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Bill Brim will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame on Oct. 4. CAES News
Bill Brim will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame on Oct. 4.
Ag Hall of Fame
This year’s Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees have impacted Georgians from the dinner table to the fairgrounds.
Henry Sintim joined the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Aug. 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. CAES News
Henry Sintim joined the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on Aug. 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.
Soil Scientist
Georgia feels like home for Ghana-native soil scientist Henry Sintim, and that’s what drew him to the University of Georgia Tifton campus.
Sam Pardue, dean and director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Sam Pardue, dean and director, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA Bound
Many students perform better and stretch their available college funding further by spending a year or two close to home at a smaller University System of Georgia institution before transferring to the University of Georgia.
Linden Pederson graduated from UGA in 2019 with degrees in scientific illustration and entomology, but she left behind her sculpture of a giant beetle, Megalodacne heros. The beetle, which is housed in the hallway of the UGA Department of Entomology, took her hundreds of hours to sculpt and is anatomically correct down to the tiniest hair. CAES News
Linden Pederson graduated from UGA in 2019 with degrees in scientific illustration and entomology, but she left behind her sculpture of a giant beetle, Megalodacne heros. The beetle, which is housed in the hallway of the UGA Department of Entomology, took her hundreds of hours to sculpt and is anatomically correct down to the tiniest hair.
Giant Beetle
During her undergraduate years, Linden Pederson was dedicated to helping others appreciate the beauty of insects. She spent hours drawing insects or introducing the public to live insects as part of the University of Georgia Bug Dawgs Insect Zoo, but her senior project dwarfs those efforts.
Plant physiologist Leo Lombardini joined the University of Georgia as head of the Department of Horticulture on Sept. 1, 2019. He came to UGA from Texas A&M University, where he served as founding director of the Center for Coffee Research and Education at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. CAES News
Plant physiologist Leo Lombardini joined the University of Georgia as head of the Department of Horticulture on Sept. 1, 2019. He came to UGA from Texas A&M University, where he served as founding director of the Center for Coffee Research and Education at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.
New Horticulture Head
Plant physiologist Leo Lombardini joined the University of Georgia as head of the Department of Horticulture on Sept. 1. He comes to UGA from Texas A&M University, where he served on the faculty for the past 17 years. Most recently he was a professor of horticulture and founding director of the Center for Coffee Research and Education at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.
Downforce is a planter setting that helps farmers plant seeds at the appropriate soil depth. CAES News
Downforce is a planter setting that helps farmers plant seeds at the appropriate soil depth.
Downforce
Georgia farmers with reduced plant stands can help alleviate those problems next season by correcting settings and using downforce on their planters, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist and precision agriculture expert.
UGA graduate student Renan Souza presents his poster to one of the judges. More than 100 graduate students attended the 2019 National Association of Plant Breeders meeting. CAES News
UGA graduate student Renan Souza presents his poster to one of the judges. More than 100 graduate students attended the 2019 National Association of Plant Breeders meeting.
NAPB Conference
More than 400 plant breeders convened at the Callaway Gardens conference center in Pine Mountain, Georgia, as part of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) annual meeting hosted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).
The senior Liberty County Land Judging Team won first place in Georgia 4-H's 2020 State Land Judging Contest. The team will now represent Georgia at the 2020 National Land Judging Contest in May in Oklahoma. The team is comprised of Makayla Nash, Kelly Lachowsky, Jonathan Woolf and Melvin Kimble. CAES News
The senior Liberty County Land Judging Team won first place in Georgia 4-H's 2020 State Land Judging Contest. The team will now represent Georgia at the 2020 National Land Judging Contest in May in Oklahoma. The team is comprised of Makayla Nash, Kelly Lachowsky, Jonathan Woolf and Melvin Kimble.
Land Judging
Sixty-five Georgia 4-H'ers participated in the 2020 State Land Judging Contest held Aug. 24 at Flinchum’s Phoenix, located in the University of Georgia Whitehall Forest in Athens, Georgia. Teams from eight counties all over Georgia competed, a 23% increase in participation from previous years.
A UGA student participates in UGA Extension's inaugural Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 23, 2019. CAES News
A UGA student participates in UGA Extension's inaugural Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 23, 2019.
Pollinator Census
More than 4,000 Georgians in 133 counties participated in the nation's first statewide pollinator census, logging more than 133,963 insect interactions.
Sumter County 4-H Agent Crystal Perry helps a student care for the plants in the garden bed as part of the ROCKETS program. CAES News
Sumter County 4-H Agent Crystal Perry helps a student care for the plants in the garden bed as part of the ROCKETS program.
ROCKETS Project
A Sumter County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H program to teach students with special needs about agriculture was a soaring success last year, however, it may fall to Earth if program administrators can’t secure funding to fuel it.