Hands-on Learning
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

Please join us Wednesday, August 10 for the Southeast Research and Education center Field Day in Midville, GA.  Event will begin at 9:00 AM with tours and presentations of on-going research at the Center.  A sponsored lunch will be provided.  Please register at  https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5iNGalfS5sW7EGO.
Aug 10
9:00AM - 2:00PM Southeast Research and Education Center Midville Field Day Southeast Research and Education Center, Midville
The Grant Writers' Seminar at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is an excellent opportunity for faculty at all levels to hone their proposal development and writing skills, improving the probability of proposal success. Delivered by academicians for academicians, this seminar will focus on proposal writing for the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), yet the content is applicable to other funding entities. Instruction will focus on how to write with a linear progression of logic for a variety of audiences. All participants will receive take-home resources, including a field-relevant hard copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. Registration closes July 15, 2022.
Aug 15
8:30AM - 4:30PM Grant Writers Seminar: Write Winning Grant Proposals UGA Science Learning Center room 85, Athens, GA
Calling all first year and transfer students! Join us on August 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Conner Hall lobby to learn more about CAES clubs/organizations, student resources and programs. The night will be filled with networking, ice cream sundaes, popcorn and free giveaways! 
Aug 18
5:30PM - 7:00PM Orientation 2.0 Conner Hall, ATHENS, GA
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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)

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15 countries with study abroad programs

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Department of Entomology

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CAES Scholarships

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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
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)

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$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

Robin Buell, GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics, works in a plant growth chamber. Buell received nearly $800,000 in funding to study the genome of tepary bean in an effort to address climate-related difficulties faces in production of common bean. CAES News
UGA genomicist seeks to offset climate impacts on important food crop
The common bean — which includes many varieties of dry beans, from navy and black beans to red, pinto and green beans — are an important nutritional source for many world populations. However, rapidly changing climate conditions are making them increasingly difficult to grow in many locations due to high temperatures and susceptibility to diseases and pests.
Palmer amaranth can reach heights of up to 7-10 feet. UGA Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko encourages farmers to continue to control Palmer amaranth even after their corn is harvested. CAES News
UGA Extension tests peanut herbicide for 2023 registration
Peanuts, although a major crop in Georgia, are a minor crop in the U.S., with only about 1.5 million acres planted — versus approximately 90 million acres each of field corn and soybeans. Due to its limited acreage, there are not many herbicides solely developed for peanuts by major agrichemical companies. Unfortunately, emerging herbicide resistance problems in pernicious weeds like Palmer amaranth are of increasing concern in peanut-producing states and growers need more tools to combat these weeds.
As the inaugural class of Rising Scholars, ten Fort Valley State University students have spent the summer on UGA's Athens campus conducting research in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
Inaugural class of Rising Scholars spends summer conducting research with CAES
In a lab on the bottom floor of the Miller Plant Sciences building, Dakota Walker pulled a sample of plant tissue to further examine gene expression under the microscope — an experience she never foresaw having at the University of Georgia, having originally applied to Fort Valley State University as a marketing major.