Hands-on Learning
No matter the program, we have unique learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Whether it's a plant in a field, animals in a barn, or a petri dish in a lab, you'll have plenty of opportunities to get your mind working and your hands dirty.

Upcoming Events

Isabel leads the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program. The goal of the program is to develop high-yielding potato varieties, mainly for the fresh and chipping markets, adapted to Texas growing conditions. She combines conventional and molecular tools to enhance the efficiency of potato breeding efforts and to maximize genetic gains from selection. Isabel Vales received her Licentiate Degree (and Degree Thesis) in Biological Sciences (specialization in molecular biology) from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1992, and her Doctorate in Biology (maize breeding and genetics) from the University of Vigo, Spain (1996) in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She worked as Post-doctoral Research Associate (maize genetics) at the University of Minnesota from 1997 to 1998. From 1999 to 2005, Research Assistant Professor (cereal genetics) at Oregon State University. From 2005 to 2010, she led the Oregon Potato Variety Development Program (Associate Professor - potato breeding and Genetics) and the Oregon Potato Foundation Program. From 2010 to 2012, she was Principal Scientist (pigeonpea breeding and genetics) at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India. She worked as an Independent Scientific Advisor from 2013 to 2016 in Washington State and joined Texas A&M in 2017. Isabel participated in the release of more than 24 potato varieties, including specialty types with high levels of antioxidants, and published more than 70 referee papers. She has been active in undergraduate and graduate teaching (potato production, plant physiology, molecular breeding) and training. Seminar Location: CAGT room 128 Athens; and via zoom at Tifton and Griffin campuses. Note: Zoom meeting ID will be sent out prior to the seminar.
Oct 21
4:00PM - 5:00PM IPBGG SEMINAR: Development of Climate-change-ready Potato Varieties to Overcome Heat Stress by Dr. Isabel Vales Center For Applied Genetic Technologies, ATHENS, GA
Guest speaker Dr. Haley Oliver, Professor of Food Science at Purdue University will present Food Safety - Local Grocery Stores to Informal Markets Around the World on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. All are invited. 
Oct 27
10:00AM - 11:00AM Food Safety - Local Grocery Stores to Informal Markets Around the World https://zoom.us/j/7457247689
The 35th Annual J.W. Fanning Lecture will take place on October 27, 2021 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel.  Our guest speaker is  Acting Deputy Undersecretary of the USDA Jason Hafemeister. ADUS Hafemeister has been involved in agricultural farm and trade policy for over 25 years. Registration, refreshments and Awards presentation will take place at 10am and the lecture begins at 10:30am.
Oct 27
10:00AM - 12:00PM J.W. Fanning Lecture University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel, Athens, GA
See More Events

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

About Our 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

19,370+ Alumni in the CAES Family

Alumni & Giving

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

Research

College News

AGL d7533f93 cdcd 4602 a0cd 2dc7de95e3d9 CAES News
UGA’s AGL group attends national agriculture policy institute
In September, 14 members of the 2021 class of Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) had the opportunity to hone their skills in advocacy and communication by attending a national agriculture policy institute in Washington, D.C., where they engaged with a variety of stakeholders in agriculture and forestry.
Rock Eagle Chapel photo illustration CAES News
Rock Eagle Chapel restoration wins prestigious award
Georgia 4-H was one of 20 historic preservation projects honored by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation during its 44th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Macon in October. Georgia 4-H was specifically honored for Excellence in Restoration for its exemplary restoration of the Rock Eagle 4-H Center Chapel.
John Ruter, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org CAES News
Are your trees boys or girls — or both?
Female flowers and female trees produce fruit and seeds. Male flowers and trees produce pollen. Making the correct choice of tree gender can be important. Anyone who has ever smelled putrid ginkgo fruit, washed mulberries off their car or sneezed at tree pollen should understand.
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.

Our Impact
Find out how we are making a difference locally, nationally and across the world.

IMPACT

By the Numbers

$76 Billion

in output from agriculture contributed to Georgia's $1.07 trillion economy (Ag Snapshots 2020)

View Georgia Ag Statistics

$144.4 Million

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

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)