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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
Incorporating alfalfa in forage systems could lead to environmental benefits
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
Keep your holiday gift plants beautiful all year
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?
Carla Schwan has been hired as an assistant professor and Extension specialist in food safety and home food preservation in the University Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, beginning January 2022. CAES News
Schwan selected to lead UGA’s National Center for Home Food Preservation
Carla Schwan has been hired as an assistant professor and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist in food safety and home food preservation in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is slated to get started January 2022.
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UGA faculty lead efforts in statewide campaign to address climate crisis
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
CAES hosts convocation ceremony to honor fall 2021 graduates
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
Rural Scholars Program makes a big campus feel smaller
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
Red and Black and … Orange?
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 4-H Center celebrates 75 years of impact
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.
A publicly commissioned sculpture at the new home of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Athens-Clarke County takes the age old question of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” to new heights. CAES News
'Origins' sculpture inspires wonder, encourages residents to protect the planet
A publicly commissioned sculpture at the new home of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Athens-Clarke County takes the age-old question of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” to new heights.

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