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Future Doctors Georgia 4-H members learn about medical school. Published April 26, 2018Author:

To expose 4-H’ers from medically underserved, rural Georgia to medical school, Georgia 4-H has created a program called “Setting Your Sights on Medical School.” Select students travel to Macon, Georgia, for an inside look at medical school through sessions led by Mercer University Medical School students and faculty.

Cooking Competition Kids cooking competition takes center stage at East Point Farmers Market on May 30. Published April 26, 2018Author:

Does your child ever watch cooking competition shows like “Chopped Junior” or Iron Chef America” and say, “I could do that!”? Fulton Fresh is offering children that chance this spring with their second annual spring Fulton Fresh Cooking Competition on Wednesday, May 30. 

Distracted Driving Texting, changing the radio and applying makeup are just a few activities that distract drivers from the road. Published April 25, 2018Author:

Taking your eyes off the road for five seconds at 55 miles per hour is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Startling, but most of us have glanced at the GPS, grabbed our phone, reprimanded a child or even had a heated conversation, all while driving.  

UGA Inventor Sparks is responsible for the release of eight patented pecan cultivars Published April 25, 2018Author:

Darrell Sparks’ legacy at the University of Georgia spans more than 50 years and includes the release of eight patented pecan cultivars and research focused on the development of new and improved pecan varieties. For his contributions to Georgia’s pecan industry, Sparks is the 2018 recipient of the university’s Inventor of the Year Award.

Peanut Rotations Georgia peanut growers can have better success if they don't plant continuously in the same field. Published April 25, 2018Author:

Farmers may have more success growing peanuts if they don’t continuously plant in the same field, according to Scott Tubbs, University of Georgia Tifton campus’s research cropping system agronomist for peanuts.

Summer Programs Students interested in the life sciences can find fun at UGA this summer. Published April 25, 2018Author:

High school students can explore the sciences through a variety of hands-on summer programs offered by the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).

Succession Planting Add new seeds or plants every two weeks for an extra-long harvest season. Published April 19, 2018Author:

Succession planting simply means that you plant vegetables continuously throughout the season. Planting this way ensures that, as older plants mature and end their production cycle, new ones start to produce. This practice extends the harvest window and ensures the availability of produce at the peak of production throughout the growing season.

Walter Barnard Hill Award Gaskin's career is focused on the use of conservation methods in traditional agriculture. Published April 19, 2018Author:

For the past 19 years, Julia Gaskin has worked to prove that conservation tillage and cover crops don’t have to be dirty words when it comes to conventional farming. 

Undergraduate Research Undergraduate researchers shine at annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium Published April 18, 2018Author:

Almost 50 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) undergraduate students showcased their research projects and competed in the seventh annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11.

Quicker Identification Researcher uses one-step method to identify foodborne pathogens in food. Published April 17, 2018Author:

Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness. University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has created a system that can identify foodborne pathogens much quicker than traditional methods.


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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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