We are dedicated to discovering, teaching and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish.

About the college

100% of Poultry Science students have job placements upon graduation

Department of Poultry Science

1 out of 3 of our students study abroad

Study Abroad Programs

53% of our students receive financial aid (Class of 2023)

CAES Scholarships

#2 Best Agricultural and Horticulture Plant Breeding College - universities.com

Department of Horticulture

15 countries with study abroad programs

Study Abroad Programs

#3 for Agricultural Sciences in the U.S. - Niche.com

#8 Entomology Program in the World - Center for World University Rankings (2017)

Department of Entomology

$830,000+ in scholarship funding provided by our College to CAES students last year

CAES Scholarships

19,940+ alumni in the CAES family

Alumni & Giving

1,150 products have reached the market based on UGA research; over half are plant cultivars, vaccines and devices that support Georgia agriculture

Research

Student life at CAES

No matter the program, we have unique learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom for our students. CAES offers world-class immersive learning experiences, including internships, research opportunities and study abroad programs. See where CAES can take you and discover how you can unlock your true potential at UGA.


Upcoming Events

UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” Guest speaker: Dr. Boce Zhang, Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Florida Date: Wednesday, Feb 28 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/92519907093?pwd=OCtiWWV5SXZ4S04vWmIzSnVWcXdxdz09  Hosted by Dr. Xiangyu Deng, Associate Professor About Boce Zhang: Dr. Boce Zhang is an Assistant Professor of food microbiology, at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. Dr. Zhang received his B.S. in Chemistry from Tsinghua University in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maryland in 2012. Before joining UF, he was an ORISE fellow at the USDA and then an Assistant Professor of biomedical and nutritional sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Zhang's research interests focus on food safety and food microbiology. His research integrates multi-omics, machine learning, nanotechnology, and biointerface science to study the mechanisms of pathogen persistence. His lab also harnesses interdisciplinary platforms to develop new surveillance toolkits and intervention strategies to mitigate microbial food safety risks.    
Feb 28
1:30PM - 2:30PM Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” https://zoom.us/j/92337556448
Join us to learn more about the factors that affect the quality of your forage and enjoy a delicious meal! Exact location will be determined but it will be in the Madison County area. Cost is $10 and registration closes at 5pm on February 27, 2024.
Mar 01
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Learn: Factors That Affect Forage Quality
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Our Impact
Find out how we are making a difference locally, nationally and across the world.

IMPACT

By the Numbers

$69.4 Billion

in output from agriculture contributed to Georgia's $1.1 trillion economy (Ag Snapshots 2022)

View Georgia Ag Statistics

$182.3 Million

boost to Georgia's economy from agricultural and environmental research at the University of Georgia.

Learn more about the research CAES is doing to feed and fuel the world

Agricultural research is foundational in the land-grant university mission – education for everyone, research for scientifically-based decisions and extension outreach to help ensure best practices are being used. (Statistics CAES Impact Statements)

Our statewide research impact

The Research and Education Centers (RECs) play a central role in this mission by providing faculty and students with the opportunity to conduct experiments across a wide range of environments and production systems. CAES has eight off-campus REC facilities located throughout the state.

This research network is vital to Georgia agriculture and collectively allows faculty and students to address local production concerns as well as to answer more fundamental research questions and further the development of new technologies related to agriculture and natural resources.

College News

2024 FarmStressSummit Graphic CAES News
Farm Stress Summit to address mental health challenges among Georgia farming communities
The prevalence of mental health challenges experienced by farm families and farming communities in Georgia is staggering. Faced with unfavorable weather, unfriendly economic conditions, labor shortages and more, farmers of all types often cope with the pressures of their profession in unhealthy ways, including considering suicide. On March 20, UGA faculty and farmers, farm family members, agricultural community members and agricultural mental health stakeholders will convene at the 2024 Farm Stress Summit to look for opportunities to support Georgia’s farm families in ways that promote improved well-being.
Phyllicia Thomas CAES News
CAES alumnus overcomes catastrophic injuries to champion environmental justice
When Phyllicia Thomas walked across the stage to accept her degree in environmental law in December 2023, it was the culmination of two journeys — one toward a dream set upon as a high school student and the other an unforeseen detour she navigated with determination and the steadfast support of her family. Thomas embarked on the second journey just over a year after graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management in May 2019.
gwinnett county extension CAES News
Metro Atlanta Extension office growing capacity to reach diverse audiences
As the population of Gwinnett County approaches the 1 million mark, with a highly diverse demographic profile, the county's University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office is preparing to serve its changing constituency effectively. Recently, the Gwinnett County Extension Program received a $250,000 budget increase from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to increase staffing and expand community educational outreach and engagement to underrepresented groups around the county.