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U-Save-It Pharmacist, Nicholas Bland (right) and his colleague, Ashlin Spenser, were on hand for the COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinic held at UGA Griffin. CAES News
UGA-Griffin vaccine clinic benefits community
A drive-thru clinic to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines held at the University of Georgia Griffin campus in late October was successful, with 91 members of the Griffin-Spalding community receiving vaccinations through the partnership between UGA-Griffin, UGA Cooperative Extension, the UGA College of Pharmacy and the local U-Save-It Pharmacy.
Two University of Georgia faculty members in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were honored with national teaching awards recognizing their outstanding teaching and student engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). CAES News
APLU, USDA NIFA honor ALEC faculty for exemplary teaching and student engagement
Two University of Georgia faculty members in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were honored with national teaching awards recognizing their outstanding teaching and student engagement from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Connie Robinson browses the produce at the DeKalb County Mobile Market. The market, operated by UGA Extension in DeKalb County and the DeKalb County Board of Health, brings fresh produce to communities with limited access to fruits and vegetables. CAES News
Avoid potential holiday shortages by shopping early, local
With supply chain issues ramping up the stress for consumers, we asked experts in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences how they thought fears about low supplies and consumer behavior might flavor the holidays.
Tomatoes, in varying stages of ripeness, growing on a tomato plant. CAES News
When is a vegetable really a fruit?
From an early age, we’re told by our parents to make sure we eat our vegetables. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that people eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, there’s long been confusion around what is a vegetable versus a fruit. So, when is a vegetable actually a fruit — or a root or a shoot?
Taking part in the groundbreaking were, from left, Ryan Nesbit, Kelly Kerner, Kathy Pharr, Rahul Shrivastav, Provost S. Jack Hu, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, President Jere W. Morehead, Gov. Brian Kemp, Marty Kemp, Nick Place, Kylie Bruce, Regent Everett Kennedy, Regent Philip Wilheit, Jennifer Frum, Arthur Tripp and Toby Carr. (Photo by Peter Frey/UGA) CAES News
UGA breaks ground on new Poultry Science Complex
The University of Georgia broke ground Monday on the site of a new, technologically advanced Poultry Science Complex in Athens. The project will dramatically increase capacity for instruction, research and collaboration supporting Georgia’s multibillion-dollar poultry industry, the largest sector of the state’s No. 1 agriculture and agribusiness industry.
(Illustration by Daniel Rouhani/ExonScientific) CAES News
Shoring up the species barrier
In the latter months of 2019, a novel coronavirus probably leaped from a yet-unknown animal in central China into a human. Some speculate that SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China. But evidence suggests that it’s far more likely that the virus was a natural “zoonotic” leap from animal to human. The resulting COVID-19 pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, including more than 23,000 Georgians, and mutated into dangerous new variants.
The Grand Finale Award winner for the 2021 Classic City Awards is the ‘Sumati Orange’ Marigold from AmeriSeed. Judges said "Not only in fall, but all through the early spring and summer sun, these marigolds have flower power. Plants grown from seed are healthy, quickly germinating, and ready for planting in two to three weeks. Stems are tall and perfect for cut-flower production." CAES News
UGA Trial Gardens names 2021 Classic City Award winners
The Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have announced the 2021 Classic City Award winners from the hundreds of varieties tested over the long, hot summer. The Trial Gardens are known as the “go-to research trial garden to test plants for the combination of heat and humidity,” said John Ruter, director of the Trial Gardens and 2021 UGA Inventor of the Year.
Pam Knox visits a UGA weather station on the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
CAES combines research and Extension efforts to develop climate solutions
As climate issues capture governmental and public attention — from the effects of methane emissions to weather extremes — it is incumbent on the world to take action. Experts in UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are focused on helping residents address climate challenges in ways that will benefit the environment and ensure both profitability and sustainability for industry.
With the help of UGA Extension's Elevate program, the Gutierrez marriage has thrived despite the unique challenges faced by most military relationships. CAES News
UGA Extension helps military couples thrive through relationship education
With the support of a five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Elevate project leverages the vast University of Georgia Cooperative Extension network and several community partners to deliver evidence-based healthy-couples and relationship-education programming to couples across Georgia.