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

850 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

Please join us on February 8th for the 12th annual Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course in Athens, GA! We will have vendors and representatives from several companies and institutions to visit with during the breaks and lunch. Participants this year will receive continuing education hours for Beef Quality Assurance (3 hours). This year’s short course we be held in conjunction with the Focus on Genetically Enhanced EPDs Bull Sale.  The sale will be held on February 9th, but all bulls and heifers will be onsite during the short course.  Please visit our Focus on EPDs Bull Sale page for the catalog and more information on the sale. If you have any questions about the program, please contact your local Extension office (1-800-ASK-UGA1).  
Feb 08
8:00AM - 4:30PM Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, Athens, GA
UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Microbial Ecology and Evolution: Insights into Food Safety and Public Health Guest speaker: Dr. Jingqiu Liao, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech Date: Thursday, Feb 23 Time: 11 a.m. ET Location: Melton Building Conference Room or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98501538123?pwd=d2F6TW1oVVhnUjZwUDdCVmpoWTVwQT09   Hosted by Dr. Xiangyu Deng, Associate Professor Abstract: Our environment sustains enormous microbes, including foodborne pathogens. Understanding their ecology and evolution in the context of the environment can inform the assessment of the risk of foodborne pathogen transmission and the development of tools for the investigation and control of foodborne outbreaks. Despite the importance, we lack proper translation of the mechanistic knowledge of the ecology and evolution of foodborne pathogens into the food safety and public health area. In this talk, I will discuss how we use a microbial ecology and evolution framework to address food safety concerns caused by three bacterial taxa – Listeria, Salmonella, and Escherichia coli. Specifically, I will talk about our large-scale environmental surveillance of Listeria across the entire US and its potential transmission to food-associated environments, genetic markers that may be used for source-tracking antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella, and the influence of watershed landscape on the transmission of E. coli to agricultural soils. Dr. Jingqiu Liao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Liao received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Cornell University and was an exchange Ph.D. student at MIT, studying the ecology and evolution of foodborne and environmental-transmitted pathogens. She subsequently trained as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Columbia University Irving Medical Center where she investigated the role of microbiomes in human health. Dr. Liao’s work has been published in more than 30 scientific articles in journals such as Nature Microbiology, Science, Environmental Microbiology, and Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The Liao Environmental and Public Health Microbiology Lab (LEAPH) that Dr. Liao is leading at Virginia Tech investigate how microbiomes, foodborne pathogens, and antimicrobial-resistant microbes interact with natural and food-associated environments. The LEAPH aims to advance a mechanistic and predictive understanding of microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning and to deliver actionable solutions to help improve sustainability, food safety, and public health.  
Feb 23
11:00AM - 12:00PM Microbial Ecology and Evolution: Insights into Food Safety and Public Health Melton Building, GRIFFIN, GA
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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)

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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

More than 6.5 million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to double in the next 30 years. With this in mind, the UGA College of Public Health has created the Cognitive Aging Research and Education Center to help assist any Georgia resident developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and provide them with the care and support they need. (Photo by Chancey Phillips) CAES News
A promise fulfilled: Bridging the gaps in Alzheimer’s care
At the same time they were building clinical capacity, the University of Georgia's CARE team was developing a curriculum to educate communities and health care providers about Alzheimer’s and dementia prevention and the need for diagnosis. To help get that curriculum in front of rural communities and providers, they turned to experts at UGA Cooperative Extension.
(Foreground L-R): Farm manager Josh Griffin, assistant professor and extension precision ag specialist Simer Virk and agriculture specialist Kevin Roach talk as a tractor operator plants corn using a precision agriculture system at the Iron Horse Farm. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker) CAES News
Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture awards first seed grants
The University of Georgia’s Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture has awarded eight seed grants to fund initial research for projects at the convergence of agriculture, engineering, computing and related areas of study. The grants, the first of their kind from IIPA, follow a strategic push by the university to improve its industry collaboration across fields of study and support foundational research to advance agriculture and economic development in the state of Georgia.
Ph.D. student Maria Huertas-Diaz counts plaque assays in professor Biao He's lab at the College of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) CAES News
UGA posts record $545.6M in research and development spending in FY22
For the first time in its history, the University of Georgia surpassed a half-billion dollars in research and development spending in fiscal year 2022. With total expenditures of $545.6 million — representing a jump of more than 10% from the previous year — UGA did not simply exceed the half-billion mark, it rocketed past it.