Events at CAES

UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” Guest speaker: Dr. Boce Zhang, Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Florida Date: Wednesday, Feb 28 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Zoom:  Hosted by Dr. Xiangyu Deng, Associate Professor About Boce Zhang: Dr. Boce Zhang is an Assistant Professor of food microbiology, at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. Dr. Zhang received his B.S. in Chemistry from Tsinghua University in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maryland in 2012. Before joining UF, he was an ORISE fellow at the USDA and then an Assistant Professor of biomedical and nutritional sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Zhang's research interests focus on food safety and food microbiology. His research integrates multi-omics, machine learning, nanotechnology, and biointerface science to study the mechanisms of pathogen persistence. His lab also harnesses interdisciplinary platforms to develop new surveillance toolkits and intervention strategies to mitigate microbial food safety risks.    
Feb 28
1:30PM - 2:30PM Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety”
Join us to learn more about the factors that affect the quality of your forage and enjoy a delicious meal! Exact location will be determined but it will be in the Madison County area. Cost is $10 and registration closes at 5pm on February 27, 2024.
Mar 01
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Learn: Factors That Affect Forage Quality
The 2024 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the Classic Center in Athens, GA. Join us for the Reception and Awards Ceremony from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Tickets to attend can be purchased for $20.00. Tickets are required for access. The reception is a great opportunity to sample the products and meet the Flavor of Georgia Finalists. At the 2024 reception, there will be three finalists from each of the twelve product categories. Be sure to join us for this fun and exciting gastronomic experience! Products may not be purchased or sold during Flavor of Georgia. Immediately following the reception will be the 2024 Flavor of Georgia Awards Ceremony. All attendees are invited to watch as winners are selected from each of the twelve categories, leading up to the awarding of the 2024 Flavor of Georgia Grand Prize. Tickets are required for entry to the award ceremony as well.  Flavor of Georgia tickets do not include parking fees at the Classic Center.
Apr 04
4:00PM - 6:00PM 2024 Flavor of Georgia Georgia Center For Continuing Education, ATHENS, GA
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Rhuanito Ferrarezi, associate professor of horticulture, Jonathan Cardenas, graduate research assistant and Young Scholar Saahas Swaroop use multiple cameras capable of measuring depth, thermal, spectral and color information to predict lettuce growth under greenhouse condition on UGA’s Athens campus in June 2023. CAES News
CAES Office of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence broadens mission
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