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“My goal for this year is to touch base with as many teachers as I can, making sure they have the resources they need for their school gardens so we can get on track,” said UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator Becky Griffin. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Spinach to Win It
October is National Farm to School Month, and this year students will learn more about a leafy green that is packed with nutrition through the theme “Spinach to Win It.” Farm to School Month is coordinated by Georgia Organics in partnership with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and other institutions. Together, they focus on a specific crop to help students across the state learn more about agriculture and how food ends up on their plates.
State 4-H Events Coordinator and former Oconee County AmeriCorps member Ke'Marcis Howard teaches young students in a local school classroom. CAES News
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps
The Georgia 4-H program is one of 25 Georgia organizations to receive AmeriCorps funding to support programming across the state. Organizations in Georgia received $7,260,916 in AmeriCorps funding from the federal agency for 2022-23.
Empty grocery shelves due to supply chain issues. CAES News
High Food Prices
A dollar spent at the supermarket pays for more than what you see in your cart. And what you can get with that dollar has changed a lot since this time last year. Global issues driven by the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current crisis in Ukraine are driving costs higher for food and many other goods.
Catoosa County 4-H’er Jenna Dekich selected to represent National Tech Changemakers. CAES News
National Tech Changemakers
Catoosa County 4-H’er Jenna Dekich has been selected to serve as a National 4-H Tech Changemakers spokesperson on behalf of Georgia 4-H. Dekich, a senior at Ringgold High School, is one of nine youth leaders chosen from across the country to further the mission of the Tech Changemakers program.
Participants from a fall 2021 ELEVATE workshop in Henry County celebrate completing the program. CAES News
Elevate your relationship with free workshops
A 12-hour workshop may not sound like the most romantic gift for Valentine’s Day, but hundreds of Georgia couples testify to the benefits of free relationship education offered by the University of Georgia.
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?
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.
Connie Robinson browses the produce at the DeKalb County Mobile Market. The market, operated by UGA Extension in DeKalb County and the DeKalb County Board of Health, brings fresh produce to communities with limited access to fruits and vegetables. CAES News
Holiday Food Supply
With supply chain issues ramping up the stress for consumers, we asked experts in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences how they thought fears about low supplies and consumer behavior might flavor the holidays.
With the help of UGA Extension's Elevate program, the Gutierrez marriage has thrived despite the unique challenges faced by most military relationships. CAES News
Elevate
With the support of a five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Elevate project leverages the vast University of Georgia Cooperative Extension network and several community partners to deliver evidence-based healthy-couples and relationship-education programming to couples across Georgia.