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Winners for the 2020 Upcycle Challenge are Owen Aymett, grades 2-5, who made a calf roping dummy;  Nandini Patel, grades 6-8, who created throw pillows; and Liam Jay, grades 10-12, who created a video game cabinet. CAES News
Winners for the 2020 Upcycle Challenge are Owen Aymett, grades 2-5, who made a calf roping dummy;  Nandini Patel, grades 6-8, who created throw pillows; and Liam Jay, grades 10-12, who created a video game cabinet.
Upcycle Challenge
Georgia 4-H students rose to the occasion during the 4-H Upcycle Challenge, which encouraged youth to reuse — or upcycle — materials that normally would have been discarded or recycled to create functional items.
University of Georgia and University of North Georgia students, faculty and staff representatives met at UNG to celebrate the new transfer agreement between the two institutions. Pictured left to right are: Kayley Edwards and Austin Hill, agriculture/poultry science students at the UNG Gainesville Campus; Linda Purvis, assistant professor of biology, UNG Gainesville; John Leyba, Dean of College of Science and Mathematics at UNG; Jeanelle Morgan, associate department head of biology at UNG Gainesville; Joe West, interim dean of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Todd Applegate, head of the UGA Department of Poultry Science; and Jessica Fife, outreach coordinator for UGA poultry science. CAES News
University of Georgia and University of North Georgia students, faculty and staff representatives met at UNG to celebrate the new transfer agreement between the two institutions. Pictured left to right are: Kayley Edwards and Austin Hill, agriculture/poultry science students at the UNG Gainesville Campus; Linda Purvis, assistant professor of biology, UNG Gainesville; John Leyba, Dean of College of Science and Mathematics at UNG; Jeanelle Morgan, associate department head of biology at UNG Gainesville; Joe West, interim dean of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Todd Applegate, head of the UGA Department of Poultry Science; and Jessica Fife, outreach coordinator for UGA poultry science.
Poultry Transfer Agreement
Students interested in careers in the poultry industry will now have access to more poultry science-based resources and a new path to pursue an undergraduate degree through a transfer agreement between the University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia.
Erica Head, a student in the Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class and student assistant herb manager at UGArden, sells teas from herbs she's grown and processed at a weekly student farmers market. CAES News
Erica Head, a student in the Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class and student assistant herb manager at UGArden, sells teas from herbs she's grown and processed at a weekly student farmers market.
Organic Entrepreneurship
Balancing academic coursework with a job is a challenge many University of Georgia students face, but for students in the new Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class, their classwork is both academic and economic.
Hannah Connor is a fourth-year student interning at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel as part of the Hospitality and Food Industry Management program, getting hands-on experience in departments like food and beverage operations. CAES News
Hannah Connor is a fourth-year student interning at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel as part of the Hospitality and Food Industry Management program, getting hands-on experience in departments like food and beverage operations.
Hospitality Student Internships
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis on the hospitality industry, the University of Georgia’s Hospitality and Food Industry Management program is going full steam ahead, with enrollment numbers ahead of projections and its first class of students preparing to graduate in 2021.
"Hearts of Glass" will be available to the UGA community for viewing Oct. 23 through Oct. 30. A free and interactive discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, on Zoom. CAES News
"Hearts of Glass" will be available to the UGA community for viewing Oct. 23 through Oct. 30. A free and interactive discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, on Zoom.
"Hearts of Glass"
The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, together with UGA's Institute on Human Development and Disability, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, and UGArden, are excited to share the award-winning “Hearts of Glass” documentary to the university community beginning Friday, Oct. 23.
A supergene is a collection of neighboring genes located on a chromosome that are inherited together due to close genetic linkage. Studying these unique genes is important to understanding the potential causes for differences among the social structure of fire ants, specifically for controlling the species and building upon the existing knowledge base. CAES News
A supergene is a collection of neighboring genes located on a chromosome that are inherited together due to close genetic linkage. Studying these unique genes is important to understanding the potential causes for differences among the social structure of fire ants, specifically for controlling the species and building upon the existing knowledge base.
Fire ant supergene
A unique study conducted by University of Georgia entomologists led to the discovery of a distinctive supergene in fire ant colonies that determines whether young queen ants will leave their birth colony to start their own new colony or if they will join one with multiple queens. Researchers also found that ants were more aggressive toward queens who don’t possess the supergene, causing colony workers to kill them. This critical finding opens the door to new pest control methods that may be more efficient in eradicating problematic fire ant colonies. 
A student studies a plant sample under a microscope in the lab. CAES News
A student studies a plant sample under a microscope in the lab.
CURO Scholars 2020
This fall, the University of Georgia recognized nine undergraduates in its 2020-21 incoming class as CURO Honors Scholars, the university’s top undergraduate research scholarship. Three students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were selected for the award.
Julie Borlaug will deliver the 2020 D.W. Brooks Lecture, "Using Innovation and Technology to End Hunger and Poverty," as part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences annual faculty awards celebration. CAES News
Julie Borlaug will deliver the 2020 D.W. Brooks Lecture, "Using Innovation and Technology to End Hunger and Poverty," as part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences annual faculty awards celebration.
D.W. Brooks Lecture 2020
Julie Borlaug is continuing the legacy of her late grandfather, agronomist and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug, and inspiring the next generation by advocating for innovation and technology in agricultural production to end world hunger.
Proceeds from the sale, including trees like this 'October Glory' red maple, benefit the UGA Horticulture Club. CAES News
Proceeds from the sale, including trees like this 'October Glory' red maple, benefit the UGA Horticulture Club.
Horticulture Club Plant Sale
The University of Georgia Horticulture Club is hosting an online plant sale offering woody plants, herbaceous perennials, houseplants and succulents through Oct. 14.
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019. CAES News
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019.
4-H Tech Changemakers
With increased electronic communication leaving many members of older generations behind, a partnership between the Microsoft Corporation and the National 4-H Council has mobilized an energized group of 4-H Technology Changemakers to help provide resources and training to level the playing field.