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From left, CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows Emily Smith, Brandon Poole, Guy Hancock, Jake Parker, Brock Pinson, Malik Grace and Brianna Roberts pose with a UGA flag in front of the U.S. Capitol. CAES News
From left, CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows Emily Smith, Brandon Poole, Guy Hancock, Jake Parker, Brock Pinson, Malik Grace and Brianna Roberts pose with a UGA flag in front of the U.S. Capitol.
2016 CAES Congressional Fellows
Seven University of Georgia students have embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime: serving as Congressional Agricultural Fellows in Washington, D.C.
An overhead view of variable rate irrigation and soil moisture sensor research at Adam McLendon's farm. CAES News
An overhead view of variable rate irrigation and soil moisture sensor research at Adam McLendon's farm.
Variable Rate Irrigation
The combination of soil moisture sensors and variable rate irrigation (VRI) may help some Georgia farmers increase their yields while decreasing their water usage, according to an ongoing study by University of Georgia precision agriculture specialist George Vellidis and irrigation specialist Wes Porter.
Members of the ExTEND Advanced Leadership Training Program graduated May 5 after two years of leadership workshops. CAES News
Members of the ExTEND Advanced Leadership Training Program graduated May 5 after two years of leadership workshops.
ExTEND Leadership Program
More than a dozen University of Georgia Cooperative Extension leaders graduated from UGA’s ExTEND Advance Leadership Training Program on May 5.
Don Shilling, left, head of the University of Georgia department of crop and soil sciences, and Rosario Rizzuto, rector of the University of Padova, sign an agreement finalizing a duel master's degree program between the universities. CAES News
Don Shilling, left, head of the University of Georgia department of crop and soil sciences, and Rosario Rizzuto, rector of the University of Padova, sign an agreement finalizing a duel master's degree program between the universities.
Sustainable Ag Master's Degree
To promote collaboration on some of the biggest challenges facing agriculture today, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with the University of Padova in Italy for a groundbreaking dual master’s degree program in sustainable agriculture.
UGArden manager JoHannah Biang teaches Andy Myers, Lipscomb University student of sustainability and environmental agriculture, how to drive a small tractor as part of a workshop at the 2015 Georgia Organics Conference, Feb. 20-21, in Athens. CAES News
UGArden manager JoHannah Biang teaches Andy Myers, Lipscomb University student of sustainability and environmental agriculture, how to drive a small tractor as part of a workshop at the 2015 Georgia Organics Conference, Feb. 20-21, in Athens.
Organic Farming Classes
University of Georgia organic agriculture experts and economists are teaming up to present the Organic Farming Workshop to provide farmers with new ways to maximize the ecology and economical sustainability of their farm.
Fanbin Kong, a researcher in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Food Science Technology, has spent is career studying how our bodies interact with the food we eat. CAES News
Fanbin Kong, a researcher in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Food Science Technology, has spent is career studying how our bodies interact with the food we eat.
Nanocellulose Study
University of Georgia food engineer Fanbin Kong has been awarded a more than $496,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the safety of nanocellulose and how it affects humans’ food digestion and nutrient absorption.
Ann M. Steensland, deputy director for the Global Harvest Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Sixth Annual International Agriculture Day Reception. The event will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Georgia Museum of Art. CAES News
Ann M. Steensland, deputy director for the Global Harvest Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Sixth Annual International Agriculture Day Reception. The event will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Georgia Museum of Art.
Food Security in Focus
Ann M. Steensland, deputy director for the Global Harvest Initiative, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Sixth Annual International Agriculture Day reception. The event will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Georgia Museum of Art. Hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs, the talk and reception are free and open to the public.
Georgia Urban Ag & Outdoor Expo CAES News
Georgia Urban Ag & Outdoor Expo
Ag & Outdoor Expo
The Georgia Urban Ag and Outdoor Expo seeks to educate the public on the roles that urban and traditional farming play in supplying food to a continually growing nation. To that end, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley and UGA Extension agent Steve Pettis will be among the host of presenters at the event.
A syrphid or flower fly hovers over a swamp sunflower bloom. The tiny insect is sometimes called a hover fly because its flight pattern resembles that of a hovering hummingbird. CAES News
A syrphid or flower fly hovers over a swamp sunflower bloom. The tiny insect is sometimes called a hover fly because its flight pattern resembles that of a hovering hummingbird.
Pollinator Plan
Many food items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, would never make it to grocery store or farmers market shelves without the help of beneficial insects like honeybees and butterflies. The number of these pollinating insects in the U.S. is declining, and to help, Georgia agricultural experts developed a statewide plan to teach gardeners and landscapers how to care for their plants and protect these vulnerable insects that are vital to food production.
Colquitt County Extension ANR agent and county coordinator Jeremy Kichler speaks during Sunbelt Field Day in July, 2015. CAES News
Colquitt County Extension ANR agent and county coordinator Jeremy Kichler speaks during Sunbelt Field Day in July, 2015.
Farmer Trainings
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension county agents will now come to farms to teach a series of pesticide-focused trainings to agricultural producers through a new, unprecedented training initiative.