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Manpreet Singh has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences after serving as interim department head since September. CAES News
Manpreet Singh has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences after serving as interim department head since September.
FST Head
Manpreet Singh has been named head of the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences after serving as Interim Department Head since September.
Lauren Pike, a rising senior studying agricultural communication, is the winner of the Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award. CAES News
Lauren Pike, a rising senior studying agricultural communication, is the winner of the Broder-Ackermann Global Citizen Award.
Global Citizen
Growing up in a traditional Swiss household in Georgia, the Broder family knew the value of community. The family immigrated from Switzerland and started a dairy farm south of Atlanta. It was a challenging adjustment, as the children balanced their family's culture with the culture of their new country. As immigrants, the Broders gained a personal appreciation for culture and an identity as citizens of the world.
A DSSAT training workshop that draws international participation is held on the University of Georgia Griffin campus each year. This year, 35 researchers attended the workshop, held from May 17 to 21, to learn the latest version of the precision agriculture software. CAES News
A DSSAT training workshop that draws international participation is held on the University of Georgia Griffin campus each year. This year, 35 researchers attended the workshop, held from May 17 to 21, to learn the latest version of the precision agriculture software.
Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer
Anyone familiar with agriculture knows that a successful harvest largely relies on environmental factors. An especially hot summer with no rain in sight or poor soil quality can cause as many problems as a late cold snap right in the middle of planting season. Often farmers must rely on trial and error to get the best results. But for agricultural scientists, the guessing game can be reduced thanks to a computer software program called Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT).
Beekeepers participated in the annual UGA-Young Harris Beekeeping Institute on the campus of Young Harris College in 2018. The event features a wide array of lectures from world-renowned bee scientists, honey-judging events and beekeeper-training workshops. CAES News
Beekeepers participated in the annual UGA-Young Harris Beekeeping Institute on the campus of Young Harris College in 2018. The event features a wide array of lectures from world-renowned bee scientists, honey-judging events and beekeeper-training workshops.
Beekeeping Program
After two decades of participants from 22 states and two countries, the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program has just welcomed its 1,000th participant.
Leigh Anne Aaron (right), a UGA Cooperative Extension agent serving Morgan and Oconee counties, assists Oconee County resident Hallie Adams with tax preparation as part of the UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. CAES News
Leigh Anne Aaron (right), a UGA Cooperative Extension agent serving Morgan and Oconee counties, assists Oconee County resident Hallie Adams with tax preparation as part of the UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Helping Georgians
Rayce Foster could sense the anxiety in the couple through the computer screen.
UGA Weather Network Director Pam Knox checks one of the data-logger boxes maintained by the network. All of the observational instruments connect to the data-logger, which collects and transmits weather data at 15-minute intervals, which is then disseminated through the UGA Weather Network website. CAES News
UGA Weather Network Director Pam Knox checks one of the data-logger boxes maintained by the network. All of the observational instruments connect to the data-logger, which collects and transmits weather data at 15-minute intervals, which is then disseminated through the UGA Weather Network website.
UGA Weather Network
On June 1, 1991, the first agricultural weather station operated by the University of Georgia began transmitting data from Griffin, Georgia. Since then, the UGA Weather Network has grown to include 87 stations scattered across the state, providing weather data to a variety of users. On June 1 this year, this 30-year record of continuous weather data makes the UGA Weather Network one of the oldest state weather networks in the country.
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.
From 4-H to Hollywood
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.
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.
Teaching for Outcomes
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.
Izzy Burr, a UGA hospitality and food industry management student, works as an intern at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. CAES News
Izzy Burr, a UGA hospitality and food industry management student, works as an intern at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel.
Staffing Crisis
After nearly 16 months, COVID-19 -related restrictions are lifting across the nation, breathing life back into the hospitality industry as people return to dining out in restaurants and traveling for both business and pleasure.
On May 10, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2022 state budget that designated $26.1 million for capital projects at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
On May 10, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2022 state budget that designated $26.1 million for capital projects at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Capital Gains
Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2022 budget for the state of Georgia on Monday, May 10, securing $21.7 million for the construction of phase one of a new Poultry Science Complex on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus.