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Perdue Grant
A $200,000 grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, will help support the construction of the University of Georgia’s new Poultry Science Building, which will begin construction in spring 2022.
On the campus in Griffin, Georgia, UGA blueberry researcher Scott NeSmith typically breeds new varieties to meet growers' needs. Now, he's released some ornamental blueberries that are perfect for growing in home landscapes and will help home gardeners grow their own fresh fruit. CAES News
National Academy of Inventors
University of Georgia professors Scott NeSmith, Anumantha Kanthasamy and S. Edward Law have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Including these three new fellows, 12 UGA faculty have received this honor, all of them since 2013.
When implementing grazing management strategies, one of the key tools to success is using temporary fencing technology. This technology is a fantastic advancement that allows us the opportunity to adjust our grazing paddock size multiple times throughout the year based on animal need and number, forage growth and availability. (Photo by Justin Burt) CAES News
Re-establishing Alfalfa
Alfalfa, once a dominant forage in Georgia, is the third-highest crop for economic returns in the United States. Combined with cheap nitrogen prices, difficulty growing the desirable forage crop in Georgia’s challenging climate led to a decline in alfalfa production in the state after its peak in the 1960s.
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.