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UGA Professor Cesar Escalante was recognized by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association for his mentoring work with his minority graduate student advisees. His research focuses on socially and financially disadvantaged farmers. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski, January 2020) CAES News
Escalante honored by AAEA
University of Georgia Professor Cesar Escalante has been selected to receive the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Mentoring Award.
UGA faculty Nick Fuhrman and James Shelton perform stream fish sampling for their "Natural Resource Management for Teachers" lab. CAES News
Transformative Learning
Learn how seven faculty members tackled distance learning.
Gopinath “Gopi” Munisamy, a UGA professor of agricultural and applied economics, was recently named Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Marketing in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
New Endowed Professor
Gopinath “Gopi” Munisamy, a University of Georgia professor of agricultural and applied economics, was recently named the Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Marketing in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Spanning more than 35 years in academia and government, his work includes topics in agricultural policy, trade and economic development.
Nick Robertson, this year’s University of Georgia Food, Agribusiness and Entrepreneurial Initiative (FABricate) winner, started Rare Combinations to develop an efficient, affordable alcohol percentage detector for beverage producers. The senior biochemical engineering major will receive a $10,000 investment toward his business from the contest. CAES News
FABricate Winner 2020
Many businesses are formed to solve problems for others, but one engineering student’s prize-winning idea spurred from a challenge he faced in his own kombucha business.
Freshly-picked strawberries CAES News
Empty Grocery Shelves
While all industries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agriculture have been among the hardest hit segments of the U.S. economy. The primary reason lies in the composition of household food expenditures.
Meat and seafood products are prepared for judges to sample during the first round UGA’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. CAES News
Flavor of Georgia Finalists 2020
Judges have selected 30 products to compete in the second and final round of the University of Georgia’s annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. Narrowed from a field of 117 products, the finalists will compete on April 7 in Athens with an awards ceremony following.
CAES Greenhouse CAES News
CAES ranked #3 in U.S.
The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is ranked third on the 2020 list of Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences in the U.S. by rankings platform Niche.
Attendees at the Farm Business Education Conference will learn about how to develop a business plan for their farming operation and receive tips from Agricultural lenders about how to successfully obtain operating lines, real estate and farm loans and working capital funding. CAES News
2020 Economy
The Georgia agriculture industry is experiencing some positive signs, with Hurricane Michael relief funds being approved for distribution, China reopening its poultry market to Georgia-raised poultry and consumers buying more Georgia-grown products, according to Georgia’s State Fiscal Economist Jeffrey Dorfman.
Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well. CAES News
Ag Forecasts
This year’s forecasts for peanuts, poultry, pecans, cotton and other Georgia crops are being presented across the state this month by University of Georgia agricultural economists. Georgia beef and poultry production is expected to increase while most other crops produced in the state will remain steady or decrease.