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Red poinsettias with white poinsettias in the background. CAES News
Holiday Gift Plants
As vibrant holiday plants begin to adorn the shelves of hardware stores, grocery stores and garden centers, consumers are attracted to the pinks, reds and whites atop deep green foliage, which add festive pops of color in winter homes. The appearance of plants like poinsettias and Christmas cacti usher in the holiday season and we love to fill our halls and entryways with their holiday cheer. But what about after the holidays?
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Drawdown Georgia
Following the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, global leaders have committed to supporting and implementing actionable climate change measures.
The ceremony will take place in person at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall in the university's Performing Arts Center on Dec. 17 beginning at 12:30 p.m. CAES News
Fall 2021 Convocation
Friends and family are invited to join fall graduates at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Convocation ceremony to honor the college’s newest alumni. The ceremony will take place in person at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall of UGA's Performing Arts Center on Dec. 17 beginning at 12:30 p.m. There are no tickets required, as the event is free for all students and accompanying guests.
The first cohort of the Rural Scholars Program are wrapping up their first semester on campus: (from left) Georgia Orman, Gracie Grimes, Mary Anne McCord and Aubrey Fraser-Tarpley. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) CAES News
First Rural Scholars Cohort
A first-year animal science major from Metter, Georgia, Gracie Grimes considers her small hometown to be a haven. Her passion for agriculture, coupled with her excellent academics, helped Grimes earn one of four spots in the first cohort of the Rural Scholars Program in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
How sweet it is to be a Georgia-grown satsuma orange! (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Seedless Citrus
Wayne Hanna, a legend in the plant breeding world, specifically with turfgrass, retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2002. He immediately joined the faculty at the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus. When he arrived, he asked the assistant dean if he could work on developing a cold-tolerant citrus tree that produced seedless fruit. “Go ahead” was the answer.
Students learn about salt marsh and beach ecosystems in the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program at Burton 4-H Center. The center has been providing this important programming to youth and adults in Georgia for 75 years. CAES News
Burton’s 75-year Celebration
The Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island — an important hub for environmental education and youth development in southeast Georgia — celebrated 75 years of operation on Nov. 1.
UGA plant pathologist Bhabesh Dutta examines onion seedlings in research facilities on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
New Bacteria Species
University of Georgia researchers have identified a new species of bacteria, which they have named Pseudomonas alliivorans — from “allium vorans,” which translates as onion devourer or eater.
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Holiday Gift Guide
Forgo the rush and bare shelves you may find during this year's holiday sales, and consider supporting the endeavors and small businesses of College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alumni.
Anisa M. Zvonkovic has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Currently the Harold H. Bate Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University, Zvonkovic will join UGA effective July 1, 2022. CAES News
New FACS Dean
Anisa M. Zvonkovic, an academic leader with a distinguished record of promoting student success and impactful research and outreach, has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.