Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well. CAES News
Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well.
Ag Forecasts
This year’s forecasts for peanuts, poultry, pecans, cotton and other Georgia crops are being presented across the state this month by University of Georgia agricultural economists. Georgia beef and poultry production is expected to increase while most other crops produced in the state will remain steady or decrease.
Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission, is shown (left) presenting the Distinguished Service Award to Joe West, assistant dean of the University of Georgia Tifton campus. CAES News
Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission, is shown (left) presenting the Distinguished Service Award to Joe West, assistant dean of the University of Georgia Tifton campus.
West Honored
Joe West, assistant dean of the University of Georgia Tifton campus, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show, held Jan. 16 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
USDA Chief Economist Robert Johannson will present his talk, "U.S. Farm Outlook for 2020 – Policy & Uncertainty,” in Athens, Georgia at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences J.W. Fanning Lecture. CAES News
USDA Chief Economist Robert Johannson will present his talk, "U.S. Farm Outlook for 2020 – Policy & Uncertainty,” in Athens, Georgia at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences J.W. Fanning Lecture.
USDA Chief Economist
From changes in weather patterns and demographics to shifts in trade policy, farmers and agricultural officials have a lot to plan around these days.
4-H Lavendar Harris CAES News
4-H Lavendar Harris
Covington 4-H'er Honored
National 4-H Council today announced that Lavendar Harris of Covington, Georgia, is a runner up for the 2020 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for STEM.
Samantha Spellicy, a graduate student of the Stice lab at the University of Georgia, performs a lab test on the therapeutic activity of exosomes. CAES News
Samantha Spellicy, a graduate student of the Stice lab at the University of Georgia, performs a lab test on the therapeutic activity of exosomes.
Stroke Recovery
University of Georgia animal scientists, funded by the National Institutes of Health, have brain-imaging data for a new stroke treatment that supports full recovery in swine, modeled with the same pattern of neurodegeneration as seen in humans with severe stroke.
"Ike" Oguadinma, a graduate student on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, is one of 15 students who received the award at the SQF International Conference held last October in San Antonio, Texas. Each student received a $3,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to attend the conference with more than 850 food safety professionals. CAES News
"Ike" Oguadinma, a graduate student on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, is one of 15 students who received the award at the SQF International Conference held last October in San Antonio, Texas. Each student received a $3,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to attend the conference with more than 850 food safety professionals.
Scholarship Selection
University of Georgia food science graduate student Ikechukwu “Ike” Oguadinma, 27, has been awarded the Food Safety Auditing Scholarship from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation in partnership with the Safe Quality Food Institute.
University of Georgia experts will be on hand at this year's Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference to teach sessions on proper irrigation usage, native plant propagation, the newest plant releases, pruning, beneficial insects and much more. CAES News
University of Georgia experts will be on hand at this year's Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference to teach sessions on proper irrigation usage, native plant propagation, the newest plant releases, pruning, beneficial insects and much more.
Wintergreen 2020
The Georgia Green Industry Association’s Wintergreen Horticultural Trade Show and Conference will be held Jan. 21-23 at the Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth, Georgia.
Professor Esther van der Knaap, who works at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Horticulture and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, is part of the team that is unlocking the history of ancient tomatoes to breed a more sustainable future for modern crops. CAES News
Professor Esther van der Knaap, who works at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Horticulture and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, is part of the team that is unlocking the history of ancient tomatoes to breed a more sustainable future for modern crops.
Tomato Ancestry
The path from wild weed to the carefully cultivated vegetables that fill our refrigerators is not always a straightforward tale of domestication. Different cultures have different priorities and growing conditions, and sometimes crops are domesticated more than once.
Ivery Clifton, a native Georgian, was the first African American to serve at the dean level at UGA, holding the position of interim dean and coordinator from 1994 to 1995 in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Clifton, who died Jan. 1, is remembered as a dedicated educator, leader and advocate. CAES News
Ivery Clifton, a native Georgian, was the first African American to serve at the dean level at UGA, holding the position of interim dean and coordinator from 1994 to 1995 in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Clifton, who died Jan. 1, is remembered as a dedicated educator, leader and advocate.
Ivery Clifton
Ivery Dwight Clifton, a former senior administrator and professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Georgia, died Jan. 1, 2020. He was 76.