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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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Research in plant genomics is answering big biological questions
Since Robin Buell joined the University of Georgia faculty in fall 2021, there’s been a flurry of activity in her lab. Buell and her researchers have nine projects underway in plant genomics – and Buell has already secured millions of dollars in federal funding.
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Gently Soap cleans up at inaugural Floor and Décor UGA Venture Prize Competition
When Kristen Dunning participated in her first UGA Entrepreneurship Idea Accelerator Program, she was a woman with sensitive skin, a knack for plants and a dream of selling soap to the masses.
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5 reasons to file: Free tax assistance from UGA VITA program
Filing taxes can be intimidating, but the University of Georgia can help. The UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has provided free tax preparation services to Athens and surrounding areas for over 15 years and recently added a virtual component that allows for statewide access for online tax filing.
On agriculture Twitter, it’s not unusual to see @PrecAgEngineer tweeting about all things agriculture tech. From the latest field data collection to his daughter’s first attendance at a professional conference, Virk believes there is value in helping the public understand the role agriculture takes in our daily lives. CAES News
Precision Ag Researcher of the Year Simer Virk weighs in on the future of agriculture
Asked what his day looks like on a regular basis, Simer Virk laughed out loud. “There are no average days in research and Extension work — every day is different and every season is different,” said Virk, an assistant professor and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension precision agriculture specialist in UGA's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.
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 grows tomorrow’s leaders
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.

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