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John Buckwalter, Chair of the Board on Human Sciences of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities presents 
Professor Judy Harrison, of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Foods and Nutrition with the 2018 Outstanding Engagement Award. CAES News
UGA professor wins national award for engagement in the human sciences
Judy Harrison, a professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia, was selected to receive the 2018 Outstanding Engagement Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) Board on Human Sciences.
CAES Office of Global Programs Associate Director Vicki McMaken, CAES doctoral candidate Davis Musia Gimode and CAES undergraduate Sara Reeves attended this year’s World Food Prize symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. CAES News
CAES students find inspiration and impact at World Food Prize symposium
Students in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) spend a lot of class time discussing ways to end food insecurity, but there are many lessons that can’t be learned in the classroom.
Christmas lights are a normal part of celebrating during the Holiday season. CAES News
Delegate safety duties during the holidays
The holiday season is a great time for families to get together to decorate and celebrate. If celebrating is a family affair, safety can be too.
UGA Extension weed scientist Stanley Culpepper speaks about weed research during a field day. CAES News
Using Pesticides Wisely training program benefiting Georgia farmers
A state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides continues to limit pesticide drift in Georgia. The educational training system, called “Using Pesticides Wisely,” was created by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. UGA Extension weed scientist Stanley Culpepper, who developed the training, credits Georgia farmers’ excellent teamwork and decision-making for the low number of pesticide drift complaints in Georgia in 2017.
Farming is a career field where you can work long hours, put in overtime, do your pest and still fail. From crop-destroying pests to droughts, floods and hurricanes, many factors can lead to a lost crop and the heavy burden of stress that comes with it. Set for Dec. 10 and 11 in the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport, the “Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions” conference was organized to help experts know how to help rural Americans deal with stressors. CAES News
Farmers and other rural Americans at high risk for stress, mental health challenges, suicide
Rural Americans, especially those working in agriculture, need more support to help with stressors, and for the treatment of mental illness, addiction and the prevention of suicide, according to Anna M. Scheyett, dean of the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work. Scheyett will join other experts from across the country Dec. 10 and 11 in the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Airport for a conference titled “Rural Stress: Promising Practices and Future Directions.”
The UGArden’s Medicinal Herb Program markets 10 locally grown teas, including this exam season favorite. CAES News
UGA Medicinal Herb Program is growing entrepreneurs
In the last year, the medicinal herb program at UGArden, the University of Georgia’s student-run farm, has expanded its product line and the number of students involved has expanded rapidly.
University of Georgi Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Wayne Parrott and Assistant Professor Jason Wallace are working with the carnivorous water plant bladderwort in hopes that its unique genetic structure can shed some light on ways to reduce crosstalk between new genes during advanced plant breeding. CAES News
University of Georgia researchers look to increase the pace of sustainable crop innovation with the help of the lowly bladderwort
With the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a few technical roadblocks that need to be overcome.
Eric Rubenstein, assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, helped his agricultural education students gain a teacher's perspective on the National FFA Convention and Expo by taking his class to the event. CAES News
UGA students attend National FFA Convention to gain a teacher's-eye view of the gathering
University of Georgia agricultural education students usually stand out in a crowd, but there’s something exciting about being around thousands of people who share a purpose.
Peanuts being picked on the UGA Tifton campus on October 31, 2018. CAES News
Mother Nature impacting Georgia's peanut crop
Three separate weather events this season will likely impact the quality and yield of a substantial amount of Georgia’s peanut acreage, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan agronomist.

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