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After a nationwide search, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has named Kathleen (Kay) D. Kelsey head of the college's Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication. CAES News
New leader appointed
After a nationwide search, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has named Kathleen (Kay) D. Kelsey head of the college’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication.
UGA geneticist Katrien Devos and her Ph.D. student Rajiv K. Parvathaneni identified the gene in dwarf pearl millet that leads to its short stature. It's the first gene identified with a specific trait in the drought-hardy grain. CAES News
Dwarf millet discovery
Recently, plant geneticists at the University of Georgia successfully isolated the gene that creates dwarfed varieties of pearl millet. It is the first time a gene controlling an important agronomic trait has been isolated in the pearl millet genome. Their work appeared in the March edition of the journal G3: Genes, Genomics, Genetics.
Scott Angle, dean of the UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Barry Martin, and Ronnie Barentine, County Extension Coordinator for Pulaski County. Angle and Barentine visited Martin's farm near Hawkinsville after Martin was named the 2012 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year. CAES News
Public Service and Outreach Awards
Ronnie Barentine, extension coordinator for Dooly County, has spent the last three decades developing ways to make Georgia’s largest industry more efficient and profitable. He’s also made it more sustainable.
Donnie Smith, director of the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness on the UGA campus in Tifton, speaks with members of the Nigerian delegation prior to Tuesday night's supper at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Visiting scientists
A delegation of Nigerian scientists, on a nationwide agricultural tour, visited the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga., and other sites in south Georgia to learn how farmers benefit from research conducted by scientists in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA student Kaitlyn Lancaster passes out worms during her exhibit, while Alicia Boone (right) can't watch. CAES News
Science Night
Painting with worms. Learning more about birds. Matching wits with parents over fifth grade science questions. It’s all a part of making science fun for the whole family.
The USDA recently honored Associate Professor Maria Navarro with the department's New Teacher Award, part of the National Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences. CAES News
USDA Teaching Award
Students taking Maria Navarro’s classes are likely to come away with more than just knowledge of international agriculture. They tend to have a new concern about the health and wellbeing of the world’s population.
2012 World Food Prize Laureate and UGA CAES alumnus Daniel Hillel will deliver the 2012 DW Brooks Lecture on Nov. 8. CAES News
Daniel Hillel
Daniel Hillel, the 2012 World Food Prize Laureate and a 1950 graduate of the University of Georgia, spent the better part of his career perfecting arid- land farming methods in Israel and sharing them with farmers across the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. On Nov. 8, Hillel will return to Athens to deliver the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ 2012 D.W. Brooks Lecture at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
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Agricultural leadership
Organizers of the agricultural leadership program Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture have chosen 22 professionals from across the state to participate in the program’s inaugural class.
Bosede O. Oboh, CEO of ACASC Farms and president of Fate Foundation Alumni Association, learns about pecans at Rutland Farms. Oboh, who is from Nigeria, traveled with other African representatives to the UGA campus in Tifton as part of a State Department program to learn about agriculture in the United States. CAES News
UGA, agriculture and Africa
Farmers, entrepreneurs and policymakers — representing 13 different African nations from Mauritania to South Africa — visited the University of Georgia campus in Tifton to learn about farming practices, research and government programs supporting agriculture in Georgia.