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Georgia First Lady and UGA graduate Marty Kemp's support for Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA led to the establishment of a First Flock of laying hens at the Governor's Mansion in Atlanta. CAES News
Georgia First Lady and UGA graduate Marty Kemp's support for Georgia 4-H and Georgia FFA led to the establishment of a First Flock of laying hens at the Governor's Mansion in Atlanta.
Georgia's First Flock gets new home designed by 4-H, FFA students
Thanks to a prize-winning chicken coop design by 4-H and FFA students from Warren County, Georgia’s newly established First Flock now has a stately home on the 18-acre grounds of Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta.
A water rescue crew searches for survivors in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing catastrophic flooding. CAES News
A water rescue crew searches for survivors in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing catastrophic flooding.
At-risk homeowners may forgo flood insurance
Fifteen million homes in the United States are at risk of flooding, according to the nonprofit First Street. And homes on the coasts aren’t the only properties at risk.
Common seasonal pests like (clockwise from top right) fire ants, houseflies, brown marmorated stink bugs and mosquitos (shown in standing water as larvae) can be controlled with simple tips from UGA Cooperative Extension. CAES News
Common seasonal pests like (clockwise from top right) fire ants, houseflies, brown marmorated stink bugs and mosquitos (shown in standing water as larvae) can be controlled with simple tips from UGA Cooperative Extension.
Managing common summer pests around the yard and home
As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, I see a lot of insects. People leave jars of them on my desk, send me photos or call me out to their gardens to identify them and give control recommendations.
CAES Dean Nick Place (left) and Department of Poultry Science Head Todd Applegate (right) receive a pledge for student recruitment funding from USPOULTRY President John Starkey (center). CAES News
CAES Dean Nick Place (left) and Department of Poultry Science Head Todd Applegate (right) receive a pledge for student recruitment funding from USPOULTRY President John Starkey (center).
USPOULTRY supports UGA Department of Poultry Science
Ongoing support from the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation will help the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science grow its impact on students and on the poultry industry. 
The colorful exhibit highlights the seasons in which various Georgia crops are harvested and some of the ways farmers use technology, such as apps and drones to monitor their crops for diseases or pests and to conserve water. The exhibit includes an interactive kiosk where students can explore games and videos featuring interviews with urban farmers in and around the Atlanta area. CAES News
The colorful exhibit highlights the seasons in which various Georgia crops are harvested and some of the ways farmers use technology, such as apps and drones to monitor their crops for diseases or pests and to conserve water. The exhibit includes an interactive kiosk where students can explore games and videos featuring interviews with urban farmers in and around the Atlanta area.
New exhibit at Georgia Capitol Museum celebrates agriculture
Under the golden dome of the Georgia State Capitol, a new exhibit in the Georgia Capitol Museum shines a spotlight on agriculture in Georgia. The exhibit is designed to educate visitors on the importance of the state’s No. 1 industry.
Unlike Georgia 4-H Project SAFE Shooting Sports disciplines 22 Rimfire, Air Rifle and Shotgun, air pistol is offered to Cloverleaf 4-H’ers beginning in fourth grade. CAES News
Unlike Georgia 4-H Project SAFE Shooting Sports disciplines 22 Rimfire, Air Rifle and Shotgun, air pistol is offered to Cloverleaf 4-H’ers beginning in fourth grade.
Competitors with roots in Georgia 4-H will represent the U.S. at Junior World Championships
Shooting sports in Georgia 4-H are popular, with shotgun, air rifle and archery attracting many participants, but a less well-known shooting sport in Georgia 4-H has produced two athletes who will represent the U.S. at the International Shooting Sports Junior World Championships later this year.
Alfredo Espinoza-Martinez received the 2021 Excellence in Extension award from the American Phytopathological Society for his work in Extension focusing on disease management in turfgrass, as well as working with small grains and non-legume forages. CAES News
Alfredo Espinoza-Martinez received the 2021 Excellence in Extension award from the American Phytopathological Society for his work in Extension focusing on disease management in turfgrass, as well as working with small grains and non-legume forages.
UGA professor earns award from American Phytopathological Society
It is said that if you find a job you love, you will never work a day in your life. For Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza, this has come true through his work as a plant pathologist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. His passion and hard work have been recognized with the American Phytopathological Society’s (APS) 2021 Excellence in Extension award.
A rough sketch of the proposed design of the new Poultry Science Building to be built on UGA's South Campus where there is currently a parking lot between Boyd and Conner Halls. CAES News
A rough sketch of the proposed design of the new Poultry Science Building to be built on UGA's South Campus where there is currently a parking lot between Boyd and Conner Halls.
R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Foundation pledges $1M to UGA Poultry Science
The R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Foundation has pledged $1 million toward the construction of a new Poultry Science Building on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus, expanding the legacy of the Harrison family in Georgia’s poultry industry.
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World Chocolate Day: Q&A with alumni-owned Condor Chocolates
Located in the historic Five Points neighborhood of Athens, Georgia, Condor Chocolates produces bean-to-bar chocolates, confections, gelato and beverages. Brothers and co-owners Peter Dale, who graduated from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1999 and Nicholas Dale, who graduated from UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 2004, opened the city’s first specialty chocolate shop in 2014 as a homage to the world-class cacao of Ecuador. Visitors can witness chocolate production while indulging in handcrafted desserts. In honor of World Chocolate Day (July 7), the UGA Alumni Association sat down with Peter Dale to learn more about this alumni-owned chocolate shop.