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Picture of 4-H'ers at 2020 Capitol Day CAES News
Picture of 4-H'ers at 2020 Capitol Day
Georgia 4-H Day at the State Capitol Connects Youth with Legislators
More than 400 Georgia 4-H youth, leaders and volunteers visited Atlanta for Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol, sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, on Feb. 6 at the Georgia State Capitol Building and the Georgia Freight Depot. This annual leadership and civic-engagement event connects 4-H youth with Georgia legislators, provides students insight to the legislative process and allows them to thank legislators and donors. Georgia 4-H has participated in 4-H Day at the Capitol for more than 30 years.
Longtime UGA Tifton entomologist Michael Toews will become the assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus at the end of this month. CAES News
Longtime UGA Tifton entomologist Michael Toews will become the assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus at the end of this month.
Michael Toews tapped to lead UGA Tifton Campus
Michael Toews has been named assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus.
Tifton Assitant Dean Joe West CAES News
Tifton Assitant Dean Joe West
West to retire as UGA-Tifton Assistant Dean
It is the end of an era at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.
Bob Westerfield, UGA Extension consumer horticulturist, demonstrates a pruning technique during a class held on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Bob Westerfield, UGA Extension consumer horticulturist, demonstrates a pruning technique during a class held on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia.
Learn pruning skills, equipment care through UGA course
A course set for Feb. 28 on the University of Georgia Griffin campus will focus on pruning trees and ornamentals and caring for landscape equipment.
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UGA launches national search for agriculture dean
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost S. Jack Hu has appointed a 24-member committee to begin a national search for candidates for the position of dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Georgia 4-H plans to officially dedicate the newly restored chapel at Rock Eagle 4-H Center during a ceremony set for June 28, during Georgia 4-H State Council. Just shy of a year after an electrical fire gutted the interior of the building, the restoration of the chapel is nearing completion. CAES News
Georgia 4-H plans to officially dedicate the newly restored chapel at Rock Eagle 4-H Center during a ceremony set for June 28, during Georgia 4-H State Council. Just shy of a year after an electrical fire gutted the interior of the building, the restoration of the chapel is nearing completion.
Rock Eagle Chapel restoration nears completion after last year’s fire
Just shy of a year after an electrical fire gutted the interior of the building, the restoration of the chapel at University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia, is nearing completion.
San Jose scale is a sucking insect pest which damages fruit, like this peach, and can eventually kill a tree by injecting toxins. CAES News
San Jose scale is a sucking insect pest which damages fruit, like this peach, and can eventually kill a tree by injecting toxins.
Peach growers should be vigilant for increased San Jose scale populations
San Jose Scale is predicted to be particularly bad this year for peach growers, as this pest is active in temperatures over 51 degrees Fahrenheit, “so we’ve already had a lot of days for this pest population to grow,” said University of Georgia Peach Entomologist Brett Blaauw.
Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year CAES News
Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year
State pollinator protection efforts focus on pollinator plant availability
Native plants are the best habitat and food source for pollinators but they can be hard to find at garden centers or hardware stores.
University of Georgia Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield checks bean plants for signs of disease and insects on the UGA campus in Griffin. Westerfield grows vegetables at work to be prepared to answer home gardener questions. He grows them at home for his dinner table and for extra income. CAES News
University of Georgia Extension consumer horticulturist Bob Westerfield checks bean plants for signs of disease and insects on the UGA campus in Griffin. Westerfield grows vegetables at work to be prepared to answer home gardener questions. He grows them at home for his dinner table and for extra income.
Small farm workshop set for Feb. 4 at UGA Research and Education Garden
A small farm workshop is set for Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia.

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