Published on 12/21/11

FACES delivers top news stories of 2011

By Brad Haire

Another year quickly ends. And we thank you, our Georgia FACES subscribers, for allowing us to bring you the news to use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.

The news service for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia FACES generated more than 300 news items this year, releasing them across the state, region and nation. On behalf of the writers and their helpful sources, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and prosperous new year. It’s been a pleasure.

To honor the passing year, we look back on 2011's top 11 FACES news stories listed by publication date. Why 11? Because it is one more than the typical top 10, and FACES believes in delivering more than the typical.

Georgia eyes coldest winter ever

UGA trains National Guard for ag mission

UGA weather monitoring network struggles to survive

Sustainable agriculture: Two sides of the same coin

Drought tightens grip on Georgia farmers

UGA study investigates impact of farm labor shortages

Kudzu bug spreads across Southern states

Georgia's summer was, in a word, “Hot!”

UGA training helps former homeless men prepare for jobs

Pig induced pluripotent stem cells may be safer than previously thought

What is the right way to say 'pecan'?

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.