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Shane Curry, UGA Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Appling County, will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market on Dec. 4, 2018. CAES News
UGA Extension Agent Shane Curry recognized with 40 under 40 honor
Shane Curry’s work with blueberries, pecans and organics in southeastern Georgia has helped garner the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent a 40 under 40 recognition by Great American Media Services, publishers of Fruit Grower News and Vegetable Growers News.
Cantaloupes being grown at UGA-Tifton. CAES News
Cantaloupe project aimed at finding variety less susceptible to bacteria
University of Georgia scientists are assisting in a study to find a cantaloupe variety with less netting on the rind in the hopes that the fruit will be less susceptible to the bacteria or pathogens that settle in the netting on the outside of the fruit.
Bhabesh Dutta teaches Extension agents in the field. CAES News
UGA's Bhabesh Dutta recognized with 40 under 40 honor
Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable plant pathologist, has been named to the first class of Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Award winners.
Thunderstorms scattered across the state in June left some parts of Georgia with more than 7 inches more rain than normal, while other parts of the state saw below-normal rainfall. CAES News
Summer thunderstorms led to variable rainfall in June 2018
Fueled by warmer-than-normal temperatures, summer thunderstorms blanketed the state this June, producing heavy rain and flooding in some areas while leaving other areas dry.
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Bedtimes can make a difference in children's mood and ability at school
Between after-school activities, homework and other obligations, kids have a lot of competition for the time they should devote to sleep. Many kids — and adults, for that matter — don’t get enough sleep. On average, high school students need between seven and 11 hours of sleep. For younger kids, even more time is needed: 12 hours for school-age kids, 13 hours for preschoolers and close to 14 hours for toddlers.
A student hangs her bookbag on a peg outside her classroom door. CAES News
Making the switch from summer brain back to school brain
New backpacks, jeans, and boxes of markers and crayons can help get kids ready to go back to school, but how should parents mentally prepare their children?
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CAES scientists go live on Facebook this fall
This fall the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is opening the labs of some its most distinguished researchers to students and science fans across the state. 
Education and open lines of communication are key for parents to help their children through a cyberbullying situation. CAES News
Open lines of communication can help students dealing with cyber bullies
Students today spend more time online than anywhere else, so it’s not a surprise that some of the worst behavior adults remember from their own teenage years — gossiping and bullying — has followed students online and into their newly built social networks.
Flor Campos-Robles, a fifth-grade Clarke County 4-H member from Athens, Georgia, won third place with her poster featuring a house that appears to be feeling under weather and warns about the dangers of radon. CAES News
UGA Radon Education Program sets Oct. 5 as deadline for annual Radon Poster Contest
Household radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., but the hazards of this dangerous gas are still relatively unknown to many Georgia families.

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