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Merritt Melancon

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Merritt Melancon is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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12/07/18 - Media invited to UGA Rural Stress Summit Oct. 10-11 12/03/18 - University of Georgia researchers look to increase the pace of sustainable crop innovation with the help of the lowly bladderwort 11/15/18 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers secure over $1 million to understand how microbes help grass thrive 11/14/18 - Slow food and big ag: The world needs both to meet growing nutritional demands 11/13/18 - Researchers at UGA discover genes that give vegetables their shape 11/10/18 - Lifelong peanut farmer and former President Jimmy Carter joins the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame 11/05/18 - Georgia’s top food product contest ready for another year of delicious food and friendly competition 10/26/18 - Gwinnett County students grow kale centerpieces for statewide Farm to School celebration 10/25/18 - UGA Extension recognizes Warren County School System with inaugural Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award 10/23/18 - D.W. Brooks Lecture, on Nov. 8, to call for the end of siloed thinking about food 10/17/18 - Michael deals $480 million blow to Georgia's vegetable farmers 10/01/18 - UGA's 2018 peanut tour showcases southeast Georgia's peanut industry 09/27/18 - This summer's best plants shine in Trial Gardens' Classic City Awards 09/20/18 - UGA's Ozias-Akins is a difference maker in peanut research 09/13/18 - University of Georgia convenes rural stress roundtable to lay the groundwork for a healthier rural America 09/10/18 - UGA researchers receive $5 million to help reduce energy costs of indoor farming 09/05/18 - Scientists put soy in the spotlight at international conference hosted by UGA 08/29/18 - Hunting season and fall hikes mean it's time for Georgians to stay tick smart 08/23/18 - Former Morgan County Extension agent takes the reins in UGA Extension Northeast District 08/17/18 - CAES researcher finds that stress affects the sex ratio of poultry offspring 08/16/18 - UGA Extension is now recruiting and training citizen scientists for Great Georgia Pollinator Census 08/13/18 - Georgia vineyards prepare for wine grape harvest next month 08/09/18 - Wet weather and heat fuel end-of-season mosquito boom 08/08/18 - First student earns UGA-University of Padova dual master's degrees in sustainable agriculture 07/26/18 - UGA Cooperative Extension puts SNAP Education into action 07/23/18 - UGA food scientist wins public health award from the Institute of Food Technologists 07/23/18 - UGA crop geneticists awarded $935,000 to breed softer cotton and more resilient peanuts 07/16/18 - Young Scholars celebrate a summer of scientific curiosity and inspiration 07/13/18 - North Georgia vineyard tour showcases UGA Extension research and growers know how 07/12/18 - South Georgia muscadine grape conference July 26 in Americus 07/05/18 - Vegetables don't have to be scary 07/05/18 - CAES scientists go live on Facebook this fall 07/03/18 - Two Ag Dawgs named to UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 06/22/18 - UGA Jersey calf named for UGA's first female graduate and founder of UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 06/15/18 - CAES launches interdisciplinary Certificate in Agricultural Data Science 06/01/18 - UGA's annual Organic Twilight Tour and corn boil on tap for late June 05/31/18 - Metro Atlanta mobile markets rev their engines for another market season 05/23/18 - Georgia 4-H introduces Georgia students to yoga this summer 05/23/18 - Insect agriculture advocates from around the world gather to set guidelines for entomophagy 05/17/18 - The best defense against fleas is a good offense 05/15/18 - Georgia 4-H members pitch healthy, convenient concepts for future food products 05/09/18 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students to spend summer working at U.S. Capitol 04/26/18 - Monsanto global plant breeding donates second research planter to UGA's Iron Horse Farm 04/19/18 - Sustainable agriculture advocate honored with University of Georgia Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach 04/18/18 - CAES students highlight research achievements at CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium 04/11/18 - Chef Dan Barber believes the future of local food lies in locally produced seeds 04/05/18 - Gender, agriculture and cultural literacy converge at International Agriculture Day Lecture and Reception 03/29/18 - Vegan cupcake startup takes the cake at UGA's 2018 FABricate pitch competition 03/23/18 - UGA Horticulture students add an extra weekend to annual spring plant sale 03/21/18 - Creamy, sweet south Georgia pecan butter wins best in the state at 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest 03/21/18 - Simple ways to conserve water, save money 03/19/18 - UGA Phenomics and Plant Robotics Center readies researchers for the intersection of big data, robotics and agriculture 03/08/18 - Medicinal herbs make hardy, healthful additions to the home garden 02/26/18 - From Toccoa to the state Capitol, UGA student Madison Hickey helps craft policies to help Georgia agriculture 02/19/18 - State's top food products make final round of University of Georgia's 2018 Flavor of Georgia contest 02/02/18 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers help to sequence rice genome 02/01/18 - Peach farmers optimistic about 2018 after a disastrous 2017 crop 01/31/18 - Expanded tax help available through UGA Cooperative Extension 01/25/18 - Camp Fulton/Truitt 4-H Center seeking new life as educational garden site 01/17/18 - Avian flu found in wild duck; backyard flock owners asked to stay vigilant 01/14/18 - UGA Extension faculty present on pesticide safety in Vietnam 01/04/18 - Carbon monoxide danger peaks in the dead of winter 01/03/18 - Georgia students recognized