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Gifts have a huge impact on CAES students. They fund CAES for Georgia Commitment Scholarships, need-based scholarships that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the UGA Foundation. These funds help to cover students' costs that may not be covered by other scholarships or grants, thereby removing students' financial barriers. CAES News
CAES donors' commitment reaches a record high
In its most successful year of fundraising to date, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences raised nearly $24 million in gifts, the second-highest total among all UGA colleges and schools for fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30.
Lohitash Karumbaiah, assistant professor in University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Animal Dairy Science, has developed a method for reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury and stimulating recovery in neuron cells grown in a petri dish. CAES News
Traumatic brain injury recovery may start in UGA petri dish
Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have succeeded in reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury and stimulating recovery in neuron cells grown in a petri dish.
Johnson Collins, of Jasper, Georgia, spent 12 weeks this summer working in the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program. CAES News
UGA student Johnson Collins's time in the U.S. capital helped chart her path ahead
Johnson Collins, a small-town girl from Jasper, Georgia, never believed she would work in the nation’s capital.
Caffeine does not cause an increased risk of heart disease. However, people who have heart disease should consult their health care providers about caffeine intake.
Studies suggest that caffeine intake may protect against Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke. CAES News
Two to four cups of coffee is OK, according to Food and Drug Administration
Many people start their day with a cup of coffee, and that’s not necessarily a bad habit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers moderate caffeine intake to be 300 milligrams of coffee each day. That’s two to four cups. And studies show that coffee, in moderation, can promote a variety of health benefits.
Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray. CAES News
Former Morgan County Extension agent takes the reins in UGA Extension Northeast District
Bobby Smith’s first job was on his family’s dairy farm in Boaz, Alabama. He felt right at home when University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hired him to work with farmers in Morgan County, one of the state’s most productive dairy regions, 18 years ago.
Corn is harvested on the UGA Tifton Campus on August 11, 2016. CAES News
Some Georgia farmers harvesting corn later this year
Rainy conditions this spring forced some Georgia corn farmers to plant their crop late this year, according to Reagan Noland, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn and small grains agronomist. This late planting, combined with a very wet growing season, meant farmers harvested some corn crops a few weeks late.
As of June 2018, Janine Sherrier is the new department head for crop and soil sciences. CAES News
Janine Sherrier is new UGA CAES Crop and Soil Sciences department head
Janine Sherrier believes the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences’ focus on long-term sustainability is vital to the viability of Georgia agriculture and the farmers who make it the No. 1 industry in the state. 
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Deng is pictured (center) receiving the award from Linda Harris (left), a professor at The University of California, Davis and a past president of IAFP, and Stan Bailey (right), senior director of scientific affairs at bioMerieux and a past president of IAFP. CAES News
Deng receives International Association for Food Protection's Young Researcher Award
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The award recognizes excellence in food safety and was presented to Deng at the IAFP meeting held July 8-11 in Salt Lake City.
Patrick McCullough, UGA Extension weed specialist, was among the scientists who shared their findings at the UGA Turfgrass Research Field Day held on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. McCullough is shown telling visitors the results of his study on bluegrass control in Bermuda grass. CAES News
Scientists share findings at UGA Turfgrass Research Field Day
The University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day, held Aug. 9 on the UGA Griffin campus, provided research-based information about the production and management of turfgrass from UGA scientists and UGA Extension specialists.

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