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Back to School 2018

Published on 07/05/2018

It's the middle of summer, but back-to-school season will be upon us before we know it.

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension personnel and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences faculty have produced a series of stories to help parents prepare for the upcoming school year. 

From building strong school-year routines to helping kids handle bullying, our researchers have provided advice to make this school year the best it can be. This year’s stories cover the following topics.

Cotton STEM Workshop 4-H students learn about how cotton is processed, how to sweep for insects in a field and how to take soil samples. Published July 19, 2018Author:

A select group of Georgia 4-H members learned about cotton production and the crop’s global impact as part of a daylong Cotton STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Workshop held on the University of Georgia Tifton campus on Thursday, July 19.

NICH Meeting Consumer horticulture group formed to spread the word about the healthfulness of plants. Published July 19, 2018Author:

A new national initiative encourages consumers to add plants to their homes and landscapes for the health benefits plants provide.

Blueberry Month Originally called 'star berries,' blueberries have a five-pointed star on one end. Published July 18, 2018Author:

Harvest season for blueberries in Georgia runs from mid-April through July, and strawberry season is March through July. Add Georgia-grown blueberries to your diet in July, National Blueberry Month.

Young Scholars 2018 More than 50 students from across the state participated in the CAES Young Scholars Program this year. Published July 16, 2018Author:

Pipette, check. Lab coat, check. A sense of scientific curiosity, double check. It’s not your typical gear list for summer camp, but it covers just what Georgia high school students needed while they participated in this summer’s University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Young Scholars Program.

Garden Promotion Events bring people into community gardens and encourage involvement. Published July 16, 2018Author:

A community garden is much more than raised beds and vegetables. The garden builds a sense of community. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers tips to help your garden reach its full potential.

Vineyard Tour Northeast Georgia vineyard tour, Aug. 8, highlights the technical know how behind Georgia's wine industry. Published July 13, 2018Author:

Georgia’s wine industry has surged in size and popularity over the past decade, but this success didn’t happen overnight.

40 Under 40 Curry has participated in UGA blueberry research trials while serving as Appling County Agriculture and Natural Resources agent. Published July 13, 2018Author:

Shane Curry’s work with blueberries, pecans and organics in southeastern Georgia has helped garner the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent a 40 under 40 recognition by Great American Media Services, publishers of Fruit Grower News and Vegetable Growers News.

Muscadine Conference Muscadines on your mind? Come to the muscadine production workshop on July 26 Published July 12, 2018Author:

With the end of summer drawing near, Georgia’s muscadine harvest season is right around the corner.

Cantaloupes UGA's portion of USDA grant is approximately $20,000 spread over two years. Published July 10, 2018Author:

University of Georgia scientists are assisting in a study to find a cantaloupe variety with less netting on the rind in the hopes that the fruit will be less susceptible to the bacteria or pathogens that settle in the netting on the outside of the fruit.

Dutta Honored Tifton-based scientist will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Dec. 4. Published July 10, 2018Author:

Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable plant pathologist, has been named to the first class of Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Award winners.


About the Newswire

Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

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