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Dario Chavez, associate professor of horticulture on the UGA Griffin campus, shows off the drip irrigation system in the peach orchard of the Dempsey Research Farm used to study irrigation and fertilization management for young peach trees. CAES News
Dario Chavez, associate professor of horticulture on the UGA Griffin campus, shows off the drip irrigation system in the peach orchard of the Dempsey Research Farm used to study irrigation and fertilization management for young peach trees.
Irrigation benefits both newly planted and established peach trees in UGA study
While peach orchards are a common sight throughout middle and south Georgia — helping the Peach State live up to its name — peach producers need more than just the title to ensure that both long-established groves and newly planted fields are successful.
Fanbin Kong, professor of food engineering at UGA’s Department of Food Science and Technology, works to build artificial gastrointestinal systems and study the digestion of food and nonfood materials. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Fanbin Kong, professor of food engineering at UGA’s Department of Food Science and Technology, works to build artificial gastrointestinal systems and study the digestion of food and nonfood materials. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
Fanbin Kong researches human digestion processes with multidisciplinary collaboration
Food engineering professor Fanbin Kong has dedicated his life to studying how our bodies process the food we eat. Through his current research, Kong is gaining insights into how some nonfood materials may assist in weight loss.
Farmers participate in a seed multiplication project led by extension personnel in Malawi. CAES News
Farmers participate in a seed multiplication project led by extension personnel in Malawi.
UGA researchers study impact of extension on agricultural productivity in Kenya, Malawi
For decades, farmers in Kenya and Malawi have suffered declining agricultural productivity due to climate change and unsuccessful adoption of advanced agricultural technology. However, new research from the University of Georgia indicates that improving government policy while integrating indigenous methods with new technology will increase the productivity of struggling farms.
UGA Extension offices are often a critical resource for many Farm to School programs and gardens, offering curricula, publications and sometimes even hands-on labor. CAES News
UGA Extension offices are often a critical resource for many Farm to School programs and gardens, offering curricula, publications and sometimes even hands-on labor.
UGA Extension offers support for Farm to School programs
The idea and principles of Farm to School programs have been around for more than two decades, but it took nearly half that time for adoption and funding to garner growth and wider attention.
Although bumble bees and carpenter bees are often mistaken for one another, bumble bees have a hairy abdomen while carpenter bees, such as the one pictured, have a bare, shiny black abdomen. CAES News
Although bumble bees and carpenter bees are often mistaken for one another, bumble bees have a hairy abdomen while carpenter bees, such as the one pictured, have a bare, shiny black abdomen.
Busy carpenter bees can cause damage but are more nuisance than threat
Carpenter bees are a common sight this time of year and can cause aggravation for homeowners. The large, black and yellow bees begin emerging in March, April and May and can cause unsightly damage — and in some cases significant damage — to wooden structures like the eaves of houses, porches and decks.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct studies under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience during their undergraduate years. CAES News
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct studies under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience during their undergraduate years.
CAES undergraduate student researchers showcase results at annual event
The 2021 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium drew 48 participants in a virtual format that showcased students’ research findings and provided cash awards to eight first- and second-place winners.
UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year. CAES News
UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year.
UGA Extension celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, volunteers have continued to make a positive impact for Georgians of all ages. Throughout Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19 - 23, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring thousands of volunteers who have dedicated their time to facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels.
Wesley Cleveland poses for a photo in his favorite t-shirt, standing between rows of peanut crops during harvest. CAES News
Wesley Cleveland poses for a photo in his favorite t-shirt, standing between rows of peanut crops during harvest.
Eleven-year-old farmer finds success through passion and pride, despite challenges
Passion, a loaded tractor and a little guidance is all it took for 11-year-old Wesley Cleveland to begin following in his father and namesake Wes Cleveland’s footsteps, becoming a reliable workhand on the family farm. Most notably described as ‘the future of agriculture’ by many in Early County, the younger Cleveland is contributing to Georgia’s nation-leading peanut crop production — and he’s doing most of it on his own.
Adam Belflower, a third-year agribusiness student from Cochran, Georgia, won the inaugural University of Georgia Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet's grand prize of $500 and will represent UGA at the state contest this summer. (Photo by Josh Paine) CAES News
Adam Belflower, a third-year agribusiness student from Cochran, Georgia, won the inaugural University of Georgia Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet's grand prize of $500 and will represent UGA at the state contest this summer. (Photo by Josh Paine)
UGA Young Farmers and Ranchers club hosts first discussion contest
Student clubs and activities are an active part of collegiate life, fostering networking and fun opportunities to engage in topic-based activities.

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