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 staff at the University of Georgia's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center will host their annual corn boil and farm tour on June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the farm will be followed by a community corn boil. CAES News
UGA research farms open gates to the public this summer
Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming.
Clockwise from left, four UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students — Therese “Tess” Thompson, Lydia Griffin, James “Thomas” Maddox and Kirsten Flinn — were selected as Ratcliffe Scholars in 2021-22, and each has participated in life-changing immersive learning experiences. CAES News
Ratcliffe Scholars experience 'intense' growth through experiential learning
In a world filled with screens and devices, the world is virtually at our fingertips each second of every day. It is easy to look at pictures and videos of places you would like to visit, watch live streaming of events happening around the globe, connect with other cultures or perspectives in a chat box, or even learn a new skill by simply donning a pair of virtual reality goggles. But one method of learning remains unmatched in educational quality — hands-on, experiential learning.
Members of the Elite Radon Team install a radon mitigation system at a house in Athens. CAES News
UGA radon education promotes awareness, home testing
The leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers is radon, a naturally occurring, odorless gas that is common to much of Georgia. Radon claims 21,000 lives annually, including around 800 in Georgia.