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Jessica Marter-Kenyon is the gender specialist for the Peanut Innovation Lab housed in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Gender Specialist
Jessica Marter-Kenyon has joined the Peanut Innovation Lab management team as an advisor on gender-related issues. As a postdoctoral research associate with the innovation lab, Marter-Kenyon holds a joint appointment with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA graduate student Chandler Mulvaney (right) is shown with UGA alumnus Hiram Larew (center) and UGA Office of Global Programs Director Amrit Bart at the annual Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development meeting in Washington, D.C. Mulvaney was able to attend the conference thanks to funding provided by Larew. CAES News
Development Conference
After spending a year in Ghana working to provide support to farmers and leading a 4-H-style program for children, Chandler Mulvaney has a passion for international agriculture. 
Greg Fonsah (left), University of Georgia Tifton campus professor, will lead Auxence Muhigwa Akonkwa, a Fellow visiting UGA-Tifton from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in banana research. Akonkwa is taking part in Fonsah's research through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program. CAES News
Mandela Fellowship
Auxence Muhigwa Akonkwa, a Fellow from the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa, will visit the University of Georgia Tifton campus through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program.
Logan Moore is the first graduate of a new dual master's degree program in sustainable agriculture from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UNIPD in Italy. He now holds master's degrees from both universities. CAES News
Dual-degree Graduates
Time flies, especially when you’re studying a subject you love in the heart of Italy. For University of Georgia graduate student Logan Moore, who has spent the last 18 months conducting research and pursuing his master’s degree in sustainable agriculture, his time at the University of Padova, or Università degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD), has come to an end and his degrees are complete.
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Peanut Research Proposals
The Peanut Innovation Lab has issued requests for proposals in two new areas of inquiry: nutrition and gender/youth.
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Peanut Breeders Meeting
Collaborators in two of the Peanut Innovation Lab’s first projects met this month in Uganda to kick off work to strengthen a promising coalition of peanut breeders working together across the continent. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut is a research program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and managed by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
A UGA student shows off his mealworm chocolate chip cookie at the UGA Insect Zoo in April 2010. CAES News
Eating Insects
Worldwide interest in the art of turning insects into food, known as “entomophagy,” is growing.
University of Georgia alumni Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe,Jr, served as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Lanier County, Georgia and went on to work at the Georgia Department of Entomology, which has since merged with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Ratcliffe's sons established the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences's Ratcliffe Scholars Program to help fund experiential education opportunities for CAES students. CAES News
Ratcliffe Scholars
Four University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students will expand their education beyond the university’s Athens campus thanks to the legacy of one pioneering agricultural scientist, Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe Jr.
When collecting wild raspberry seeds in Australia, University of Georgia scientist Rachel Itle first had to “calibrate” her eyes to search for the tiny, red berries. This, made finding them easier, but the wild berries were not plentiful. Some were bright red, some dull red and some golden, and the fruit is about a half or a fourth the size of commercial berries sold in the U.S., she said. CAES News
New Fruit
University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently travelled to Australia to collect seeds from wild raspberries and peaches to bring back to the UGA Griffin campus. As scientists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Itle and Chavez research Georgia-grown fruit.