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The National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) saw an increase of 620% in website access and 270% in requests for home food preservation validated recipes from March 2020 to 2022. CAES News
Can you save money by preserving food at home?
Interest in preserving food can be driven by several factors, ranging from the pursuit of a hobby or recreational activity to continuing a family tradition to saving money. But does preserving food at home really save money? There are several variables involved, including the availability of raw materials such as produce and ingredients, equipment, resources and time.
A University of Georgia agribusiness major and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 2023 Georgia Legislative Intern, Reilly Grady plans to pursue a career in agricultural policy after graduation. (Photo by Anthony Barkdoll) CAES News
2023 Georgia Legislative Intern reflects on session at the Capitol
A University of Georgia agribusiness major and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 2023 Georgia Legislative Intern, Reilly Grady plans to pursue a career in agricultural policy after graduation. Each year a CAES student spends 12 weeks at the Georgia Capitol, working full-time to help legislators craft policies that will impact the state’s largest industry, agriculture.
2023 AlumniAwards CAES News
Outstanding alumni recognized at 67th CAES Alumni Association Awards banquet
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
Celebrating the newest class of CAES graduates
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. 
The University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) is a world-class powerhouse of multidisciplinary malaria research. One of the world’s deadliest diseases, malaria affects millions each year with extreme illness. The work of CTEGD seeks to identify building blocks, like the parasite Plasmodium, and how new treatments can better combat the disease. CAES News
All the pieces matter: UGA researchers collaborate to solve malaria puzzle
Each year, millions of people are infected by Plasmodium and exposed to an even more debilitating — and often deadly — disease: malaria. Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases known to man. More than half the world’s population is at risk of contracting the disease, and those who develop relapsing infections suffer a host of associated costs.
Kimata Thomas, Nicholas Myers, Jamye Thigpen, Rosalba Mazzotta, and Eric Okanume (from left to right) make up the advisory board for the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Since its launch in 2006, some 1,300 STEM students of color at the University of Georgia have benefited from the program. (Photo by Chamberlain Smith/UGA) CAES News
Engineering a community
When Rosalba Mazzotta was in the midst of her internship at a firm in the energy industry, the fourth-year biochemical engineering major took the opportunity to brush up on some of her research. She counted the number of employees of color. She also counted the number of white employees named John. They were the same. Four.
Esther van der Knaap among tomato plants in her greenhouse at the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies. CAES News
Renowned plant geneticist uncovers what influences tomato shape
The shape of a tomato is more important than many of us realize. While some breeding programs focus on disease resistance, higher yield or drought tolerance, University of Georgia plant geneticist Esther van der Knaap and her research team are one step closer to elucidating the protein interactions that regulate the fruit shape of tomatoes.
Jordan Knapp-Wilson CAES News
Plant breeding student uses 3D scanning to inform peaches of the future
Near the University of Georgia Griffin campus, Jordan Knapp-Wilson walks into a peach orchard equipped with a myriad of laser-equipped scanners, targets and tripods. He’ll spend the next few hours using data collection tools with the potential to change the peach industry.
The big player in the weather the rest of this growing season and next winter is the rapidly developing El Niño. The statistics and longest-range climate models suggest that by November we could see typical rainy El Niño conditions occurring over southern Georgia and Alabama down into Florida as well as up the East Coast. CAES News
Climate outlook for this year's growing season and winter 2023-24
While we had an early start to the growing season, it was followed by colder conditions in March that slowed things down quite a bit. Since that time, we have seen periods of very warm weather alternating with much cooler conditions. As soil temperatures rise and fall, it has been tough for farmers to know when to plant. The big player in the weather the rest of this growing season and next winter is the rapidly developing El Niño.