for radon awareness posters 12/19/17 - Seafood serves as a traditional Christmas meal in Georgia's low country and many other parts of the world 12/05/17 - Georgia Ag Forecast set to hit the state Jan. 30 through Feb. 7 12/04/17 - UGA Extension and Small Business Development Center help build rural economies one farm at a time 12/01/17 - From the greenhouse to space: Two UGA students head to NASA for high-tech agriculture internships 11/20/17 - CAES student-grown poinsettias will be ready for pick up Dec. 2 11/20/17 - Doug Bailey, UGA horticulture department head, named CAES assistant dean for academic affairs 11/09/17 - D.W. Brooks speaker: Genetically modified crops will be necessary to feed a growing world 11/02/17 - Marc van Iersel takes on Vincent J. Dooley Professorship in Horticulture 11/01/17 - Georgian food products earn their chance in the spotlight with 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest 10/31/17 - UGA mycologists partner with the CDC to tackle fungicide resistance 10/24/17 - UGA entomologist's pioneering work on termites wins national recognition 10/17/17 - Thirteen Georgia farms recognized at Southeastern Hay Contest 10/03/17 - Burton 4-H Center's resident sea turtle, Zoe, released on Tybee Island 10/03/17 - From farm fields to flight paths: Researchers working to turn a novel oilseed crop into jet fuel 10/02/17 - Georgia 4-H'er works to raise funds and awareness of Georgia wildlife with new coloring book 10/02/17 - Biological science major Samaria Aluko wins first Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award 09/28/17 - UGA CAES Alumni Association honors outstanding graduates and their careers 09/25/17 - UGA horticulturalists to host Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day on Oct. 6 09/20/17 - UGA and state officials embark on farm tour to probe the university's vital partnership with farmers 09/19/17 - Code breakers unlock pearl millet's heat tolerance to fight climate chaos 09/11/17 - Flooded wells need to flushed and tested 09/06/17 - Create emergency preparedness kit, family plan for National Preparedness Month 09/06/17 - World hunger, GMOs and debates about biotechnology on tap for 2017 D.W. Brooks Lecture 08/29/17 - Former transportation commissioner and poultry pioneer selected for Georgia Ag Hall of Fame 08/24/17 - How the beefsteak got so beefy: the complicated tale of taking tomatoes from tiny to tremendous 08/19/17 - Beginning grape growers flock to North Georgia vineyard workshop by the bunch 08/03/17 - Don't let excitement eclipse safety concerns during the Great American Eclipse 07/27/17 - New grape growers conference set for August 16 in north Georgia 07/27/17 - UGA horticulture professor receives award for cultivation skills, student mentorship 07/27/17 - Teenagers from across Georgia gain research experience through UGA Young Scholars Program 07/17/17 - UGA Extension asking students to help spread the word about the dangers of radon 07/13/17 - Hand-washing is still the best defense against school-year sniffles and sneezes 07/12/17 - Students, teachers and community gardeners launch pollinator census this August 07/12/17 - Teachers turning to school gardens to help with history, math and science lessons 07/06/17 - Annual Southeastern Hay Contest deadline set for September 21 06/28/17 - Governor Nathan Deal proclaims June Healthy Homes Month 06/15/17 - Fulton County students earn bragging rights for their grilled cheese expertise 06/14/17 - J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center hosts summer corn boil on June 27 06/14/17 - UGA's annual Organic Farm Twilight Tour slated for June 29 06/12/17 - University of Georgia grad students kick off summer by traveling to Florida to explore careers 06/01/17 - DeKalb and Clayton County mobile farmers markets hit the road this summer to bring produce to the people 06/01/17 - Summertime is tick time in Georgia; time to get tick-smart 05/25/17 - Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry 2017-2019 class announced 05/17/17 - UGA students commit to public service this summer as Congressional Agricultural Fellows 05/15/17 - Georgia 4-H'ers develop new snacks to help fill supermarket shelves and supply new market niches 05/11/17 - West Mims Fire could lead to increased issues for vulnerable communities 05/03/17 - Personalized container gardens can serve as a stand-in for cut flowers on Mother's Day 04/28/17 - CAES graduate students honored at year-end ceremony 04/27/17 - Periodical cicadas set to emerge this year after 17 years underground 04/27/17 - UGA geneticist wins the university's Creative Research Medal for pioneering finger millet research 04/27/17 - Horticulture student wins UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur competition for irrigation monitor 04/27/17 - Successful compost piles can be judged by the company they keep 04/20/17 - Henry County's Broder family endows global citizenship award to foster global outlook among agriculture students 04/20/17 - Two UGA Cooperative Extension faculty members win UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach Walter Barnard Hill Awards 04/19/17 - CAES students challenged to devise new ways to feed more people with less land and resources 04/13/17 - More than 50 CAES students compete in 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium 04/13/17 - UGA MANRRS student group celebrates 20 years 04/03/17 - UGA Extension pesticide training fees, testing, credits to change in May 03/29/17 - Two-day organic agriculture workshop in Athens April 22-23 03/29/17 - Former UGA CAES dean returns to address smallholder farmers' needs at International Agriculture Day Reception 03/24/17 - Morgan County dairy farmer Everett Williams named Georgia Farmer of Year 03/22/17 - Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter takes top prize at UGA's 2017 Flavor of Georgia Contest 03/16/17 - Student entrepreneurs take center stage at UGA's inaugural FABricate competition 03/13/17 - Climatologists work to demystify wet bulb