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CAES Medallion of Honor
Former Jasper County Extension agent Jean Fowler may have retired in 2011, but she and her husband Rob continue to promote the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Gabon's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock Fisheries and Rural Development, Julien Nkoghe-Bekale and UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dean J. Scott Angle sign an agreement promising future cooperation on agricultural development projects on Nov. 20. CAES News
Gabon partnership
The government of Gabon has tapped Georgia’s agricultural experts to help the central African nation develop a more self-sufficient agricultural system.
Roosters in a laboratory on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Cleaner chickens
Oil and water may not mix, but a University of Georgia study has found feeding chickens a blend of plant-based oils in their drinking water can help prevent salmonella contamination before the meat reaches the dinner table, or even the grocery store.
Beef cattle graze in a pasture at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Safer food
While the California dairy cow that tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, made national headlines this week, University of Georgia livestock and food safety experts say the real story is how well the nation’s food safety system worked.
A young visitor to the UGA Pavilion at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 19 learns about giant cockroaches. CAES News
Expo weathers on
Despite an uncomfortable mix of wet, cold and windy weather, North America’s premier farm show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, marched on this week in Moultrie, Ga. More than 70,000 visitors perused the wears of 1,200 vendors, a North Carolina farmer was tapped as the Southeast’s top and land-grant universities brought their messages to the masses.
Steve Stice and Franklin West with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences stand with their pigs in Athens in April of 2010. CAES News
Disease-resistant chickens
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to develop a new technology to breed chickens resistant to Newcastle Virus.
The 2011 UGA Meat Judging Team won big at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest. Students who participated were Zach Cowart, Justin Brown, Kayla Mangrum, Tyson Strickland and Jessica Long. They were coached by Melissa Miller. CAES News
Meat judging team
The University of Georgia Meat Judging Team is high on the hog after a deciding win at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest this spring. From grading beef to ranking cuts of pork, the students proved their skills by coming in 84 points above second place finishers North Dakota State University.
Sheep solution
The University of Georgia Grounds Department, in collaboration with several UGA colleges and departments interested in the potential of a novel invasive plant management strategy, has enlisted the help of a shepherd and her small sheep herd to improve access to a major waterway that runs through the UGA campus in Athens.
Birds look for food on a snowy winter day. CAES News
Cold winter
Cold temperatures and heavy snow crippled north Georgia in January. Despite heavier-than-normal snowfall, precipitation amounts were below normal, increasing drought conditions across the state.
Dr. M.K. "Curly" Cook - retired CAES animal scientist CAES News
Georgia 4-H honors Cook
M.K. “Curly” Cook, who served 31 years at the University of Georgia, was awarded the prestigious Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia 4-H Gala in Atlanta in August.