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A Georgia 4-H'er participates in an archery event at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. CAES News
A Georgia 4-H'er participates in an archery event at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Georgia 4-H sends five shooting sports teams to nationals
Georgia State 4-H champion teams in sporter air rifle, 22 rifle, compound archery, recurve archery and shotgun represented Georgia 4-H Project SAFE at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 21 to 25, with the Morgan County 4-H Recurve Archery Team placing first in all three disciplines for the category.
At UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar Samantha Wegener discovered precision plant breeding — the combination of gene editing and engineering — which showed her a path to solving complicated issues to improve plant varieties. CAES News
At UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar Samantha Wegener discovered precision plant breeding — the combination of gene editing and engineering — which showed her a path to solving complicated issues to improve plant varieties.
UGA CAES student named 2021 Borlaug Undergraduate Scholar
Samantha Wegener enrolled at the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus after earning her associate’s degree in biology from the Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, South Carolina. It was during her last semester in Beaufort that Wegener was introduced to the world of plant breeding.
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2021 state horse competition. Youth participating in quiz bowl learn about horse health and other equine-related topics. CAES News
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2021 state horse competition. Youth participating in quiz bowl learn about horse health and other equine-related topics.
4-H youth participate in statewide equine educational competition
Georgia 4-H was proud to offer the 2021 State Horse Educational Competition to 111 youth in a virtual format this year. This competition was previously linked with the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show hosted at the the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.
A Georgia 4-H'er participates in the ranch horse competition at the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show. CAES News
A Georgia 4-H'er participates in the ranch horse competition at the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show.
Georgia 4-H'ers qualify for Southern Regional Horse Championships
The 2021 Georgia 4-H State Horse Show, hosted by Georgia 4-H, was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. Overall, 157 youth participated in the competition.
Upon joining UGA in 2013, Assistant Professor Jillian Bohlen sought to diversity the dairy cattle herd in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Upon joining UGA in 2013, Assistant Professor Jillian Bohlen sought to diversity the dairy cattle herd in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA dairy scientist pairs exceptional cows with exceptional students
Jillian Fain Bohlen doesn’t try to hide her love for Jersey dairy cattle.
Cows photo by Andrew Tucker CAES News
Cows photo by Andrew Tucker
Harmful bacteria are hiding in livestock; traditional methods aren’t finding them
Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges.
Citizen scientists around the state can help keep track of pollinator health in Georgia by participating in the second Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 21 and 22. CAES News
Citizen scientists around the state can help keep track of pollinator health in Georgia by participating in the second Great Georgia Pollinator Census Aug. 21 and 22.
Georgia citizens help collect pollinator data across state
Later this summer, Georgia residents will have the opportunity to help researchers find out what’s the buzz with insect pollinators in their state.
The black fly colony is based around aquatic rearing units converted from salt water aquariums. The units incorporate a “runway” that serves as an artificial stream and provides the surface where the black fly larvae attach, develop and pupate. CAES News
The black fly colony is based around aquatic rearing units converted from salt water aquariums. The units incorporate a “runway” that serves as an artificial stream and provides the surface where the black fly larvae attach, develop and pupate.
UGA Black Fly Research Center receives second year of funding from NIH
The University of Georgia Black Fly Research and Resource Center has been awarded a contract for a second year of funding with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
The first phase of the EXCITE initiative is to create a communications campaign using testimonial videos. In the videos, provided in both Spanish and English, community members offer firsthand accounts of why they got the vaccine to encourage others to get vaccinated. CAES News
The first phase of the EXCITE initiative is to create a communications campaign using testimonial videos. In the videos, provided in both Spanish and English, community members offer firsthand accounts of why they got the vaccine to encourage others to get vaccinated.
UGA Extension awarded grant to address vaccine education disparities in rural Georgia
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted ordinary life for millions of people, and rural Georgia was hit especially hard. With hospitals overwhelmed with cases, residents of rural areas found it hard to access care or acquire materials such as face masks and disinfecting wipes.

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