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Although there is no one-size-fits-all rule to rotational grazing management, to provide forage rest and recovery and improve grazing efficiency, the first step is to get cattle moving. CAES News
Although there is no one-size-fits-all rule to rotational grazing management, to provide forage rest and recovery and improve grazing efficiency, the first step is to get cattle moving.
UGA beef nutritionist and 'forage fanatic' offers tips for managed grazing from a distance
As the face of the American farmer changes, so do some of the methodologies, technologies and results. This is no different for the young ranchers trying to get started in the business or starting new roots away from the family farm. The reality is that many of us have jobs and homes away from the farm and run cattle on land that we don’t see every day, sometimes only once a week if we’re lucky. Considering this situation I understand why, after talking about the benefits of managed grazing, I often get the long looks that say, “That sounds good but it won’t work for me.”
Domestic cats become infected with bobcat fever after being bitten by an infected Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum). A female Lone Star tick is shown here on a fingertip for size. CAES News
Domestic cats become infected with bobcat fever after being bitten by an infected Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum). A female Lone Star tick is shown here on a fingertip for size.
Tick-borne bobcat fever poses serious threat to domestic cats
Experts at the University of Georgia are urging cat owners across the state to proactively protect their pets as cases of cytauxzoonosis, or bobcat fever, an often fatal tick-borne disease, are spiking in middle Georgia.
Former Georgia 4-H'er and 2021 American Idol runner-up Willie Spence performs with Clovers and Co. during his time with the youth performance group. CAES News
Former Georgia 4-H'er and 2021 American Idol runner-up Willie Spence performs with Clovers and Co. during his time with the youth performance group.
4-H alumnus Willie Spence brings the rhythm of Georgia to American Idol
Willie Spence, who once took the stage as a member of the Georgia 4-H Clovers and Company youth performance group, rose to command one of the most recognizable stages in the world as runner up for the 2021 American Idol season finale on May 23.
In the sculptured resin bee (left), females have a pointed abdomen, while the males have a blunt edge. Both males and females have a striated abdomen with raised bands. The thorax and abdomen of the carpenter bee (right) are connected, bald and smooth. CAES News
In the sculptured resin bee (left), females have a pointed abdomen, while the males have a blunt edge. Both males and females have a striated abdomen with raised bands. The thorax and abdomen of the carpenter bee (right) are connected, bald and smooth.
Giant invasive bees could threaten native pollinators
University of Georgia entomologists are seeking citizen help to document the presence of the sculptured resin bee — also known as the giant resin bee — an invasive bee that could threaten the native carpenter bee population.
4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl senior first place team members Alicia Carnes, Alyssa Haag, Robie Lucas and Kalani Washington represented Oconee County's Team A. CAES News
4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl senior first place team members Alicia Carnes, Alyssa Haag, Robie Lucas and Kalani Washington represented Oconee County's Team A.
Georgia 4-H celebrates winners of its double-elimination State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
On May 13, 40 youth participated in the virtual 2021 Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl supported by The Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and Milk Check-Off.
Assistant Professor Carmen Blubaugh focuses her teaching and research on addressing pest problems in crop production. Her work focuses on providing management tools that reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and on understanding and predicting some of the numerous ecological factors that control predator-prey dynamics. CAES News
Assistant Professor Carmen Blubaugh focuses her teaching and research on addressing pest problems in crop production. Her work focuses on providing management tools that reduce the environmental impact of agriculture and on understanding and predicting some of the numerous ecological factors that control predator-prey dynamics.
Entomologist Carmen Blubaugh selected as UGA Service-Learning Fellow
Agroecologist and entomologist Carmen Blubaugh has big plans for her service-learning course taught through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and her efforts have been recognized with her selection as a 2021-22 Service-Learning Fellow at the University of Georgia.
Youth earned the right to participate by shooting a minimum score at one of 12 area qualifying matches held throughout the state and hosted by UGA Extension staff and 4-H SAFE-certified coaches. CAES News
Youth earned the right to participate by shooting a minimum score at one of 12 area qualifying matches held throughout the state and hosted by UGA Extension staff and 4-H SAFE-certified coaches.
Georgia 4-H hosts state modified trap match with over 600 competitors
More than 600 youth participated in the 2021 Georgia 4-H State Modified Trap Shotgun Match on May 8 at the UGA Beef Research Unit in Eatonton, Georgia.
The virtual solar seminar will help Georgia landowners navigate the complex world of solar energy options. The pictured solar tracking demonstration project was established at UGA in 2015. CAES News
The virtual solar seminar will help Georgia landowners navigate the complex world of solar energy options. The pictured solar tracking demonstration project was established at UGA in 2015.
UGA Extension to offer virtual solar energy seminar to inform rural Georgia landowners
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is offering a new virtual seminar, “Solar Energy in Rural Georgia: Opportunities and Considerations for Landowners,” on Tuesday, June 8. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register online.
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging CAES News
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging
4-H'ers compete for individual and team recognition, Master 4-H’er status in spring livestock judging contests
Spring is the season when Georgia 4-H’ers participate in annual competitions that test the skills they have developed during the year.