temperature – the secret to efficient freeze protection for blueberries and peaches 03/09/17 - UGA's Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry students complete two-year advanced leadership training 03/09/17 - While warm temperatures may tempt gardeners to plant early, experts warn against the dangers of late frosts 03/09/17 - Treat fire ants now so that they don't ruin summer fun 02/23/17 - Rabun County's Ladybug Farms awarded UGA students' latest tiny house 02/22/17 - Thirty-three finalists selected for UGA's Flavor of Georgia contest 02/16/17 - Trees planted too late in the spring have a hard time surviving Georgia summers 02/16/17 - Fighting weeds this spring? Don't forget to protect your trees from lawn herbicides 02/06/17 - UGA ornamental plant breeder aims to bring a new brew to the U.S. – locally grown tea 02/02/17 - Farmers may see little effect as FDA implements ban on antibiotics in non-therapeutic animal feed 02/01/17 - UGA's Flavor of Georgia contest entry deadline is Feb. 9 01/31/17 - UGA works to help educators connect students with the natural world through new environmental education certificate 01/25/17 - UGA Extension viticulture specialist to help state's vineyards as Georgia wine industry comes into its own 01/19/17 - Winter is the best time to prune summer-flowering shrubs 01/12/17 - Cowpea curculio sidelines Georgia's largest black-eye pea fields 01/11/17 - Conservation Production Systems Training Conference slated for south Georgia Jan. 31-Feb. 2 01/04/17 - GrassMasters course aims to improve forage production across northeast Georgia 12/28/16 - UGA plant breeder working to unlock the genetics of finger millet – the orphan crop that feeds millions 12/28/16 - CAES student building startup based on smart irrigation technology 12/21/16 - Former UGA poultry scientist tapped by U.S. Department of State for outreach to South African farmers 12/21/16 - Kudzu-bug-resistant soybeans in development at the University of Georgia 12/14/16 - New Year's Resolution? Walk Georgia ready to help Georgians get fit in 2017 12/11/16 - Culinary May term allows CAES students to take food from the farm to the table 12/08/16 - From carrots to cotton, Georgia farmers tally the wins and losses of 2015 12/07/16 - UGA horticulture students tackle greenhouse and high tunnel production 12/01/16 - Rabun County 4-H'ers help western fire crews feel at home while fighting Rock Mountain fire 11/30/16 - UGA experts to discuss the economy, livestock antibiotic regulations, 2018 farm bill at Georgia Ag Forecast seminar series 11/23/16 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association recognizes 2016 alumni award winners 11/19/16 - UGA Cooperative Extension experts available to speak on the drought 11/18/16 - CAES students find inspiration at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue 11/16/16 - UGA's Sustainable Food Systems Initiative awards third round of fellowships 11/16/16 - Sandwiches? Turkey soup? Don't let those leftovers linger too long 11/14/16 - UGA Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest seeking best food in the state for 2017 contest 11/09/16 - Speaker blames lack of will — not a lack of food — for global epidemic of malnutrition 10/27/16 - The Trial Gardens at UGA announce 2016's Classic City Awards recognize the best of this summers test plants. 10/13/16 - Curiosity and data-driven agriculture helped Georgia Farmer of the Year John McCormick make his mark 10/10/16 - Veteran foreign correspondent to explore struggle and solutions to feeding the world's growing population 10/07/16 - Georgia 4-H volunteer recognized with top national service award 09/28/16 - Trained eyes, not tech, still helping Georgia peanut farmers to decide when to dig 09/27/16 - Georgia's dry summer is contributing to a great year for Georgia's grape harvest 09/14/16 - FeedMix poultry feed mixing app aims to help small farmers optimize flock health 09/12/16 - UGA Entomology helps lead effort to digitize North America's butterfly and moth collections 08/25/16 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center looking for a few good seeds for its heritage garden 08/18/16 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences launches FABricate entrepreneurship challenge this fall 08/17/16 - UGA Extension building its leadership bench with Extension Academy of Professional Excellence 08/11/16 - Atlanta's only soil festival digs into second year of fun on Aug. 27 08/11/16 - Researchers with the UGA CAES brought in $69 million in external funding during fiscal year 2016 08/10/16 - Summer is waning but mosquito season is full swing; Georgians need to stay vigilant 08/04/16 - August 7-13 is National Farmers Market Week 07/27/16 - Registration is now open for the second year of UGA Extension Journeyman Farmers program; classes start in August 07/27/16 - Georgia heads into August with a near record number of days over 95 degrees 07/27/16 - High-heat, low rainfall set the stage for harmful algal blooms and cyanobacteria 07/20/16 - Home plumbing can contribute to lead in tap water but UGA Extension can help 07/13/16 - CAES graduate students take to the road to explore career opportunities 07/12/16 - More than 60 Georgia high school students complete advanced research training with the UGA Young Scholars Program 07/07/16 - Bento box lunches offer kids a fun way to try a larger variety of new foods 07/07/16 - America's school lunch makeover starting to make positive changes in students' eating habits 07/01/16 - Zika is making headlines, but West Nile virus may be more prevalent this year 07/01/16 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center hosts dive-in movie to celebrate the end of the summer 06/30/16 - Dry weather has given some parts of Georgia a slow start to mosquito season, but Georgians are urged to remain vigilant 06/30/16 - UGA's fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour set for July 14 in Watkinsville 06/27/16 - Harald Scherm to lead UGA Department of Plant Pathology