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Members of the 2018-2019 class of the University of Georgia's UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence work on a group project during one of the leadership institutes in 2018. CAES News
Members of the 2018-2019 class of the University of Georgia's UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence work on a group project during one of the leadership institutes in 2018.
UGA Cooperative Extension announces members of 2019-2020 Extension Academy
As students head back to school this autumn, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists will be heading back to class as well. Seventeen agents and specialists have been selected for the 2019-2020 UGA Extension Academy for Professional Excellence, an internal leadership development program.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension intern Lauren Dubberly is spending her summer working with Cook County Agent Tucker Price. She's shown marking a research trial in a peanut field. Dubberly says she is learning a lot about diseases found in fruit, vegetable and row crops. CAES News
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension intern Lauren Dubberly is spending her summer working with Cook County Agent Tucker Price. She's shown marking a research trial in a peanut field. Dubberly says she is learning a lot about diseases found in fruit, vegetable and row crops.
Internships allow potential employees to learn from UGA Extension agents
What better way to decide if a county Extension agent job is for you than to spend a summer working with one. For the past 12 years, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has offered internships to college students who aspire to be county agents.
A bee collects pollen from a tomatillo flower in a garden in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
A bee collects pollen from a tomatillo flower in a garden in Butts Co., Ga.
Most ground-nesting bees and wasps are good bugs
Ground-nesting bees and wasps may alarm people, but they are actually "good bugs" that pollinate plants and feed on harmful insect pests. 
Calvin Perry instructs 4-H campers during the annual 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park in 2018. The park will host its field day on July 18. CAES News
Calvin Perry instructs 4-H campers during the annual 4-H20 camp at Stripling Irrigation Research Park in 2018. The park will host its field day on July 18.
UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park set to host annual field day
Water conservation is a part of the everyday work done at the University of Georgia’s Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP), where scientists are constantly developing innovative sustainable agricultural practices. Georgia farmers can see some of those methods firsthand on Thursday, July 18, during the park’s annual field day beginning at 8:30 a.m.
A picture of a corn field from a few years ago. Recent rains have helped this year's corn crop, according to UGA Extension specialist Eric Prostko. CAES News
A picture of a corn field from a few years ago. Recent rains have helped this year's corn crop, according to UGA Extension specialist Eric Prostko.
UGA specialist optimistic recent rains will help improve state's corn crop
After suffering a three-week dry spell in May, Georgia corn crops benefitted from rains during the month of June.
Pictured is an image of cotton suspected of suffering from symptoms of Cotton Blue Disease. CAES News
Pictured is an image of cotton suspected of suffering from symptoms of Cotton Blue Disease.
UGA Cotton Team studying potentially damaging disease
Scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Scientists are investigating the epidemiology of cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (CLRDV) in Georgia using a $75,000 grant jointly funded by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Cotton Incorporated.
The Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab, headquartered at the University of Georgia, brought together U.S. and African scientists to share plans for research projects they are conducting on peanut production, marketing and nutrition in Uganda. CAES News
The Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab, headquartered at the University of Georgia, brought together U.S. and African scientists to share plans for research projects they are conducting on peanut production, marketing and nutrition in Uganda.
Peanut innovation projects under way in Uganda
Scientists, students and advisors working on Peanut Innovation Lab projects in Uganda met in late May for a launch meeting in Kampala to celebrate the start of work and share questions and insight about the direction of projects.
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Breeding powerful traits into peanut varieties
The Peanut Innovation Lab is working not only to find the diversity in modern peanut, but also to introduce new diversity from the wild species. These efforts are aimed at helping to improve future peanut varieties – which already adapts well to different climates – become even more resilient to disease, pests and extreme weather.
More Georgia students, like these at City Park Elementary in Dalton, Georgia, are learning science, technology, engineering, art and math by planting and tending school gardens. CAES News
More Georgia students, like these at City Park Elementary in Dalton, Georgia, are learning science, technology, engineering, art and math by planting and tending school gardens.
Teachers can use pollinator gardens in STEAM education
School gardens can be an integral part of a school’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) curriculum.

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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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