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The 2011 D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards for Excellence were awarded to: (L-R) William Vencill, Teaching; Yen-Con Hung, Research; Casey Ritz, Extension; and Ronnie Barentine, Public Service Extension. CAES News
D.W. Brooks Awards
Four University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty members were awarded the college’s highest honor Oct. 4 in Athens, Ga., at the annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Faculty Awards for Excellence.
Mike Lacy, UGA poultry science department head, shows Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall and committee members some of UGA's poultry flock housed on the Athens, Ga. campus. CAES News
Eat more chicken
The poultry industry in Georgia has grown steadily since the 1940s. Like all of agriculture, poultry has had its share of ups and downs. Right now, it’s facing a perfect storm created by high corn prices, escalated fuel prices and a down economy.
Steve Stice and Franklin West with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences stand with their pigs in Athens in April of 2010. CAES News
Disease-resistant chickens
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to develop a new technology to breed chickens resistant to Newcastle Virus.
J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. CAES News
Growth potential
A report this week from the Foreign Agricultural Service and the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council shows U.S. poultry meat exports in February increased by 15 percent in quantity and nearly 18 percent in value over the same month last year. This signals an improvement in the world economy, but also shows the value of our ports and agriculture’s driving force to improve our economic situation.
Mike Lacy, Jack Houston and Catherine Keske met with several women's cooperatives in Mali and hope to partner with one of these groups to build and run the model hatchery. CAES News
UGA Malian mission
In February, University of Georgia poultry experts traveled to the West African country of Mali to establish a poultry and biogas program to improve food security and expand economic opportunities for Mali’s rural poor population, especially its women.
Dr. Casey Ritz is an Extension Poultry Scientist with the UGA Poultry Science Department. CAES News
Ammonia reduced in poultry bedding, manure.
According to a University of Georgia poultry specialist, if chickens eat a bit of charcoal it helps lower the amount of ammonia in their manure, which can lead to happier, healthier and more environmentally friendly chickens.
Athens, Ga., was blanketed in snow and then ice, much like the rest of north Georgia, on Jan. 9, 2011. The aftermath left homeowners and agribusinesses alike trying to dig out of the storm. CAES News
Winter storms
Severe winter weather struck Georgia last week. The dangerous mix of snow and ice that locked down much of the middle and northern parts of the state brought unusual winter worries to farmers in those regions.
A University of Georgia research technician holds a chicken at a poultry research facility on the main campus in Athens, Ga. CAES News
UGA aids African poultry production
The University of Georgia has received more than $440,000 as part of a collaborative research, outreach and education program aimed at encouraging sustainable poultry production in the west African country of Mali.
Students register for 2009 UGA Tifton Southwest District Recruitment Event at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. CAES News
Student recruitment
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ students train for careers in food, plant or animal industries, and they get to work directly with the world-renowned scientists who teach them.