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Dairy science alumnus delivers agricultural education through his family business. CAES News
Jimmy Carter Jr.
A third-generation farmer, Jimmy Carter Jr. owns and operates Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, Georgia, with his son Jake, just as his father did with him a generation ago. But the operation looks a lot different than it did when Carter joined his father in business. The Carters have kept the family farm in operation for 85 years by consistently adapting and responding to changes in agriculture.
From bee populations to cattle microbiomes, UGA’s industry partnerships develop solutions for sustainability challenges in agriculture CAES News
Enterprising Ideas
Researchers in the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are working to engineer a better tomorrow. Faculty and staff with the CAES Office of Research are committed to discovering, innovating and delivering the science required to feed and fuel the world. Some of the most respected researchers in the world are working in our labs and teaching in our classrooms to facilitate the cutting-edge research activities that lead to better food, fuel, fiber and health for everyone.
Keith Kelly walks with his grandchildren on the Rock House Creamery family farm. (Submitted photo: Rock House Creamery) CAES News
Rockhouse Creamery
A swirl of red and white atop a coconut crust, the iconic strawberry ice cream pie at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel has been a highlight of the menu since the 1960s. Adding to the legacy, an alumni business, Rock House Creamery, is now the supplier of the famous strawberry ripple ice cream central to the pie.
Three graduates of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) are among the University of Georgia Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. CAES News
2023 40 Under 40
Three graduates of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are among the University of Georgia Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. Among the young alumni addressing the world’s most critical issues, leading businesses and serving their communities are three honorees from CAES: a community advocate, a veterinarian and an obstetrician providing women’s health care in rural Georgia.
This year’s 40 Under 40 class includes a judge advocate general, entrepreneurs and health care leaders. CAES News
40 Under 40
The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2023, a group that includes a Country Music Award-winning musician, a New York Times bestselling author, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and more.
Dr. Jake Goodman BSA '15, MBA '20 uses his substantial social media following to de-stigmatize mental health. CAES News
Jake Goodman
The photo was simple: a man in blue scrubs against a beige wall with a blue pill in his mouth. The caption was anything but. “My name is Dr. Jake. I’m a physician who treats mental illness, and I take medication for my mental health. And by the way, I’m proud of it.”
“Money” magazine highlights UGA within Best Colleges in America 2023 list. CAES News
Top Ranking
The University of Georgia was recently recognized as one of the best colleges in the country through a top ranking from “Money” magazine in its annual Best Colleges in America list. Last year, the university’s four-year completion rate increased to a record 75.1% while the six-year completion rate grew to 88.1%. With a retention rate of 94.3%, UGA’s success exceeds the average completion and retention rates of peer institutions.
A tractor equipped with a precision agriculture system at the Iron Horse Farm. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) CAES News
NSF Development Award
The University of Georgia has been awarded $1 million from the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines program for the Next Generation Agriculture project, a broad collaboration intended to help Georgia farmers move toward “Ag 4.0” — the fourth agricultural revolution — in their practices.
2023 AlumniAwards CAES News
2023 Alumni Awards
Six alumni from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were recognized at the 67th annual CAES Alumni Association Awards banquet on April 29. Two Georgia agricultural leaders were honored with induction into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame at the event, hosted at the UGA Tate Center Grand Hall.
Detail of students raising their hands and taking photos during the fireworks celebration at then 2022 Spring Undergraduate Commencement in Sanford Stadium. CAES News
CAES Convocation
Another school year has come and gone, and with this passing, a new group of Bulldogs are about to gain their titles as University of Georgia alumni. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will hold its convocation ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at The Classic Center Theatre in downtown Athens.