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A push mower used to mow turfgrass. CAES News
A push mower used to mow turfgrass.
Some Georgia lawns “greening up” faster than others
While many warm-season turfgrass species have shown signs of significant green-up, some grasses and locations still have an appearance of being dormant or slowly transitioning.  
CAES Dean Sam Pardue, left, presented Frank McGill with the Medallion of Honor during special event on Thursday, May 2, on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
CAES Dean Sam Pardue, left, presented Frank McGill with the Medallion of Honor during special event on Thursday, May 2, on the UGA Tifton campus.
Frank McGill honored with Medallion of Honor from UGA College of Ag
Frank McGill, 92, affectionally known throughout the Georgia agricultural community as “Mr. Peanut,” received the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Medallion of Honor during a private event on Thursday, May 2, on the UGA Tifton campus.
UGA Coweta County Extension Coordinator Stephanie Butcher (right) teaches during the Southern Women in Agriculture Cattle Workshop held on the UGA Tifton Campus, April 29-30. CAES News
UGA Coweta County Extension Coordinator Stephanie Butcher (right) teaches during the Southern Women in Agriculture Cattle Workshop held on the UGA Tifton Campus, April 29-30.
UGA Extension hosts annual Southern Women in Ag Workshop
This week, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hosted a two-day Southern Women in Ag (SWAG) Advanced Cattle Workshop, which was designed for women and taught by female agricultural leaders in Georgia.
While Americans are familiar with one or two varieties of peanut, farmers in other parts of the world have been able to develop hundreds of varieties thanks to the peanut's natural ability to shuffle its two distinct subgenomes to produce new traits. These are some of the peanuts grown by the Caiabí people who live on the Ilha Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The peanut crop is very important for them and they cultivate diverse types, each one with its own use, name and story. Photo by Fábio de Oliveira Freitas. CAES News
While Americans are familiar with one or two varieties of peanut, farmers in other parts of the world have been able to develop hundreds of varieties thanks to the peanut's natural ability to shuffle its two distinct subgenomes to produce new traits. These are some of the peanuts grown by the Caiabí people who live on the Ilha Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The peanut crop is very important for them and they cultivate diverse types, each one with its own use, name and story. Photo by Fábio de Oliveira Freitas.
UGA researchers help identify “the mother of peanut”
Working to understand the genetics of peanut disease resistance and yield, researchers led by scientists at the University of Georgia have uncovered the peanut’s unlikely and complicated evolution.
Glenn Burton examines grass cultivars being grown on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Glenn Burton examines grass cultivars being grown on the UGA Tifton campus.
Glenn Burton: A leader of the 'Green Revolution'
You may never have heard the name Glenn Burton before, but you’ve almost certainly seen his handiwork. In a career spanning more than six decades, most of which was spent as a professor at the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus, Burton established himself as one of the world’s most prolific agricultural scientists. You don’t have to search long to find one of his creations.
University of Georgia students Jake Matthews, Morgan Hart, Katelyn Bickett, Reaganne Coile, Alyson Dallas, Cam Shepherd and Ben Parker will spend their summer in Washington D.C. as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellows Program. CAES News
University of Georgia students Jake Matthews, Morgan Hart, Katelyn Bickett, Reaganne Coile, Alyson Dallas, Cam Shepherd and Ben Parker will spend their summer in Washington D.C. as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellows Program.
CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows to take on Washington, D.C., this summer
Seven University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students will call the nation’s capital home this summer while serving as CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows.
Andrew Sawyer (right), a longtime Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, will become Georgia’s Southeast District pecan agent on May 1. He is pictured with Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. CAES News
Andrew Sawyer (right), a longtime Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, will become Georgia’s Southeast District pecan agent on May 1. He is pictured with Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells.
Andrew Sawyer named pecan agent for Southeast District
The partnership between University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Pecan Commission yielded a new area pecan agent position for the Southeast District this year.
UGArden intern Lily Dabbs, a second-year geography major working toward a certificate in urban and metropolitan studies, delivers the first crop of UGArden vegetables to Ava Parisi, UGA Student Food Pantry director and a student majoring in health promotion and behavioral medicine. Photo by Vince Selvidge. CAES News
UGArden intern Lily Dabbs, a second-year geography major working toward a certificate in urban and metropolitan studies, delivers the first crop of UGArden vegetables to Ava Parisi, UGA Student Food Pantry director and a student majoring in health promotion and behavioral medicine. Photo by Vince Selvidge.
UGArden receives grant to extend outreach to UGA food pantry
Food insecurity is an issue among college students that is rarely discussed but all too common. With limited funds or inconsistent income streams, some college students may have to choose between paying rent and buying groceries.
A group of black flies CAES News
A group of black flies
Clean rivers and lots of rain means the return of gnats to north Georgia
One of the best things about living above the fall line in Georgia has always been the lack of gnat swarms, but that seems to have changed this spring.

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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

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