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Graduate students from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences tour a research farm at Purdue University during a past Crop Protection Tour, a career exploration road trip organized by students. The students will hit the road again on July 10. CAES News
CAES graduate students hit the road this summer to explore careers
Starting July 10, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) graduate students will hit the road to explore career opportunities available in the crop protection industry and the Cooperative Extension System.
If you experience a prolonged power outage, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. A refrigerator will keep food at a safe, cold temperature for about four hours if the door remains closed. A full freezer will hold its temperature for about 48 hours. A half-full freezer will only maintain its temperature for about 24 hours if the door stays closed. CAES News
Summer storms and power outages can sink the safety of your freezer
All hands on deck! Stormy weather and hurricanes can blow through with little warning this time of year. Preparation before the storm hits can mean the difference between safe food and water and contaminated supplies that can make you sick.
A gift from the Pulliam family will create an endowed chair position in honor of Pulliam family patriarch H.M. (Morris) Pulliam. The family has deep roots at UGA. Left to right: Anna Kate Pulliam is a 2018 math education alumna of UGA. Amy Pulliam is working toward a master's degree in education with an anticipated graduation date of 2019. Dr. Michael Pulliam, who graduated with a zoology degree in 1961, and his wife, Elaine, elected to fund the endowed chair. Grace Pulliam, a current UGA student, majors in genetics and music and she plans to graduate in 2022. CAES News
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Pulliam and family honor patriarch through faculty chair position at UGA
To honor his legacy in agricultural education, Dr. Michael and Mrs. Elaine Pulliam and family have gifted $1 million to create the H.M. (Morris) Pulliam Chair Fund in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
The staff at the University of Georgia's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center will host their annual corn boil and farm tour on June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the farm will be followed by a community corn boil. CAES News
UGA's annual Organic Twilight Tour and corn boil on tap for late June
From pollinators and pumpkins to corn and cattle, June is a great time to learn about what’s happening on the University of Georgia’s agricultural research farms.
Lyndon Waller, left, a DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market program assistant, and Rickeia Stewart, a UGA Extension administrative assistant in DeKalb County, are part of the team helping to bring fresh vegetables to underserved communities in DeKalb County. CAES News
Metro Atlanta mobile markets rev their engines for another market season
There’s nothing tastier than fresh greens or summer tomatoes from the neighborhood farmers market, but if you can’t make it to a market in metro Atlanta this summer, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has you covered.
Mosquitoes feed on sugar water in Mark Brown's endocrinology lab on UGA's Athens campus. CAES News
Early summer storms could mean mosquito problems across the state
Subtropical Storm Alberto has departed, and the rains will eventually subside. What happens next is predictable: mosquitoes.
Peanut plants under water in Plains, Georgia.
May 31, 2018 CAES News
Rain stunts peanut crop, creates perfect conditions for vegetable diseases
Two consecutive weeks of rainfall in Georgia stunted the growth of the state’s peanut crop and created ideal conditions for diseases in vegetable fields, leaving farmers scrambling to decide what to do next.
During a remembrance ceremony, a portrait of Tommy Nakayama, painted by Griffin, Georgia, artist Jennifer Edwards, was unveiled. Nakayama is a former head of the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology. His portrait will hang in the UGA Center for Food Safety on the university's Griffin campus alongside images of food science department heads who preceded Nakayama. A 'Thunderhead' Japanese black pine tree was also planted in the garden in honor of Nakayama and his heritage. Nakayama's wife (L) and sister are shown unveiling the portrait. CAES News
UGA-Griffin food scientist remembered as compassionate visionary
Family, friends and coworkers of Tommy Nakayama gathered at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia, on Monday, May 21, to honor and remember the former head of the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.
Damage done on Southern pea by cowpea curculio. CAES News
Scout for insects in lima and snap beans and Southern peas
Georgia vegetable farmers should scout for insects in young lima beans and snap beans now.

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