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National Pollinator Week
Georgia 4-H is celebrating National Pollinator Week virtually throughout the week of June 22-28, 2020. The celebration showcases facts, resources and activities and highlights youth who participate in Georgia 4-H pollinator programs.
Watermelons harvested on UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Watermelons harvested on UGA Tifton campus.
Protecting Seasonal Workers
As we approach the harvest season for watermelon, bell pepper, tomato, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumber, sweet corn and other crops, Georgia vegetable growers can move ahead and prepare seasonal workers to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during harvest time.
Caroline Lewallen, a 2011 agricultural education graduate, is co-owner of a pasture-raised beef cattle farm in Clarkesville, Georgia. (contributed) CAES News
Caroline Lewallen, a 2011 agricultural education graduate, is co-owner of a pasture-raised beef cattle farm in Clarkesville, Georgia. (contributed)
2020 Alumni President
Caroline Lewallen, a 2011 agricultural education graduate, has been elected to serve as president of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association for the 2020-21 term beginning July 1.
Fulton County Extension staff and volunteers prepare to distribute produce bags through curbside pickup at a Fulton Fresh mobile market stop in Atlanta. (Photo by Molly Woo) CAES News
Fulton County Extension staff and volunteers prepare to distribute produce bags through curbside pickup at a Fulton Fresh mobile market stop in Atlanta. (Photo by Molly Woo)
Mobile Markets 2020
Mobile farmers markets are rolling again in metro Atlanta. Throughout the summer, Fulton Fresh and Fresh on DeK will continue serving fresh produce and delivering nutrition education to communities through curbside pickups and digital content.
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2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Quiz Bowl
More than 25 youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl on June 5, 2020, offered virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest is supported by The Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and Milk Check-Off.
Chris Rhodes brings expertise in business development, innovation, partnerships and strategy to new role at CAES. (contributed) CAES News
Chris Rhodes brings expertise in business development, innovation, partnerships and strategy to new role at CAES. (contributed)
Industry Connections
Chris Rhodes will join the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as director of industry partnerships and project-based learning in July.
With limited to no in-person contact with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, for many growers, expanding online capabilities is crucial to business continuity. Join Georgia Grown and UGA Extension on June 17 for an e-commerce workshop featuring experts from the UGA Small Business Development Center. CAES News
With limited to no in-person contact with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, for many growers, expanding online capabilities is crucial to business continuity. Join Georgia Grown and UGA Extension on June 17 for an e-commerce workshop featuring experts from the UGA Small Business Development Center.
SBDC Marketing Webinar
The University of Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to present a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products.
Nadia Tamim will serve as the undergraduate teaching coordinator in the UGA Department of Poultry Science beginning in the fall 2020 semester. (contributed photo) CAES News
Nadia Tamim will serve as the undergraduate teaching coordinator in the UGA Department of Poultry Science beginning in the fall 2020 semester. (contributed photo)
Nada Tamim Hire
Nada Tamim will join the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science as the undergraduate teaching coordinator on August 1.
Ivan Chapu, a graduate student at Makerere University in Uganda, uses handheld sensors to evaluate peanuts growing in the field. Scientists in three countries are using the sensors as part of a Peanut Innovation Lab project to speed up the process of assessing peanut varieties for various traits. The work could help peanut breeders in their work to create varieties resistant to disease and resilient to climate shocks. (Photo provided by Ivan Chapu) CAES News
Ivan Chapu, a graduate student at Makerere University in Uganda, uses handheld sensors to evaluate peanuts growing in the field. Scientists in three countries are using the sensors as part of a Peanut Innovation Lab project to speed up the process of assessing peanut varieties for various traits. The work could help peanut breeders in their work to create varieties resistant to disease and resilient to climate shocks. (Photo provided by Ivan Chapu)
High-Throughput Phenotyping
Commercially available high-tech sensors can give farmers more information about the overall health of a crop, showing a clearer picture of how widely disease or drought is stressing the plants. Those same sensors can help plant breeders more quickly and objectively to assess the phenotypic characteristics of a particular variety, enabling the breeder to work quicker to develop varieties with resiliency traits.