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

UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation Guest speaker: Carla Schwan, UGA Assistant Professor and Extension Food Safety SpecialistDate: Friday, Oct 14Time: 11 a.m. ET In Person in Melton Building Conference room or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96960698174   Hosted by Dr. Francisco Diez, Director of CFS Dr. Carla Schwan: An assistant professor and Extension food safety specialist, in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Georgia, Dr. Carla Schwan serves as the director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Schwan has dedicated both her academic pursuits and professional career towards addressing complex domestic and international public health issues; particularly, foodborne illness, antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens, and global food security. Schwan’s recent work focused on the development of microbial baselines, characterization of Salmonella enterica, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence factors through whole genome sequencing informal markets in Cambodia, and outreach and food safety training targeting food safety inspectors in Bangladesh. Previous research projects include identifying optimal intervention strategies to control Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in meat products and using gram-positive bacteria and yeast to validate baking processes to control Salmonella in hamburger bun manufacturing and support FSMA regulatory compliance. Schwan has enjoyed several community-facing positions consisting of national and international teaching, Extension/outreach, and public service. She has authored multiple technical reports and scientific articles and presented research at notable industry, academic, and scientific meetings. Schwan finds joy in teaching and researching the complexities of food safety and microbiology, a field she has been dedicated to for the last decade. Schwan brings an instinct for complex problem solving, interdisciplinary leadership, and a passion to work in the fields of food safety, antibiotic resistance, microbiology, and public health.  
Oct 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation https://zoom.us/j/96960698174
The D.W. Brooks Awards recognize faculty who make outstanding contributions to the college's critical mission areas.  Speaker Dr. Alison Van EenennaamProfessor of Cooperative Extension, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis Lecture Title Science Friction: Can effective communication save genome editing from the fate of GMOs?
Nov 08
3:30PM - 5:00PM DW Brooks Lecture and Awards Georgia Center For Continuing Education, ATHENS, GA
More information coming soon!
Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
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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

19,940+ 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
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

Outfitted with a bright-blue tracker on her shell, Belle the sea turtle makes her first successful voyage into the ocean after five years with Burton 4-H Center. (Photo by Josie Smith) CAES News
Belle the sea turtle returns to ocean from Burton 4-H Center
A loggerhead sea turtle named Belle has returned to her natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean after five years as a resident of Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island. Equipped with a tracking device attached to her shell to monitor her journey back to the sea, Belle was released on the beach at Tybee Island on Sept. 7 with a send-off from the 4-H center staff and volunteers.
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Study finds that SARS-CoV-2 can persist for more than a month on frozen berries
According to the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety study, SARS-CoV-2 experimentally introduced onto berries remained infectious on frozen berries for at least a month. Refrigerating berries at 39 degrees Fahrenheit showed a 90% reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infectivity over the course of three days, as did washing berries before freezing.
Professor Franklin West sets up the stereotaxic injector in the animal surgery suite of the Edgar Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science. CAES News
Anti-inflammatory compound supercharges stem cell stroke treatment
A new combination therapy developed at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has shown promising results in models of ischemic stroke, or strokes caused by blood clots, significantly reducing disability within a three-month period.