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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.

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.

Eating Insects Athens Athens-based conference explores insect agriculture. Published July 10, 2018Author:

Athens, Georgia’s growing reputation as a gastronomic capital attracts culinary tourists from all over the Southeast. This summer, the city will welcome a new type of culinary enthusiasm. They won’t be after barbecue or biscuits. They’ll be here for the bugs. 

Trial Gardens Open House Annual open house offers behind the scenes peak at the Trial Gardens at UGA. Published July 09, 2018Author:

Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and workers and volunteers are pruning, watering and collecting data on annuals and perennials at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia. Trial Gardens staff will open the facility to the public at their annual open house on Saturday, July 21, from 8 a.m. until noon. 

June Climate Warmer-than-normal June fuels thunderstorms and intense rain over parts of the state. Published July 09, 2018Author:

Fueled by warmer-than-normal temperatures, summer thunderstorms blanketed the state this June, producing heavy rain and flooding in some areas while leaving other areas dry.

Smart Speakers Kids and smart speakers: What could go wrong? Published July 05, 2018Author:

Kids say the darnedest things, and with the advent of smart speakers, what they say can have some unforeseen consequences.

Sleep Matters Getting enough sleep can be hard but it's critical for children to excel. Published July 05, 2018Author:

Between after-school activities, homework and other obligations, kids have a lot of competition for the time they should devote to sleep. Many kids — and adults, for that matter — don’t get enough sleep. On average, high school students need between seven and 11 hours of sleep. For younger kids, even more time is needed: 12 hours for school-age kids, 13 hours for preschoolers and close to 14 hours for toddlers.


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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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