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Student, faculty and staff volunteers from the UGA Griffin campus took part in the City of Griffin’s Annual Stream Cleanup on October 16. CAES News
Stream Cleanup
Students, staff and faculty from the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus sacrificed the luxury of sleeping late on a Saturday morning to pitch in on Oct. 16 for the City of Griffin Annual Stream Cleanup, a long-standing event that brings together citizens of Griffin-Spalding County to clean up area streams and waterways.
Ismahane Elouafi, the first chief scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, has nearly two decades of experience in agricultural research and development and is internationally known for her work on promoting neglected and underutilized crops, use of non-fresh water in agriculture, and empowerment of women in science. CAES News
2021 D.W. Brooks Lecture
Faced with the complex problems of hunger, poverty, public health, inequality, clean water, climate change and other global crises, it is easy to become overwhelmed. But solutions and a framework to achieving them are within reach if the world’s governments are willing to take the necessary steps.
Darian Adams (second from right) was awarded the 2021 Marie Fort Garden Club Scholarship. The $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a UGA Griffin undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Pictured with Adams are club members (left to right) Pam Kierbow, Pat Martin (treasurer), Diane Lamb (president), and Emelie Tingle. CAES News
Garden Club Scholarship
University of Georgia Griffin campus agribusiness major Darian Adams was named the recipient of the 2021 Marie Fort Garden Club Scholarship, awarded by the Griffin-based club to a UGA-Griffin undergraduate student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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Fighting Food Waste
Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the food produced worldwide — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost to food wastage each year.
Robin Buell, who recently joined the faculty in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as the GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics, has been at the forefront of genomic research, having been involved in sequencing the first plant genome, Arabidopsis, and the first crop genome, rice. CAES News
2022 McClintock Prize
University of Georgia plant geneticist Robin Buell has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 McClintock Prize by the Maize Genetics Cooperation (MGC) Advocacy Committee (MGAC) for her groundbreaking work in plant genome structure, function and evolution.
Community members can learn more about the opportunites and services provided by UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
CAES Outreach
With the harvest season in full swing, October brings the welcome return of two of the largest events of the year for the agricultural and environmental science communities: the Georgia National Fair and the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo.
The five finalists pose for a photo after the 2021 FABricate Pitch Contest at the UGA Innovation Hub. CAES News
FABricate Competition
Are you a student with a big idea for a food- or agriculture-related business? Come to the FABricate information session at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in room 150 of the Miller Learning Center to find out how you can get your idea developed. If you apply, you could win $10,000.
A drone photo shows turfgrass research plots on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Irrigation Technology
When it comes to taking care of a lawn — whether at home or on a golf course — proper watering makes the difference between a beautiful landscape and a muddy mess. Knowing when and where to water turfgrass can be a tricky process, but thanks to a group of researchers at the University of Georgia and Rutgers University, lawn irrigation could soon be much easier to handle.
Researchers in the US and Senegal are studying why young people leave peanut farming behind and move to the city, an important question for the future of farming in Senegal’s Groundnut Basin. University of Georgia PhD student Pierre Diatta and Virginia Tech’s Brad Mills (far left and left), will present early findings of the study, along with UGA agricultural economist Genti Kostandini (far right), in a webinar next week. The team is working with Katim Toure, a collaborator at ENSA (École Nationale Supérieure d'Agriculture) in Senegal. CAES News
Young Senegalese Farmers
All over the world, farmers are aging and young people are moving to more urban areas for economic opportunities. Leaders wonder what factors push young people to abandon agriculture and whether technology or other tools can make farming a more attractive option for the next generation. Next week, researchers from the University of Georgia and Virginia Tech will present early findings from research exploring those questions in Senegal, where a team surveyed more than 1,000 peanut-growing households to explore challenges among peanut producers and learn the main reasons why young people turn away from agriculture.