starting July 1 06/22/16 - Inaugural Academy of Crop Production draws dozens of nursery growers 06/22/16 - New Atlanta-area coordinator for UGA Cooperative Extension arms people with the services they need 06/22/16 - The Trial Gardens at UGA to host public open house on July 9 06/16/16 - UGA Extension hosts beekeeping basics workshop as part of "Saturday at the Rock" 06/16/16 - Rolling farmers markets help metro Atlanta residents stock up on fresh food 06/02/16 - J. Phil Campbell corn boil and sustainable agriculture field day set for June 28 05/26/16 - CAES students serving as Congressional Agricultural Fellows in Washington, D.C. 05/26/16 - Beekeeping Institute celebrates 25 years and 2,500 attendees 05/19/16 - Georgia 4-H'ers compete to develop the next big snacking sensation 05/18/16 - UGA CAES honors graduate students at annual reception 05/16/16 - Inaugural Academy of Crop Production to be held in Athens, Georgia 05/13/16 - Almost 400 graduate and undergraduate students participate in CAES graduation 05/12/16 - CAES launches UGA Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative 05/04/16 - Lead paint could be lurking on your latest thrift-store find 05/03/16 - UGA, Italian university partner to offer first-of-its-kind program in sustainable agriculture 04/28/16 - Agricultural communication students explore the intersection of agriculture, food systems and hunger in the U.S. 04/20/16 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognizes international service and scholarship 04/14/16 - Georgia 4-H to combat erosion at Tybee Island's Burton 4-H Center 04/06/16 - CAES students tackle food insecurity on two continents through new service learning study abroad course 03/31/16 - Weekend organic farming workshop features research-based resources for new farmers 03/18/16 - Screven County's John McCormick wins Georgia Farmer of the Year 03/17/16 - Gainesville's Southern Baked Pie Company takes top prize at UGA's Flavor of Georgia 03/10/16 - Spring is the time to eliminate mosquito habitats from the landscape 02/23/16 - Judges choose 33 finalists for UGA's 2016 Flavor of Georgia contest 02/23/16 - Researchers trace peanut crop back to its Bolivian roots 02/18/16 - Swirl, sniff, pipette: Georgia wineries look to UGA's chemical taste-test to help them pick the best grapes 02/12/16 - UGA's Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry visit state officials and lawmakers at the Georgia State Capital 02/11/16 - UGA summit on women in agriculture pulls attendees from across the Southeast 02/04/16 - UGA Arboretum honors winners of 2015 Memorable UGA Campus Trees and Shrubs Photo Competition 01/27/16 - Poultry scientists at UGA reach beyond the nation's borders to help build food security 01/27/16 - Snowed-out Georgia Ag Forecast at Unicoi State Park rescheduled 01/21/16 - UGA Ag Forecast at Unicoi State Park canceled due to winter weather 01/14/16 - Time is running short to register for UGA's 2016 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest 01/07/16 - Warm and wet December worries peach, pecan and blueberry farmers 01/07/16 - Early blooms call for patience, not pruning 12/27/15 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences hires Purdue University researcher to head Department of Poultry Science 12/26/15 - 2015 was a year of new partnerships and new plans for Office of Global Programs 12/23/15 - Harmful bacteria can survive in sandwich crackers, cookies for months, UGA study finds 12/16/15 - UGA agriculture students gain global perspective at World Food Prize ceremony 12/15/15 - Kissing bugs have been in Georgia for thousands of years and pose little risk 12/03/15 - University of Georgia Agricultural Economics Professor Recognized by the APLU for Excellence in Teaching 12/02/15 - UGA Ag Forecast series to be held across Georgia Jan. 21-29 11/30/15 - Proper Stockmanship School to focus on low-stress cattle handling on Dec. 10 in Athens 11/25/15 - Poinsettias, once used for dyes and medicine, are now America's best-selling houseplant 11/24/15 - Poinsettias can thrive for years if properly cared for 11/12/15 - Flavor of Georgia to host 10th annual celebration of Georgia's tastiest food products 11/12/15 - Supporting small farmers is the key to boosting world food supply, says World Food Prize winner 11/12/15 - Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development fellows pursue Norman Borlaug's legacy at UGA 11/04/15 - Office of Global Programs Finalizes Strategic Plan 10/30/15 - Top CAES faculty and staff honored at 2015 D.W. Brooks Awards 10/29/15 - UGA releases 2014 Farmgate Value Report: Beef's up, cotton's down and chicken's still on top 10/26/15 - World Food Prize laureate to give 2015 D.W. Brooks Lecture at UGA 10/22/15 - 2015 Southeastern Hay Contest sets record for number of samples submitted for testing 10/15/15 - The Trial Gardens at UGA recognize this year's best performers with the Classic City Awards 10/15/15 - UGA Extension in DeKalb County brings produce to people with new mobile market 10/15/15 - Grant promises blueberry farmers more weapons in fight against spotted wing drosophila 10/08/15 - Soil testing can help increase the success of even skilled gardeners 10/08/15 - Terrell County teen produces Georgia 4-H's top pumpkin for second consecutive year 10/02/15 - UGA agricultural economist pinpoints what makes international development projects work 10/01/15 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences honors alumni 10/01/15 - Chambliss and Breedlove inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame 10/01/15 - Female farmers flock to UGA Extension workshops this fall 09/24/15 - UGA hosts 2015 Ornamental Horticulture Field Day on Oct. 2 in Watkinsville 09/17/15 - Animal scientist Mark McCann picked to head agricultural and natural resources program for UGA Extension 09/10/15 - Georgia Extension agents celebrate their successes at Epsilon Sigma Phi ceremony 09/03/15 - 2015 Southeast Hay Contest features bigger prizes, more prestige 09/03/15 - UGA