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2020-21 Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors CAES News
2020-21 Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors
New youth leadership board elected in Georgia 4-H
Usually, Georgia 4-H fills summer programming with residential camps and statewide events. Due to event restrictions this year, key elements of State 4-H Council normally held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in June were conducted online to maintain statewide youth engagement.
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity. CAES News
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity.
Balancing screen time with outdoor activity
With formalized school programs gearing up in the next few months, many parents and guardians may struggle with helping their children and teenagers disengage from technology and spend time outdoors.
Symptoms of dollar spot include circular discolorations only a few inches in diameter. Spots may run together causing large, irregular patterns. CAES News
Symptoms of dollar spot include circular discolorations only a few inches in diameter. Spots may run together causing large, irregular patterns.
Stay on schedule to maintain healthy turfgrass
With the heat of summer bearing down on us, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialists recommend that residents stick to a schedule for healthy lawn maintenance.
Salsas are an example of an acidified food and appropriate for boiling water canning if the final pH of all components is less than 4.6. (photo by Kayla Wall) CAES News
Salsas are an example of an acidified food and appropriate for boiling water canning if the final pH of all components is less than 4.6. (photo by Kayla Wall)
Tomatoes can be preserved to enjoy year-round
It’s the height of tomato season in Georgia and the harvest is abundant. Tomatoes can be preserved by canning, drying, freezing or pickling. They can also be used in creating fruit spreads like jams, jellies and marmalades.
Georgia 4-H and FFA youth compete in the Junior Beef Futurity Competition. CAES News
Georgia 4-H and FFA youth compete in the Junior Beef Futurity Competition.
Winners from youth cattle showcase announced
Georgia 4-H and FFA members exhibited 310 entries at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity show that was held July 9-11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.
UGA child development specialist Diane Bales encourages parents to have their kids practice wearing a mask or face covering prior to the start of the school year. CAES News
UGA child development specialist Diane Bales encourages parents to have their kids practice wearing a mask or face covering prior to the start of the school year.
Practicing with masks before school starts can help kids with new rules
If you’re anxious about your child wearing a face covering this fall, you’re not alone.
Pine trees on the UGA Westbrook Farm in Griffin, Ga. (file photo) CAES News
Pine trees on the UGA Westbrook Farm in Griffin, Ga. (file photo)
New book offers property tax guidance to Georgia’s agricultural landowners
Keeping up with changes in Georgia’s property tax laws is a full-time job, and a new book shows the fruits of these efforts.
Parents can help lessen their kids' anxiety about returning to school by talking with them about their concerns and reassuring them that it's normal to be both nervous and excited. Finding out as much as you can about their daily schedules and routines in advance also can help give them more confidence, said UGA child development specialist Diane Bales. CAES News
Parents can help lessen their kids' anxiety about returning to school by talking with them about their concerns and reassuring them that it's normal to be both nervous and excited. Finding out as much as you can about their daily schedules and routines in advance also can help give them more confidence, said UGA child development specialist Diane Bales.
Reassure children that heightened anxiety about returning to school is normal
First-day jitters are common, but students returning to school this year during the COVID-19 pandemic will face all sorts of unknowns that could lead to heightened anxiety.
John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science Harshavardhan Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products. CAES News
John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science Harshavardhan Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products.
UGA researcher improving sustainability, profitability for poultry processors
Over time, the U.S. poultry industry has bred strains of birds that grow rapidly to meet consumer demand for chicken products — especially breast meat — but that rapid growth has led to a higher incidence of muscle tissue defects that could lead to revenue loss.

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