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Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founder of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), right, maize field with WACCI co-founder Kwame Offei, center, and maize breeder Martin Adjei. CAES News
Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founder of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), right, maize field with WACCI co-founder Kwame Offei, center, and maize breeder Martin Adjei.
WACCI
Cassava, taro, cowpea: these are the crops that are going fuel the next phase of the green revolution. Today, African researchers are working to develop improved varieties of traditional African crops to meet local food security challenges.
During Tim Coolong’s years as a state ­vegetable specialist, his research focused on variety trials and developing irrigation and fertilization recommendations for farmers (photo by Dorothy Kozlowski). CAES News
During Tim Coolong’s years as a state ­vegetable specialist, his research focused on variety trials and developing irrigation and fertilization recommendations for farmers (photo by Dorothy Kozlowski).
Betting on Veggies
With the current focus on local food and farm-to-table eating, it’s hard to remember that 20 years ago very few people cared where their tomatoes came from. 
Ron Holt, a 1997 graduate of CAES, was presented the Michael J. Bryan Award, given to a returning Bulldog 100 honoree who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and whose business has sustained growth. CAES News
Ron Holt, a 1997 graduate of CAES, was presented the Michael J. Bryan Award, given to a returning Bulldog 100 honoree who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and whose business has sustained growth.
Bulldog 100
Thirteen University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) graduates were recognized as part of this year’s Bulldog 100 list of the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.
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MANRRS Cares
For members of the U.S. Armed Forces deployed overseas, it can be hard to be away from loved during the holidays. With Valentine’s Day coming up, the UGA Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Club (MANRRS) is collecting little extras for deployed troops to let them know that people back home are thinking of them.
Grow It Know It Grant Coordinator Andie Bisceglia and VISTA member Joshua Truitt teach a soil lesson to students at the Center for Innovative Teaching in Winder, Georgia. CAES News
Grow It Know It Grant Coordinator Andie Bisceglia and VISTA member Joshua Truitt teach a soil lesson to students at the Center for Innovative Teaching in Winder, Georgia.
Grow it Know it
An award-winning interactive Clarke County school program that teaches students about science and nutrition is now underway in Barrow County, thanks to the University of Georgia.
With the help of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ratcliffe Scholarship Program, Jacqueline Kessler, a fourth-year environmental economics and management major, took an internship with the Environmental Law Institute remotely while participating in an exchange program in Pamplona, Spain. CAES News
With the help of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ratcliffe Scholarship Program, Jacqueline Kessler, a fourth-year environmental economics and management major, took an internship with the Environmental Law Institute remotely while participating in an exchange program in Pamplona, Spain.
Experiential Learning Support
Whether it’s seeing a historical garden firsthand, taking an internship out of state or making your first trip to a professional conference, experiences outside the classroom help students make the most of their time at college.
For more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) has provided free tax help to Georgians with moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers. The program has expanded through UGA Cooperative Extension and now offers assistants to taxpayers in more rural areas of Georgia via the internet. CAES News
For more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) has provided free tax help to Georgians with moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers. The program has expanded through UGA Cooperative Extension and now offers assistants to taxpayers in more rural areas of Georgia via the internet.
VITA Program
For more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics has offered free tax help to Georgians with low-to-moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers.
UGA's Adam Rabinowitz, peanut economist on the UGA Tifton campus, speaks during the 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast meeting in Bainbridge, Georgia. CAES News
UGA's Adam Rabinowitz, peanut economist on the UGA Tifton campus, speaks during the 2018 Georgia Ag Forecast meeting in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Ag Forecast
South Georgia farmers, community leaders and business owners recovering from Hurricane Michael can learn about additional recovery assistance available at a free resource fair immediately following the upcoming 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast meetings in Bainbridge, Georgia, on Jan. 31 and in Tifton, Georgia, on Feb. 1.
Becky Griffin recently completed her master's degree from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, a goal she has had for the past 30 years. Her daughters Allison (left) and Mady (right) are also UGA graduates. They are shown with Griffin (center) by The Arch on the UGA campus. Tradition dictates that students should not walk through The Arch until they have graduated. CAES News
Becky Griffin recently completed her master's degree from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, a goal she has had for the past 30 years. Her daughters Allison (left) and Mady (right) are also UGA graduates. They are shown with Griffin (center) by The Arch on the UGA campus. Tradition dictates that students should not walk through The Arch until they have graduated.
Goal Accomplished
At 54, Becky Griffin was the oldest University of Georgia student on the Griffin campus to be awarded a degree this fall, but that fact only fueled her drive to succeed. After putting her graduate studies on hold for 30 years, Griffin juggled a full-time job and put thousands of miles on her car to complete her master’s degree.
UGA organic horticulture expert Julia Gaskin is shown teaching participants about soil composition at the 2011 Georgia Organics Conference. Gaskin will help lead a presentation during the 2019 Georgia Organics Conference in Tifton, Georgia on Feb. 8-9. CAES News
UGA organic horticulture expert Julia Gaskin is shown teaching participants about soil composition at the 2011 Georgia Organics Conference. Gaskin will help lead a presentation during the 2019 Georgia Organics Conference in Tifton, Georgia on Feb. 8-9.
Georgia Organics Conference
With demand rising for organic produce and the industry growing to meet the need, the Georgia Organics Conference is a pivotal event for educating organic growers in Georgia and throughout the South.