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A Fayette County 4-H'er celebrates with her agent after winning a Georgia 4-H Project Achievement competition. CAES News
UGA Extension agent measures the impact of 4-H Project Achievement on former 4-H'ers
As a Georgia 4-H agent, Pamela Bloch knows that 4-H can change the lives of young people. To the uninitiated, however, that impact can be hard to describe.
Wildlife management efforts on small acreage are not in vain. These plots may not forever hold a flock of turkeys, a covey of quail, or a trophy buck, but they often become important parts of these animals' range. The photo of this buck was taken by a wildlife camera on a 7-acre lot. CAES News
Managing wildlife on small properties can be challenging
While implementing habitat improvements on a small property can provide homes to small mammals, songbirds, reptiles and amphibians, the home ranges of large mammals and several birds often encapsulate several hundred acres.
Ines Beltran spent the week of June 15, 2018, teaching UGA Extension's Healthy Brain program, which she developed, to more than 220 Colombian occupational health and psychology students. University Corporation God's Minute's distance education program would like Beltran to teach more programs virtually from Georgia. CAES News
UGA Extension agent teaches fellow Colombians how to maintain brain health
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent Ines Beltran, of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Gwinnett County, recently combined two of her favorite things — teaching people how to improve their health and visiting her home country of Colombia. She taught UGA Extension’s Healthy Brain program to more than 220 students at the University Corporation God’s Minute in Bogotá, Colombia.
This photo shows what a crop looks like when it's protected with row covers for four weeks (left) versus being left without row covers (right). CAES News
UGA recommends row covers for organic farmers to protect squash from insect infestations
Row covers, material used to protect plants from the cold and wind, can also protect squash from disease-carrying squash bugs and other insect pests, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Plant Pathologist Elizabeth Little.
Peanuts growing at the Lang Farm on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017. CAES News
UGA Extension releases updated water-saving peanut irrigation checkbook method
Georgia peanut farmers can save money, conserve water and produce higher yields using a new irrigation scheduling recommendation, according to Wesley Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist.
Bob Kemerait, UGA Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, holds up freshly dug peanut plants at Charlie Cromley's farm in Bulloch County, Georgia, while Cromley addresses the crowd at the 2018 Georgia Peanut Tour. CAES News
UGA's 2018 peanut tour showcases southeast Georgia's peanut industry
When people think of Georgia peanuts, they often think of the thousands of acres planted on the western half of the coastal plain. But the truth is that east Georgia boasts its share of peanuts as well. 
Jessica Marter-Kenyon CAES News
Peanut lab adds gender specialist
Jessica Marter-Kenyon has joined the Peanut Innovation Lab management team as an advisor on gender-related issues. As a postdoctoral research associate with the innovation lab, Marter-Kenyon holds a joint appointment with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Eric Cohen and his dog Tate look for truffles during the Farm Tour on Tuesday, September 25. CAES News
UGA President Jere Morehead learns more about state's top industry during annual farm tour
University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead traveled to South Georgia Sept. 25 to learn more about Georgia's top industry - agriculture - during his annual Farm Tour. The tour's stops highlighted the diversity of the agriculture industry, ranging from the Pure Flavor greenhouse complex in Fort Valley to Premium Peanut in Douglas.
Emran Ali works in the Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab at UGA-Tifton.

August 30, 2018 CAES News
UGA lab provides quick diagnosis of plant pathogens
When farmers are fighting a disease that is attacking their crop, time is of the essence. 

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