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Using the Fulton Fresh Mobile Market truck, Eric McIntosh and Shirley Dodd get ready to hand out free produce bags to attendees of a nutrition class at St. Mark AME Church on June 18. The area is considered a “food desert” because there are no grocery stores. (Photo by Miguel Martinez/AJC) CAES News
Fulton Fresh Mobile Market brings free vegetables to food deserts
The parking lot at St. Mark AME Church on Campbellton Road began to fill up well before 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Fulton Fresh Mobile Market, a white box truck with “Follow me to freshness” painted on the side, was already parked outside as people filed into a large room in the church basement. About 100 people, mostly older adults, came for the presentation and a bag of fresh food. Only half a dozen raised their hands when asked if it was their first visit to Fulton Fresh Mobile Market.
Poison ivy in a forested area. CAES News
Detect and protect: Expert tips to identify and control poison ivy
Poison ivy is a common poisonous plant in Georgia and is infamous for causing allergic reactions for as many as 50 million Americans annually. To manage it effectively and safely, it's important to understand its traits and use the right control methods to deal with this troublesome plant. Mark Czarnota, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, provides helpful tips to distinguish poison ivy from common look-alikes and shares several ways to control the irritating plant.
40 Under 40 CAES News
UGA announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2024
The University of Georgia has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2024, a group of young alumni that includes a deputy national intelligence officer, a senior entertainment writer for Variety, an AI innovator at Microsoft, and more. The 40 Under 40 program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. The latest cohort of young alumni leading the pack includes College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduates Chris Chammoun and Tiffany Woods.

Upcoming CAES Events

Nominations and applications for the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry Program Class of 2025-2026 will open on June 1! Applications will be accepted through July 31. Participants will be selected through a nomination, application, and interview process. Anyone can serve as a nominator and submit their contact information along with the nominee's contact information with a written statement of support through this form.Prospective candidates should be actively involved in Georgia’s agriculture, forestry, natural resources and/or supporting industries and have demonstrated leadership potential. While there is no minimum education requirement, participants should be able to demonstrate leadership experience, work experience, and a high level of maturity, being the age of 25 years or older. Nominees will be invited to apply, and no more than 40 finalists will be invited to interview for the class.Each class will have up to 25 individuals diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, geographic location, professional background, and level of experience.
Jun 01
06/01 8:00AM - 07/31 5:00PM AGL Class of 2025-26 Nominations Open https://site.caes.uga.edu/agl/program/
Ongoing
The 2024 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Research Days are scheduled for July 10-24, and farmers are invited to join us at their convenience during this two week period tolearn practical information about the newest technologies that they can use to improve their operations. UGA researchers, Extension Specialists, and ag chemical representatives conduct numerous trials at the Sunbelt farm for all major southern agronomic crops. 
Jul 10
07/10 8:00AM - 07/24 8:00PM Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Research Days Spence Field, Moultrie, GA
Ongoing
The Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center will host its annual Field Day on Wednesday, July 24th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. This field day is open to registrants only.
Jul 24
8:00AM - 3:00PM Georgia Mountain Field Day Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center, Blairsville
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