Society’s Role in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Agriculture exists to serve the citizens in an economic and educational capacity while providing the sustainable food and fiber resources for their well-being. Research from CAES delves into the role the general public plays in impacting agriculture and how the public uses this research by examining the following areas:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Learning
  • Economics
  • Agricultural/Rural Technology
  • Public Perception
  • Communicating AES
  • Personal Health
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Community Leadership Development
  • Institutional Evaluation
  • Agricultural/Rural Social Structure

Society's Role in AES Research News

The Joro Watch team is pursuing a number of approaches to Joro spider research, looking into their impact on native species — like pollinators and native spiders — habitat, lifecycle and management. To help facilitate more conclusive research, UGA experts ask that the public help gather critical data by monitoring spider populations in the environment. (Photo by Carly Mirabile) CAES News
Joro Watch engages citizen-scientists to study future of Joro spiders
They have been described as palm-sized, parachuting creatures with the potential to spread up the East Coast. Now dozens of webs are appearing in trees, on fences and in gardens around the Southeast, and social media and message boards are buzzing with Joro spider sightings. Discussions of eradication methods ranging from chemical sprays to “Joro sticks” are rampant. Joro season is here.
Design Sprint challenges students to use creative thinking to solve problems CAES News
CAES student on top team at Innovation District Design Sprint
A three-person team of University of Georgia undergraduates from both the Terry College of Business and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences claimed the top prize in an annual competition that challenged students to design the ideal campus workspace.
samuele CAES News
CAES student selected for FFAR Fellows program
Samuele Lamon, a doctoral student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, has been selected for the 2022-25 cohort of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows program.