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Group of truffles. CAES News
New truffle species named after UGA's Tim Brenneman
University of Georgia Professor Tim Brenneman now has a newly discovered truffle species named after him: Tuber brennemanii.
High winds from Hurricane Michael in Turner County, Georgia, blew cotton to the ground. CAES News
UGA economists estimate up to $600 million in cotton damage from Hurricane Michael
University of Georgia agricultural economists believe that Georgia cotton farmers in the path of Hurricane Michael have only begun to feel the impact of the storm that took 90 or 100 percent of many area growers’ crops.
Upland cotton typically produces cotton with short or medium fibers.  Regents' Professor Andrew Paterson, and fellow CAES crop and soil sciences professor Peng Chee, are working to develop upland cotton varieties with longer fibers. CAES News
UGA study links cottonseed oil with lower cholesterol 
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a high-fat diet enriched with cottonseed oil drastically improved cholesterol profiles in young adult men. Participants showed significant reductions in cholesterol and triglycerides.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Andrew Warner and peanut consultant Jimmy Miller evaluate peanuts after Hurricane Michael's trek through Seminole County, Georgia. CAES News
Southwest Georgia farmers pick themselves up and trudge ahead after Hurricane Michael
Just weeks after Hurricane Michael blew across southwest Georgia, area farmers have moved from a state of shock into full recovery mode. Before dealing with their own losses, many farmers in Decatur, Early, Miller, Mitchell and Seminole counties helped clear roads, cover roofs and check on their neighbors.
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduate Bethany Harris of Griffin has earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from UGA Griffin. She is currently working on her doctorate. The new Double Dawg program allows students to earn bachelor's and master's degrees in less time, allowing them to enter the workforce sooner. CAES News
Double Dawgs program at UGA-Griffin helps students earn bachelor’s, master’s degrees in less time
The University of Georgia’s Double Dawgs program is now being offered on the UGA campus in Griffin. The program allows students to simultaneously work towards a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree and complete both degrees in five years or less.
Jessie Holbrook of Union County, who submitted a pumpkin weighing 644 pounds, took first place in the Georgia 4-H pumpkin-growing contest this year.  CAES News
Union County 4-H member wins top pumpkin prize with 644-pound gourd
Pumpkins are a staple of the fall season. Some people like pumpkins baked in pie, and some like them carved and lit up on their front porches for Halloween. Georgia 4-H’ers, on the other hand, like them to weigh hundreds of pounds. 
Grow It Know It students Lucy Gibson, a junior in the Clarke Central High School; Jean Ayala Figueroa, an 8th grader at Clarke Middle School; Destiny Strickland, 8th grade at Coile Middle School and Mara Smith, a freshman at Clarke Central High School represent the Grow It Know It program celebrate Georgia Organic's Golden Radish Awards on Oct. 22. CAES News
Clarke County's Grow It Know It wins statewide honor from Georgia Organics
Anyone who has ever been to a meal prepared by Clarke County Schools’ Grow It Know It students knows that the program is special, and now the state knows as well. 
Based on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Georgia, UGA food engineer Kevin Mis Solval has an 80 percent research and 20 percent Extension appointment. Through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Mis Solval conducts food process engineering research and helps develop food ingredients for projects at the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization (FoodPIC) Center. CAES News
Kevin Mis Solval joins UGA faculty as food engineer on Griffin campus
Kevin Mis Solval has joined the faculty of the University of Georgia as a food engineer in the Department of Food Science and Technology. Based on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia, Mis Solval will conduct food process engineering research and help develop food ingredients for projects at the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization (FoodPIC) Center.
Tammy Cheely, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension county coordinator for Warren County; Scott Richardson, technical education and nutrition director for Warren County Schools; Becky Griffin, UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator and Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean and director of UGA Extension celebrate the presentation of UGA Extensions inaugural Golden Radish Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award. CAES News
UGA Extension recognizes Warren County School System with inaugural Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award
The traditional thinking about farm-to-school programs is that they only thrive in suburban or urban school districts with plenty of money and resources.

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