is to honor the impact she had on those around her. I hope to speak with as many people as possible in order to understand who Ms. Shockley was, and to represent her in an honest manner. That being said, please message me or give me a call at 786-484-5973 if you are someone who would like to contribute to this article. Thank you.
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