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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 receives AmeriCorps funding to support youth programs
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.
Controlled environment agriculture CAES News
Taking control of the future of 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
Across Georgia, home visitors support a good start
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
Newest class of CAES Ambassadors hits the ground running
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.
native bee on black eyed Susan (1) CAES News
National pollinator conservation conference hosted at UGA this fall
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’ers gain hands-on agricultural engineering experience at Mission Make-It event
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.”
Tiger Mountain Winery CAES News
UGA Extension helps burgeoning Georgia crop industries bear fruit
When Cassandra and Gary Wiseman bought 185 acres of land in rural Jackson County, Georgia, they envisioned preserving the land through sustainable forestry stewardship. Over the next decade, they recognized the abundance of naturally growing muscadine vines throughout the property. This bounty ultimately sparked the dream of operating a vineyard and winery on the property.
UGA Hall Co Early College Partnership1 (1) CAES News
UGA, Hall County Schools partner on dual enrollment program
A new partnership between the University of Georgia and Hall County Schools opens courses in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) to qualified high school students from the North Georgia district.
Peruvian Walking Stick CAES News
Insect-ival raises awareness of environmental impact on six legs
It doesn’t matter if you love them or fear them, insects are all around us. At Insect-ival, attendees can satiate their curiosity or overcome their fears as they learn about the environmental impact of insects in Georgia — and beyond. The 32nd annual event will be held Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach. The event is $5 per person or $20 per family.