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New interdisciplinary pilot program explores funding salt marsh preservation and recovery CAES News
UGA teams with The Nature Conservancy to protect Georgia’s coast
How much is a salt marsh worth? That’s one of the questions the University of Georgia and The Nature Conservancy will try to answer as they launch a pilot study funded by Georgia Sea Grant to determine the socioeconomic value of salt marsh ecosystems in Georgia.
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CAES researcher instrumental in ban of last-resort agricultural antibiotic in Lebanon
The overuse of the antibiotic colistin has contributed to the rise of antimicrobial resistance, “one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity,” according to the World Health Organization. To preserve colistin’s efficacy, the U.S. does not use it in food animals, and now, thanks to the efforts of University of Georgia Professor Issmat Kassem, Lebanon has followed suit, banning it for agricultural use.
Tim Miller has had a well-rounded career in the agriculture equipment industry since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural mechanization technology in 1986. CAES News
Industry leader begins term as CAES alumni board president
Tim Miller understands the impact that education can have on a person’s life. He experienced it firsthand at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, with professors who tailored their instruction so he could best learn. The incoming CAES Alumni Board president graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural mechanization technology in 1986.
Gopi Munisamy at June 2022 Senate Hearing CAES News
UGA expert's Senate testimony calls for predictable and equitable trade policies
On June 9, Gopinath “Gopi” Munisamy, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Marketing and interim head of the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, shared the agricultural impact of trade issues with the Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, chaired by U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia.
University of Georgia entomology graduate students witnessed countless members of the Photuris frontalis — or snappy sync — firefly species blinking in unison in north Georgia earlier this month. (Photo by Horace Zhang) CAES News
Rare fireflies sync up in north Georgia
Standing in the new darkness of a 100-acre wood on a recent summer evening, a group of University of Georgia entomology graduate students witnessed magic in the air — literally — as thousands of fireflies of different species rose from the forest floor to flash their luminescent love songs to hopeful mates hiding below.
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Refugees at higher risk for persistent infections, according to UGA-led study
The destruction caused by war is evident both in its toll to human life and its impact on infrastructure. Those who are lucky enough to escape violence face many challenges, from finding a safe place to live to securing employment, but another threat could further jeopardize their ability to survive — an increased risk of illness. 
This month, Georgia 4-H hosted 129 competitors for the 4-H State Horse Show at the Georgia National Fair Grounds in Perry. CAES News
Competitors 'stirrup' fun at 4-H State Horse Show
Competitors at the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show reined in the awards at the Georgia National Fair Grounds in Perry. Held from June 7 to 11, the event welcomed 129 contestants who competed in five main disciplines including stock seat, ranch horse, hunt seat, saddle seat and contest events. The theme of the 2022 show was “Stirrup the Fun.”
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UGA Foundation Fellow Luke Hendrix to study biological science this fall
When not outside hunting, fishing, playing a round of basketball with friends or competing as a state-level varsity swimmer, Luke Hendrix has had his eye on a different prize: attending the University of Georgia, just like his dad. For Hendrix, the journey to graduation is about to become even more enriching — Hendrix has just been announced as one of the university’s newest Foundation Fellows.
FoodPIC director Jim Gratzek CAES News
Food tech entrepreneur to serve as Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center director
Food technology entrepreneur James Gratzek will serve as the next director of the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, according to the Department of Food Science and Technology at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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