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Georgia 4-H Awards
The Georgia 4-H Dean’s Awards competition provided 26 Georgia 4-H youth the opportunity to showcase their talent, hard work, and commitment to their communities. The Dean’s Award is one of the highest honors Georgia 4-H members can earn. Competitors submit a cumulative portfolio that reflects their entire 4-H career, and high-scoring submissions are invited to participate in a separately judged interview session.
A Georgia 4-H'er participates in an archery event at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. CAES News
Project SAFE
Georgia State 4-H champion teams in sporter air rifle, 22 rifle, compound archery, recurve archery and shotgun represented Georgia 4-H Project SAFE at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 21 to 25, with the Morgan County 4-H Recurve Archery Team placing first in all three disciplines for the category.
At UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar Samantha Wegener discovered precision plant breeding — the combination of gene editing and engineering — which showed her a path to solving complicated issues to improve plant varieties. CAES News
2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar
Samantha Wegener enrolled at the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus after earning her associate’s degree in biology from the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, South Carolina. It was during her last semester in Beaufort that Wegener was introduced to the world of plant breeding.
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2021 state horse competition. Youth participating in quiz bowl learn about horse health and other equine-related topics. CAES News
Georgia 4-H Horse Program
Georgia 4-H was proud to offer the 2021 State Horse Educational Competition to 111 youth in a virtual format this year. This competition was previously linked with the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show hosted at the the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.
A Georgia 4-H'er participates in the ranch horse competition at the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show. CAES News
2021 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show
The 2021 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show, hosted by Georgia 4-H, was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. Overall, 157 youth participated in the competition.
Upon joining UGA in 2013, Assistant Professor Jillian Bohlen sought to diversity the dairy cattle herd in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Jersey Genetics
Jillian Fain Bohlen doesn’t try to hide her love for Jersey dairy cattle.
Citizen scientists around the state can help keep track of pollinator health in Georgia by participating in the second Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 21 and 22. CAES News
2021 Great Georgia Pollinator Census
Later this summer, Georgia residents will have the opportunity to help researchers find out what’s the buzz with insect pollinators in their state.
The black fly colony is based around aquatic rearing units converted from salt water aquariums. The units incorporate a “runway” that serves as an artificial stream and provides the surface where the black fly larvae attach, develop and pupate. CAES News
Black Fly Research
The University of Georgia Black Fly Research and Resource Center has been awarded a contract for a second year of funding with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Mosquito control is a five-step process that includes education, surveillance, source reduction, larviciding and adulticiding. (Photo by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org) CAES News
Managing Mosquitoes
With summer and the first tropical storm of the season arriving simultaneously this year, we're getting warm, wet weather at a time when more folks are spending time outside. This combination is sure to signal a rise in mosquito interactions, making it a perfect time to think about mosquito control around your home and community.