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Choosing eggs in the supermarket can get complicated once you decide what size you want. CAES News
Decoding Your Eggs
Take a gander at the egg case at your local grocery and you are likely to find a variety of labels that go far beyond medium, large, extra-large or jumbo.
The Walker County 4-H Robotics Team, also known as the “DawgBytes,” earned a spot at the World Robotics Championships with their VEX IQ robot named “Cook.” Team members include (back row from left) Grant Matteson, Sam Brown, Liam Logan, (front row from left) Chyanne Martin, Mike Hardinger, Brendan Matteson, and Gregory Hobbs. CAES News
Robotics World Championship
Seven Georgia 4-H'ers earned a shot at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship after competing at the Georgia VEX IQ Challenge Robotics competition. The Walker County 4-H Robotics Team earned the final Georgia spot at the world championship event this May in Dallas, Texas.
Janey Miller, center, was one of nine 4-H’ers recently elected to the 4-H Southwest District senior board of directors. CAES News
4-H Impact
What do a sixth-grader with a prize-winning cow, a home-schooled forestry enthusiast, a singer who aspires to a medical career and a teenager who enjoys dance and choreography have in common? They’re all members of the largest youth-leadership organization in the country: 4-H.
Georgia 4-H’ers gather on the Oglethorpe Staircase in the Georgia Capitol Building with legislators and organizational leaders to celebrate Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol on February 9. CAES News
4-H Capitol Day
On Feb. 9, the Georgia Capitol turned shades of green as it welcomed more than 400 students. Outstanding 4-H’ers from counties across the state gathered at 4-H Day at the Capitol to engage with their legislators, observe leadership in action and learn about the civic process.
Entomology Assistant Professor Kevin Vogel, doctoral student Carissa Gilliland, undergraduate student Ashley Dombrowski and doctoral student Nia Keyes-Scott look at a kissing bug in the lab. (Submitted photo) CAES News
Chagas Disease
A kiss has such romantic appeal, yet some kisses just end in heartbreak. A smooch from the Rhodnius prolixus, or the blood-sucking “kissing bug,” could be characterized more like the kiss of death — the insect is a primary vector for Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that kills more than 10,000 people annually around the globe. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, victims with chronic cases of Chagas can suffer from life-threatening heart or digestive malfunctions.
Ben Hill County swept the National Consumer Decision Making contest in Denver, Colorado. Team members (left to right) Liam Jay, Ashley Braddy, Lauren Wixson and Timothy Lord display their awards with coach Laura Lee Williams, Ben Hill County Extension 4-H Agent. CAES News
National 4-H Winners
Ben Hill County 4-H’ers Liam Jay, Ashley Braddy, Lauren Wixson and Timothy Lord returned as national champions from the Consumer Decision Making Contest in Denver, Colorado, on Jan. 9. The Ben Hill County team won first place in the overall contest and Lauren Wixson earned the title of High Individual.
Jayden Mulamoottil, a fourth-grade student at Barrow Elementary in Athens-Clarke County, placed first in Georgia's radon poster contest with an illustration imploring Georgians to check their homes for radon gas. CAES News
Radon Action Month
January is National Radon Action month, and each year University of Georgia Cooperative Extension sponsors a poster contest for students across the state to help bring awareness to the importance of radon testing.
Cobb First Place Team CAES News
Winners and Master 4-H'ers
Four high school students from Cobb County took home top honors at the 4-H State Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging contest on Nov. 11, 2021, at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Georgia. Sandhya Rajesh, Kshitij Badve, Haya Fatmi and Stefan Saboura earned the status of Master 4-H’er with their first-place win at the state level. Alyssa Haag from Oconee County also received Master 4-H’er status as the overall high individual in the contest.
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Antimicrobial Resistance
A gene that causes bacteria to be resistant to one of the world’s most important antibiotics, colistin, has been detected in sewer water in Georgia. The presence of the MCR-9 gene is a major concern for public health because it causes antimicrobial resistance, a problem that the World Health Organization has declared “one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity.”