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Audrey Young, Gracie Grimes, Anna Kate Hefner and Sage Barlow at Highbrighton Dairy in Montezuma. CAES News
CAES students get new views on industry during Georgia ag tour
Red barns, green pastures and the sound of roosters crowing at the crack of dawn. These are the images that come to mind when agriculture comes up, but ask the students who climbed aboard the charter bus for the 2022 Spring Break Tour through Georgia Agriculture, and what they say will broaden your perspective.
During the pandemic, many parents spent time with their children while gardening. (Getty Images) CAES News
COVID-19 pandemic fueled massive growth in green industry
Most people would say the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been a great couple of years. But for the green industry, like plant nurseries and greenhouses, it’s been a boon. But will the uptick in gardening last once the last coronavirus restrictions are lifted?
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
Walker County 4-H Robotics Team will compete at VEX 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.
You would need about 70 pounds of compost to add the same amount of nutrients as 10 pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer (containing 10% each nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). CAES News
Compost enriches soil — but doesn’t replace fertilizer
The value of compost to a garden is probably not what most people think. Compost is not a substitute for fertilizer if you’re trying to grow crops that have a high nutrient demand. The real value of adding composted amendments to your garden is to loosen the soil and minimize compaction, improve the drainage and aeration of clay soils, and increase the nutrient-holding capacity of your soil.
(L) Graduate student Deandra Campbell use a texture analyzer to evaluate chicken hot dogs in a poultry sciences laboratory under the guidance of professor Harsha Thippareddi. CAES News
UGA partners with Fort Valley State University to launch new student research program
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is now accepting applications for a new internship program with Fort Valley State University (FVSU) slated for summer 2022.
Rice-fish demonstration site farmer in the Kebbi state of northeastern Nigeria explaining to community farmers how the rice-fish systems works, its benefits and challenges. In the photos are local rice farmers, students, and researchers from UGA and the University of Ibadan in Lagos, Nigeria. CAES News
Integrating aquaculture in African rice farms may increase health, wealth
A program led by University of Georgia agriculture researchers is helping Nigerian rice farmers diversify food production through aquaculture systems that integrate raising native catfish in rice fields.
A four-leaf clover, recently found in the writer's backyard. (Photo by Aaron Hale) CAES News
The science and secrets of four-leaf clovers
If you’ve ever scanned a field looking for a lucky four-leaf clover, then perhaps you’ve wondered why they are so rare. It turns out scientists aren’t exactly sure about the mysteries of four-leaf clovers, either.
Catoosa County officials, 4-H Extension staff, 4-H student leaders and Charter Communications representatives celebrate a $15,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant in support of the 4-H Tech Changemakers program. CAES News
Spectrum grant benefits Catoosa County 4-H Tech Changemakers
Catoosa County 4-H received a $15,000 Digital Education Grant from Spectrum that will support the work of the Georgia 4-H Tech Changemakers program. This grant is part of a multimillion-dollar commitment by Spectrum to provide digital education to communities nationwide.
While specialty beef that is grass-fed, pasture-raised or organic also commands higher prices, Fluharty explained that marketing is key to success. CAES News
Unpacking consumer demand for high-priced, high-quality beef
Rising prices may induce consumer ire, but some meat-eaters are willing to fork over the cash for high-quality beef. Rising food costs continue to attract negative attention from consumers around the country due to supply chain issues and inflation, but consumer demand for top-quality beef is on pace with a greater supply of higher-quality meat being produced by the beef industry.

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