President's Farm Tour showcases university's support for agriculture 08/29/15 - "Super" lice teach a valuable lesson in insecticide resistance 08/27/15 - Flavor of Georgia celebrates 10 years in 2016 08/19/15 - Kids Can Cook camp invites 4-H'ers to test their culinary skills safely 08/06/15 - Georgia 4-H getting some extra help this year, hoping to improve the lives of more children 08/06/15 - Georgia 4-H Club members achieve statewide recognition at the 2015 Georgia 4-H State Congress 08/06/15 - UGA to honor 2015 inductees into Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame 07/29/15 - Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative to provide compost workshops in metro Atlanta 07/23/15 - Georgia Green Industry Association helps beautify the Hoke Smith Building 07/23/15 - UGA CAES Young Scholars spend summer conducting research with faculty mentors 07/23/15 - USDA undersecretary tours UGArden to discuss access to healthy food 07/23/15 - Paul Wood receives Green Jacket Award for Georgia 4-H 07/16/15 - UGA Radon Education Program hosts poster contest to raise awareness 07/15/15 - UGA Cooperative Extension focusing efforts on Georgia's community and school gardens 07/09/15 - Georgia 4-H'ers test their engineering skills with underwater robots 06/25/15 - UGA poultry experts release first app to help farmers ventilate poultry houses during cold weather 06/25/15 - Fifth annual Ag Abroad Photo Contest brings the world to the University of Georgia 06/24/15 - College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences administrators visit peanut production facilities in Haiti with Feed the Future PMIL 06/16/15 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences hosting nation's premier conference on teaching agriculture 06/04/15 - UGA hosts sustainable agriculture workshop on June 25 in Watkinsville 06/03/15 - UGA Extension offers garden training for teachers this summer 05/27/15 - UGA's Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry program announces 2015-2017 participants 05/27/15 - UGA to host 2015 Organic Twilight Tour on June 23 in Watkinsville 05/21/15 - Limiting tick exposure is the first step to preventing tickborne diseases 05/18/15 - CAES faculty ready themselves for a summer of international travel 05/13/15 - UGA Extension hosts backyard chicken workshops for metro-Atlantans 05/12/15 - Dairy study shows farmland management changes can dramatically restore soils, reduce carbon footprint 05/11/15 - Urban Extension agents gather in Georgia to swap ideas and celebrate urban Extension 05/07/15 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to host students from Vietnam 04/30/15 - Poultry producers flock to UGA for chicken-cooling workshop 04/30/15 - UGA celebrates global outreach at CAES Office of Global Programs International Agriculture Reception 04/23/15 - UGA Extension, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia partner to increase access to local food, jobs 04/15/15 - Three UGA Extension specialists recognized for their service to the state 04/10/15 - UGA researchers find hormone receptor that allows mosquitoes to reproduce 03/26/15 - Director of the USAID President's Malaria Initiative to speak at UGA April 14 03/24/15 - Late cold snap predicted for this weekend in northern Georgia 03/12/15 - UGA Extension and USDA offer workshops on grant writing for farmers and local food advocates 03/10/15 - A&A Alta Cucina Italia balsamic vinegar wins 2015 Flavor of Georgia contest 03/06/15 - Flavor of Georgia contest winners announced Tuesday in downtown Atlanta 03/05/15 - University of Georgia students donate 30,400 pounds of chicken to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia 02/26/15 - UGA offers latest in research and outreach at 2015 Georgia Organic Conference. 02/11/15 - Judges choose 30 2015 Flavor of Georgia finalists 02/10/15 - UGA forms statewide partnership to create training program for beginning farmers 01/28/15 - Revamped, renewed Walk Georgia ready to get Georgians moving this spring 01/28/15 - UGA researchers breeding more profitable seed for organic farmers 01/16/15 - Profits projected to rise for poultry, pork and beef producers, down for row crop farmers 01/15/15 - New blueberry cultivar named for Georgia blueberry pioneer Gerard Krewer 12/29/14 - Ag Forecast to provide Georgia farmers outlook for upcoming season 12/24/14 - Office of Global Programs celebrates a year of enhancing international cooperation 12/23/14 - Retired UGA plant breeder inducted into National Academy of Inventors 12/18/14 - UGA entomologist's pioneering work with “invisible bugs” wins her national recognition 12/18/14 - UGA Teaching Dairy welcomes prize heifers; first Jerseys in 40 years 12/10/14 - UGA study finds low weight gain in pregnant women reduces male fetal survival 12/08/14 - Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport welcomes bamboo display from Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens 12/04/14 - UGA Ag Forecast to be held across Georgia Jan. 14-23 11/20/14 - Don't let leftovers linger too long 11/20/14 - Communication key when hosting people with food allergies 11/20/14 - UGA Extension helps Georgians avoid holiday weight gain 11/06/14 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognizes faculty, staff and students at annual D.W. Brooks Awards 11/03/14 - Flavor of Georgia celebrates tradition of artisan and craft foods 10/29/14 - Georgia Mosquito Control Association plans for threat of chikungunya next spring 10/20/14 - Orange Bulldog pumpkin makes locally grown pumpkins profitable for Georgia farmers 10/16/14 - Georgia leads the nation in blueberry production 10/16/14 - Terrell County 4-H'er wins state recognition for her 430-pound pumpkin 10/09/14 - The Trial Gardens at UGA announces 2014 Classic City Award Winner Plants 10/09/14 - UGA researchers search for better grass for grass-fed beef 10/02/14 - Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry graduates inaugural class 09/25/14 - The Trial Gardens at UGA host an "Evening in the Garden" 07/17/14 - UGA Extension hosts sustainable, organic and non-GMO grain production field day 07/14/14 - UGA Extension and Athens Land Trust looking for farmers' input 07/03/14 - 60 minutes a day? How to carve out time to "Get Moving!" with your children 07/03/14 - UGA School Garden Curriculum Resource Center helps teachers makes the most of their school gardens 07/03/14 - Georgia 4-H builds career exploration curricula for Georgia students 06/26/14 - Third generation of Georgia 4-H'ers celebrate citizenship with new music 06/19/14 - Small changes can make a big difference in the lives of urban pollinators 06/18/14 - UGA Golf Course steps up pollinator protection with its first habitat 06/17/14 - UGA Extension and Southern Regional Extension Forestry create new mobile app for professional foresters 06/09/14 - The Trial Gardens at UGA host 32nd annual open house 06/09/14 - UGA scientists collaborate to sequence common bean's genome 06/06/14 - UGA-licensed turfgrass to take center stage at World Cup 2014 06/04/14 - UGA Extension, Digital Library of Georgia release first series of historic farm photos 05/29/14 - Dump standing water and trim vegetation now to knock down summer mosquito populations 05/29/14 - Drought tolerant conifers create an aesthetic safety net for Georgia's landscape 05/21/14 - UGA organic students enjoy the fruits of their labor 05/21/14 - UGA Extension Master Goat Farmer course set for metro Atlanta this summer 05/21/14 - UGA Extension celebrates 100 years with exhibit at UGA library 05/15/14 - Onion season brings thousands of pounds of Vidalia sweet onions to UGA laboratory 05/05/14 - Georgia Peanut Commission funding drives UGA Extension, research efforts 05/02/14 - UGA Extension launches agricultural climatology blog for the Southeast 05/01/14 - Compost pile health can be judged by the company it keeps 05/01/14 - CAES Office of Global Programs celebrates student success and honors retiring director in its International Day event 05/01/14 - UGA to develop best practices model for Georgia food hubs with SARE grant 04/24/14 - Flavor of Georgia finalists to attend public tasting at Buford Highway Farmers Market, April 25-27 04/21/14 - Judges announce UGA ag school undergraduate research symposium winners 04/17/14 - UGA students win big at national horticulture and landscape design competition 04/16/14 - ACCG recognizes UGA Extension director, 100 years of service 04/16/14 - Northeast Georgia backyard poultry workshop scheduled for May 04/14/14 - National 4-H Council Recognizes Sen. Saxby Chambliss 04/09/14 - Race to save Georgia's massive hemlocks receives boost from Legacy Tree Project 04/09/14 - UGA agriculture students will serve in Washington D.C. this summer 04/07/14 - Fulton County commissioners recognize 100 years of service from UGA Extension 04/03/14 - UGA Block and Bridle Club celebrates 40 years of roping and riding at the Great Southland Stampede Rodeo 04/02/14 - The International Peanut Genome Initiative releases first peanut genome sequences 03/25/14 - UGA's Plantapalooza offers new, unique plant varieties to Georgia gardeners 03/20/14 - UGA entomologist Nancy Hinkle receives regional 2014 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology 03/20/14 - Elberton cheese maker wins 2014 Flavor of Georgia 03/13/14 - Garden bed fire ants can put a stinging stop to spring planting 03/13/14 - Late-frost survival kits help gardeners weather whatever comes 03/13/14 - Don't let spring fire ants ruin summertime fun 03/13/14 - Lawncare can be simpler if homeowners will take time to get to know their grass 03/06/14 - Text messages and smart phone apps can alert Georgians of impending severe weather 03/06/14 - UGA Extension invites Georgians to help celebrate 100 years 02/26/14 - Native Plants of North Georgia app aims to help hikers, teachers and homeowners identify the plants around them 02/18/14 - Judges choose 35 Flavor of Georgia finalists 02/17/14 - University of Georgia bee expert named honorary member of the Order of the British Empire 02/06/14 - International poultry professionals flock to UGA for short course 02/06/14 - Snowed-out Georgia Ag Forecast in Tifton and Cartersville rescheduled 01/30/14 - Malian agricultural delegation returns to the University of Georgia 01/29/14 - Beginning farmers can find business planning help through UGA Extension 01/23/14 - Legislators, UGA and community leaders dedicate J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville 01/23/14 - Deadline for 2014 Flavor of Georgia contest — coming up soon — Feb. 7 01/16/14 - Fulton Fresh launches supermarket tour program to help train advocates for better food 01/16/14 - UGA Extension Ag Forecast to be held across Georgia Jan. 24-31 01/02/14 - Northeast Georgia backyard poultry workshop scheduled for Jan. 16 12/24/13 - January is the time to test homes for radon 12/19/13 - Turnips, kale and other greens used to extend grazing on Georgia pastures 12/16/13 - Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden celebrates second century with expansion and renovation plans 12/13/13 - Gloves, tools and planters top UGA gardeners wish lists this holiday season 12/12/13 - Georgia Farm Gate reaches $13.99 billion in 2012, increases seen in most commodities 12/03/13 - UGA study uses consumer behavior to determine whether fresh or frozen produce contain more nutrients 11/28/13 - UGA-trained ADT III home for the holidays after 11 months in Afghanistan 11/27/13 - UGA agricultural economics professor wins national teaching award 11/14/13 - UGA poised to celebrate Georgia's best bites with 2014 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest 11/13/13 - Registration open for UGA's 2014 Ag Forecast 11/07/13 - Aspiring Georgia entrepreneurs turn to UGA for new business workshops 10/31/13 - Georgia 4-H'ers produce huge pumpkins 10/31/13 - Gordon County agricultural community celebrates opening of new agricultural services hub for northwest Georgia 10/31/13 - UGA-led international team receives grant to