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The members of the Meat Dawgs stand with their awards after the American Royal competition. CAES News
Meat Dawgs keep up high performance, aim to win title Oct. 30
The Meat Dawgs, the University of Georgia’s meat judging team, continued their high-performance streak with a second place win at the American Royal meat judging competition on Oct. 16 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Popular around Halloween, candy corn was initially marketed as "Chicken Feed" by its original producer. Now the sweet is likely to spark an annual love-it-or-hate-it confectionary controversy among candy consumers. CAES News
It's corn! The history of an adored (and reviled) Halloween candy
Candy corn is either the first or the last piece of candy you reach for around the Halloween season. Regardless of your opinion, candy corn is a mysterious confection. Its flavor, texture and history are unique, making this variegated sweet more than meets the eye.
Iteago Felton with the animals at his family's farm, 3T Farms in Lincolnton, Georgia. CAES News
Farm of the brave
For many veterans, returning to civilian life is a stark shift from their fast-paced and service-based military life. When you combine this with the more than 4.7 million veterans who have service-based disabilities, the challenges of re-entry compound. The University of Georgia is working to assist Georgia’s veterans with this transition through its dynamic farming program, Farm Again.
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CAES partners with Dalan Animal Health to advance world's first honey bee vaccine
Vaccines are a proven benefit in the world of animal science. Producers have vaccinated livestock and pet owners have vaccinated dogs and cats for decades. Soon beekeepers may be able to protect their colonies through vaccination. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Dalan Animal Health have teamed up to advance the world’s first honey bee vaccine.
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'I still bleed red and black': CAES and UF/IFAS academics cross over
While the University of Georgia and the University of Florida are longtime rivals on the football field, both land-grant universities share a commitment to growing future leaders in agriculture and natural resources. In fact, there is a lot of “cross-pollination” between UGA and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The fourth cohort has been selected for Aspire Alliance’s IAspire leadership development program. Pictured is the third cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, which is gathered for a session in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo) CAES News
UGA and APLU support diverse STEM leadership at colleges, universities
The NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance, which engages a growing network of partners to support systemic change in the STEM higher education system, has announced the fourth cohort of 18 fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The academy is designed to support STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds to ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.
Undergraduate researcher and animal biology major Morgan Cunningham examines MRI images of a pig brain. (Photo by Dennis McDaniel) CAES News
Growing the future of medicine
While current medicine can slow down the progression of many diseases, the relatively new field of regenerative biology uses stem cells and advanced therapies to treat or reverse the course of disease and injuries. The Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia has become a leader in this field.
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CAES produces Ph.D. plant breeders ready for top green industry jobs
Recent data shows that the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences produced the third-most plant-breeding Ph.D. graduates between 2015 and 2020. With over 80% of alumni employed at public or private institutions, the plant breeding, genetics and genomics Ph.D. program also ranked highly for its graduate employment rate.
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CAES-led research team receives $15.8M to modify poplar for bioproducts
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Georgia and two partner institutions have been awarded a $15.8 million grant over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to reengineer poplar trees to be used as a sustainable energy source. The researchers will use biotechnology approaches to breed the trees as a multipurpose crop that can be used for bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct alternatives to petroleum-based materials.