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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
Burton Sea Turtle
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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Cold Facts
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
Stroke Therapy
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.
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Guthrie GFB Award
In one of Larry Guthrie’s earliest memories, he’s running across a field, proud to show off the bit of milk he’d collected in a dirty, old pail. Despite receiving a scolding from his mother for not using a clean bucket, Guthrie was hooked. As his father’s dairy operation grew, so did his passion for the industry.
State 4-H Events Coordinator and former Oconee County AmeriCorps member Ke'Marcis Howard teaches young students in a local school classroom. CAES News
Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps
The Georgia 4-H program is one of 25 Georgia organizations to receive AmeriCorps funding to support programming across the state. Organizations in Georgia received $7,260,916 in AmeriCorps funding from the federal agency for 2022-23.
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Controlled Environment Agriculture
Traditional agriculture is highly weather dependent, and many producers of high-value crops are shifting over from field production to controlled environment agriculture. That is where the University of Georgia’s Marc van Iersel comes in.
Ashley Maddox, left, is a Healthy Families Georgia home visitor in Columbus, an affiliate of Healthy Families America. Along with a Parents as Teachers program, the two evidence-based services are offered through UGA Extension in Muscogee County. CAES News
Home Visiting
At first, she was surprised by the parent's anger toward their children. “How am I going to be helpful here?” home visitor Ashley Maddox wondered. Unsure how to handle this situation, she talked with her program manager who helped her “adjust my lens to see things from a different perspective,” she says, and she kept trying. 
Founded in 1989, the CAES Ambassador program is UGA’s oldest student ambassador group and focuses on student recruitment, student engagement and community outreach. Pictured are the 2022-23 CAES Ambassadors with Cummins, back right, and CAES Dean Nick Place, front right, in front of Conner Hall on the Athens campus. (Photo by Blane Marable) CAES News
CAES Ambassadors
Founded in 1989, the CAES Ambassador program is UGA’s oldest student ambassador group and focuses on student recruitment, student engagement and community outreach. Students with a major in CAES and at least two semesters of study in the college are eligible to apply and participate in the interview process, all with the goal of being selected to wear the program’s signature red blazer.
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Protecting Pollinators conference
The Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes national conference will come to Athens, Georgia, from Oct. 10 through 12. The annual conference brings together various research professionals, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and continued education sessions. It is the first time in the history of the conference that it will be held in the Southeast.
Lexi Collier (right), a seventh-grade 4-H’er from Walton County, learns to fly a drone while fellow 4-H'er Drake Banner waits his turn during Georgia 4-H’s Mission Make-It event at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. CAES News
4-H Mission Make-It
The Georgia 4-H STEM initiative hosted 152 middle school 4-H’ers for Mission Make-It, an immersive learning experience at Rock Eagle 4-H Center focused on agricultural engineering. The annual event, which took place on Aug. 20, offered hands-on engineering experience with the theme “Rooted in Agriculture.”