improve sorghum production 10/24/13 - UGA Extension celebrates private-public partnership to grow local agriculture, economy in Fulton County 10/11/13 - One million students served by Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program 10/08/13 - UGA to host International Plant Propagators' Society Meeting Nov. 2-6 10/08/13 - UGA School Garden Curriculum Resource Center helps teachers use school gardens 10/03/13 - UGA Extension emphasizes radon, poison awareness during Children's Health Month 10/02/13 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences honors faculty and staff with 2013 D.W. Brooks Awards 09/26/13 - Ruffled feathers: Poultry scientist studies impact of stress on health of chickens 09/26/13 - National Teach Ag Day, September 26, celebrates the growing importance and changing face of agricultural education 09/20/13 - Sustainable agriculture conference set for Oct. 3 09/20/13 - UGA Extension and GDOA help Madison County children eat locally through Feed My School for a Week 09/18/13 - Largest mushroom species in the Western Hemisphere spotted in Georgia 09/12/13 - Governor to speak at inaugural agribusiness conference in Savannah 09/11/13 - Governor to speak at inaugural agribusiness conference in Savannah 09/09/13 - CAES students get a behind-the-scenes look at the policies that impact agriculture 09/05/13 - Fall is the time to plant and transplant trees and shrubs 09/04/13 - Experts warn to keep up guard against mosquitos in final month of season 08/22/13 - Emerald Ash Borer found with a foothold in North Georgia 08/20/13 - UGA study shows soil-moisture sensor system slashes nursery water use by 70 percent 08/19/13 - Ag students travel to China to explore burgeoning food industry 08/07/13 - New green thumb to cultivate UGA Trial Gardens 08/01/13 - UGA to honor 2013 Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees 07/26/13 - UGA Extension to hold Master Goat Farmer Course 07/17/13 - Future scientists work beside researchers through Young Scholars 07/11/13 - Researchers say heirloom crop varieties hold the secret of meeting global food demands 07/10/13 - UGA sustainable agriculture faculty postpone Twilight Tour at the Organic Research Farm 06/21/13 - Former UGA soybean breeder receives national recognition 06/20/13 - Back-to-School Packet to 2013 released July 5 06/20/13 - Back-to-School Packet to 2013 released July 5 06/13/13 - UGA to host expanded Twilight Tour at the UGA organic research farm on July 11 06/13/13 - Plenty of plants and plenty of stories featured at the Trial Gardens at UGA's annual open house 06/06/13 - Metro Atlanta students learn about their food through pizza 06/04/13 - UGA entomologists looking to collect cicada specimens 05/30/13 - Kudzu bugs use landscape plants as rest areas on their way to the kudzu patches 05/22/13 - Organic grain and oilseed workshop set for June 27 in Tifton 05/21/13 - UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture recognized by Wimba developer 05/21/13 - The cool spring has kept mosquitoes at bay, but watch out this summer 05/16/13 - UGA and Georgia Southern to host International Agribusiness Conference and Expo 05/08/13 - Farm To Food Bank program looking for farmers to help feed hungry Georgians 05/07/13 - Rock Eagle lobby named for former representative Bob Smith 05/02/13 - Fluctuating weather patterns reduces Vidalia onion crop yields 04/23/13 - UGA researcher looks to create foods that help solve health concerns 04/18/13 - Flavor of Georgia finalists showcase their products at Buford Highway Farmers Market 04/18/13 - Container gardens can make heartfelt Mother's Day gifts 04/18/13 - CAES students participate in Undergraduate Research Symposium 04/16/13 - Metro-Atlanta students learn about the origins of pizza at the State Farmers Market May 8 and 9 04/11/13 - Rodeo time: UGA students bring three nights of steer roping and bull riding to Athens 04/10/13 - UGA Extension uses J. Campbell Center for sustainable growing education 04/03/13 - UGA researchers track down gene responsible for short stature of dwarf pearl millet 04/03/13 - UGA economist wins international honor from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 03/29/13 - UGA Extension helps reinvigorate the history of agriculture at the Atlanta History Center 03/21/13 - Dooly County Extension Coordinator Ronnie Barentine named UGA's 2013 Barnard Hill Distinguished Public Service Fellow 03/20/13 - UGA nutrient researcher wins Russell Award for nurturing young minds 03/14/13 - Armitage's final Plantapalooza scheduled for April 6 at Trial Gardens 03/14/13 - Atlanta chocolatier wins first place at the 2013 Flavor of Georgia contest 03/07/13 - Heading out to the woods? Please leave your firewood at home 02/28/13 - UGA horticulturalist releases gardening book focused on conifers 02/21/13 - UGA faculty and students share precision agriculture technology in Europe 02/20/13 - Finalists named for 2013 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest 02/14/13 - Georgia wool socks headed to soldiers in Afghanistan 02/13/13 - UGA trained guard unit returns home from Afghanistan 01/31/13 - 2013 Ag Forecast: Midwestern drought and international demand will play role in this year's growing season. 