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Georgia 4-H member Tandria Burke of Dougherty County was among the 4-H'ers who earned the title of Master 4-H'er during Georgia 4-H State Congress held July 23-26 in Atlanta. Burke competed in the Companion and Specialty Animals category. She is shown (left) with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent for Dougherty County Jazmin Thomas. CAES News
Georgia 4-H member Tandria Burke of Dougherty County was among the 4-H'ers who earned the title of Master 4-H'er during Georgia 4-H State Congress held July 23-26 in Atlanta. Burke competed in the Companion and Specialty Animals category. She is shown (left) with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent for Dougherty County Jazmin Thomas.
Georgia 4-H’ers win top honors at annual State Congress
After a year of hard work and dedication, 50 Georgia 4-H youths earned the coveted title of Master 4-H’er at Georgia 4-H State Congress held July 23-26, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia.
Georgia 4-H'ers take a break on the steps of the Swan House during 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center. CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers take a break on the steps of the Swan House during 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center.
Georgia 4-H’ers come together to learn about their shared history at Atlanta History Center
It can sometimes seem like there are two Georgias — the one that revolves around metro Atlanta and the one that has more pine trees or peanut fields than people. But no matter how different the state’s urban and rural areas might seem, we all share history, and we have more in common than you might think.
Tomato lovers will attest that homegrown always tastes best. But homegrown tomatoes don't always win beauty contests. Some are cracked, split, off-color or just plain ugly. CAES News
Tomato lovers will attest that homegrown always tastes best. But homegrown tomatoes don't always win beauty contests. Some are cracked, split, off-color or just plain ugly.
Ugly tomatoes can still make for a great sandwich
There are several tomato disorders that cause a variety of deformities in tomatoes. Most of these disorders are caused by environmental stresses, insects or certain plant diseases. 
A corn plot grows for research at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. UGA Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko encourages farmers to continue managing their weeds even after corn is harvested this year. CAES News
A corn plot grows for research at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. UGA Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko encourages farmers to continue managing their weeds even after corn is harvested this year.
After corn harvests, farmers should continue managing weeds
Georgia corn farmers are preparing for harvest, but they can’t take a break once they ship their crops to market. That time should be focused on staying ahead of weeds that can cripple the next year’s crop.
In addition to produce safety procedures, UGA Extension helps farmers develop record-keeping plans to help keep them in line with FDA food safety guidelines. Cory McCue of Woodland Gardens in Winterville, Georgia, makes notes about the farm's July harvest in the packinghouse while Christine White packs shishito peppers into 10-pound bags. CAES News
In addition to produce safety procedures, UGA Extension helps farmers develop record-keeping plans to help keep them in line with FDA food safety guidelines. Cory McCue of Woodland Gardens in Winterville, Georgia, makes notes about the farm's July harvest in the packinghouse while Christine White packs shishito peppers into 10-pound bags.
UGA Extension training helps keep Georgia’s produce safe
Over the past decade, Americans have fallen in love with locally grown produce, but just because something is grown nearby doesn’t automatically make it safe.
Andrew Crain, director of experiential professional development with the UGA Graduate School (far left), and Ron Walcott, associate dean of the UGA Graduate School, (far right), led UGA graduate students on an industry tour in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of UGA's annual Crop Protection Tour. CAES News
Andrew Crain, director of experiential professional development with the UGA Graduate School (far left), and Ron Walcott, associate dean of the UGA Graduate School, (far right), led UGA graduate students on an industry tour in St. Louis, Missouri, as part of UGA's annual Crop Protection Tour.
Graduate students in crop science fields visit leading plant science research sites in St. Louis
This summer a group of nine graduate students in the University of Georgia’s crop science disciplines embarked on a two-day site visit to corporate and nonprofit agricultural research centers in St. Louis, Missouri. 
An increase in illnesses that trace back to wheat products has prompted scientists in the UGA Center for Food Safety to search for ways to eliminate pathogens in raw wheat without affecting the quality or taste of the staple food. In wheat-related cases, cookie dough, cake batter and raw wheat flour are common carriers of foodborne pathogens. CAES News
An increase in illnesses that trace back to wheat products has prompted scientists in the UGA Center for Food Safety to search for ways to eliminate pathogens in raw wheat without affecting the quality or taste of the staple food. In wheat-related cases, cookie dough, cake batter and raw wheat flour are common carriers of foodborne pathogens.
Scientists at UGA search for ways to control pathogens on wheat berries
Consumers have long been warned against the hazards of eating raw cookie dough. As more cases of foodborne illness are linked to contaminated wheat flour, University of Georgia food safety experts are touting the risk in a louder, more forceful voice, while searching for ways to eliminate foodborne pathogens on wheat products.
Field days like this one “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for UGA Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture. CAES News
Field days like this one “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for UGA Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture.
Midville field day set for August 14
The University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County. CAES News
Hurricane Michael's strong winds uprooted pecan trees in Tift County.
UGA Extension pecan specialist cautions growers about dieback of pecan branches
Nearly a year after thousands of trees were destroyed by Hurricane Michael, Georgia pecan producers are reporting the dieback of pecan branches and leaf burning in trees that survived the October 2018 storm, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist.

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