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Metro Atlanta Extension office growing capacity to reach diverse audiences
As the population of Gwinnett County approaches the 1 million mark, with a highly diverse demographic profile, the county's University of Georgia Cooperative Extension officey is preparing to serve its changing constituency effectively. Recently, the Gwinnett County Extension Program received a $250,000 budget increase from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to increase staffing and expand community educational outreach and engagement to underrepresented groups around the county.
Graduate student Moira Taber using a pipette to sample fluid in a laboratory biosafety cabinet. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
UGA continues R&D ascent with $571M in expenditures in FY23
For the second consecutive year, the University of Georgia exceeded half a billion dollars in research and development expenditures. Its $570.9 million total in fiscal year 2023 represented another record high in R&D activity and marks the fifth consecutive year of growth for the university. Expenditures have increased, in fact, in all but one year since 2013. During that 10-year period, the university has seen an overall 63% increase in total R&D expenditures.
Members of the Washington County Health Coalition gather for a meeting in September 2023 CAES News
Georgia counties mark five years of wellness collaboration with UGA Extension
Three Georgia counties are healthier and happier thanks to five years of collaboration with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to expand access to health and wellness programming through the Well Connected Communities initiative. The program awarded grants in 2018 to Washington, Colquitt, and Calhoun counties to establish programming for residents through collaboration with local schools, organizations, government entities, youth and adults over the five-year grant period.

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UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” Guest speaker: Dr. Boce Zhang, Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Florida Date: Wednesday, Feb 28 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/92519907093?pwd=OCtiWWV5SXZ4S04vWmIzSnVWcXdxdz09  Hosted by Dr. Xiangyu Deng, Associate Professor About Boce Zhang: Dr. Boce Zhang is an Assistant Professor of food microbiology, at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. Dr. Zhang received his B.S. in Chemistry from Tsinghua University in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maryland in 2012. Before joining UF, he was an ORISE fellow at the USDA and then an Assistant Professor of biomedical and nutritional sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Zhang's research interests focus on food safety and food microbiology. His research integrates multi-omics, machine learning, nanotechnology, and biointerface science to study the mechanisms of pathogen persistence. His lab also harnesses interdisciplinary platforms to develop new surveillance toolkits and intervention strategies to mitigate microbial food safety risks.    
Feb 28
1:30PM - 2:30PM Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” https://zoom.us/j/92337556448
Join us to learn more about the factors that affect the quality of your forage and enjoy a delicious meal! Exact location will be determined but it will be in the Madison County area. Cost is $10 and registration closes at 5pm on February 27, 2024.
Mar 01
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Learn: Factors That Affect Forage Quality
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