01/31/13 - Survey says: Georgia farmers interested in forming food hubs as a means of marketing produce, fresh meat, and eggs 01/31/13 - Extension faculty to demonstrate sustainable farming know how at Georgia Organics Conference 01/24/13 - Feeding America partners with Georgia farmers to stock local food banks 01/24/13 - Flavor of Georgia deadline for entries fast approaching 01/17/13 - Oconee UGA Cooperative Extension moves to J. Phil Campbell Sr. Natural Resource Conservation Center 01/17/13 - Nutrition label turns 20, but still holds some mysteries 01/10/13 - UGA to host sustainable farming basics workshop series 01/07/13 - UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor wins national teaching award 01/07/13 - UGA trained Agribusiness Development Team deploys to Afghanistan 01/03/13 - UGA experts available to discuss radon risks for National Radon Action Month 01/03/13 - UGA hosts climate adaptation workshop in time for 2013 growing season 12/20/12 - UGA helps sequence the cotton genome 12/20/12 - Radon is a silent, invisible killer in Georgia 12/14/12 - Local speakers to bring international trade home at UGA's 2013 Ag Forecast 12/13/12 - UGA researchers nominated for international sustainability award 12/13/12 - Solar-powered well pumps helping GA farmers protect cattle, water quality 12/12/12 - Last minute gifts for the gardener in your life 12/06/12 - Sales tax rules changing for Georgia farmers 12/05/12 - UGA teen driver safety program earns national recognition 12/05/12 - Jean and Rob Fowler to receive CAES Medallion of Honor 11/29/12 - Poinsettias can last year round with the proper care 11/28/12 - Gabon and Georgia strike a deal to foster agricultural development 11/21/12 - UGA's Southeast Energy Options Conference features Jimmy Carter and alternative energy experts 11/20/12 - UGA Cooperative Extension launches Zero Weight Gain Challenge during holidays 11/09/12 - 2013 Ag Forecast to focus on agricultural exports 11/08/12 - Traditional recipes get a healthy reboot 11/08/12 - Tried and true turkey tips for Thanksgiving 11/01/12 - Georgia cotton yields on track to break records 11/01/12 - Uninvited guests can hitch a ride inside on firewood 10/25/12 - UGA looking for products that celebrate the flavor of Georgia 10/18/12 - Early frosts can take a bite out of late season flowers and veggies 10/15/12 - Sustainable farming pioneer to speak at UGA Nov. 8 10/12/12 - Georgia's giant pumpkins test 4-H'ers, wow their neighbors 10/12/12 - Growing your own giant pumpkin takes time, planning and the right seeds 10/05/12 - Georgia's burgeoning network of food hubs already making connections between farmers and local markets 10/03/12 - Fall starts with uneventful weather 10/02/12 - Third and final Georgia Agribusiness Development Team will train Afghan extension officials to help Afghan farmers 10/02/12 - The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences honors faculty and staff service with 2012 D.W. Brooks Awards 09/25/12 - Remember to take precautions at the fair this fall 09/20/12 - The Trial Gardens at UGA host an "Evening in the Garden" 09/19/12 - Guardsmen train at UGA's Tifton Campus Sept. 24-28 09/13/12 - Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture names inaugural class 09/11/12 - Southern garden expert offers online course 09/06/12 - Time to test your potting soil, toss your seeds 08/30/12 - Fall is the time to plant cover crops to boost next summer's harvest 08/30/12 - Rains from Isaac provide minimal relief for Georgia farmers 08/22/12 - Warm, dry spring and summer lead to West Nile virus fears 08/17/12 - Agriculture, Engineering and Natural Resources Career Fair at UGA 08/16/12 - Extension faculty to help battle childhood obesity 08/16/12 - UGA announces 2013 Farm to Port Ag Forecast 08/09/12 - Gale Buchanan and Buddy Leger to be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame 08/09/12 - Houston County Master Gardeners Offer Garden Academy — a crash course on everything you ever wanted to know about your Central Georgia landscape 08/06/12 - Routines important for parents and children 08/03/12 - Parents and children can team up to reduce household waste 08/03/12 - Children can start learning financial responsibility at an early age 08/03/12 - Bed bugs are popping up in schools 08/02/12 - Parent and teacher relationships are critical to student success 08/02/12 - Camden County hosts green industry update 07/19/12 - Knox embraces new role as agricultural climatologist 07/19/12 - Midwestern drought will impact Georgia's poultry producers, corn farmers 07/12/12 - Twilight tour of the University of Georgia's organic farm slated for July 19 07/12/12 - A standard Extension practice now available to Haitian farmers 07/05/12 - Like people, plants sometimes need a break from the summer's heat 06/27/12 - The Trial Gardens at UGA host 30th Public Open House July 14 06/21/12 - Tomato sequencing project sheds light on its origins 06/14/12 - UGA provides training to help ensure safety at the farmers market 06/14/12 - UGA faculty training a new generation of international livestock matchmakers 06/04/12 - Georgia Guardsmen return to UGA to present base flag 05/31/12 - UGA Extension helps poultry farmers lower their power bills 05/24/12 - Blueberry farmers project 60 million pound blueberry harvest 05/24/12 - Red bugs: It's all over but the itching 05/17/12 - Statewide agricultural leadership program now accepting applications 05/17/12 - Farmers markets offer fresh, local produce at a good price 05/10/12 - Tactics to improve this summer's tomato harvest 05/08/12 - UGA Griffin Campus to host Farm to Fork food business workshop 05/04/12 - Allan Armitage recognized for a career full of contributions to horticulture 04/26/12 - Heirloom plants give gardeners an understanding of their grandparents' gardens 04/26/12 - CAES students and faculty celebrate international learning and outreach 04/26/12 - California BSE case proves food safety system works 04/25/12 - Heartworms are the most expensive side effects of mosquitoes in the Southeast 04/19/12 - Goats and sheep are great for clearing out unwanted brush 04/16/12 - UGA students bring three nights of steer roping and bull riding to Athens 04/12/12 - Young Harris Beekeeping Institute 04/12/12 - Vidalia onion farmers work to increase market share by shrinking their onions 04/04/12 - Students use annual Insect Zoo event to teach and speak up for insects 03/30/12 - Soil lab faculty help launch lab in Haiti 03/27/12 - Athens-Clarke inducts state's first class of Master Composters 03/15/12 - Atlanta ice cream selected as 2012 Flavor of Georgia food contest overall winner 03/15/12 - Young Lyons farmer wins 2012 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award 03/08/12 - Early warm weather may mean earlier mosquito problems