2020-21 Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors CAES News
2020-21 Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors
Georgia 4-H Board of Directors
Usually, Georgia 4-H fills summer programming with residential camps and statewide events. Due to event restrictions this year, key elements of State 4-H Council normally held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in June were conducted online to maintain statewide youth engagement.
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity. CAES News
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity.
Natural Benefits
With formalized school programs gearing up in the next few months, many parents and guardians may struggle with helping their children and teenagers disengage from technology and spend time outdoors.
Symptoms of dollar spot include circular discolorations only a few inches in diameter. Spots may run together causing large, irregular patterns. CAES News
Symptoms of dollar spot include circular discolorations only a few inches in diameter. Spots may run together causing large, irregular patterns.
Lawn Maintenance
With the heat of summer bearing down on us, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialists recommend that residents stick to a schedule for healthy lawn maintenance.
Georgia 4-H and FFA youth compete in the Junior Beef Futurity Competition. CAES News
Georgia 4-H and FFA youth compete in the Junior Beef Futurity Competition.
Georgia Beef Futurity Winners
Georgia 4-H and FFA members exhibited 310 entries at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity show that was held July 9-11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.
Pine trees on the UGA Westbrook Farm in Griffin, Ga. (file photo) CAES News
Pine trees on the UGA Westbrook Farm in Griffin, Ga. (file photo)
Tax Guide
Keeping up with changes in Georgia’s property tax laws is a full-time job, and a new book shows the fruits of these efforts.
John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science Harshavardhan Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products. CAES News
John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science Harshavardhan Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products.
Poultry Sustainability
Over time, the U.S. poultry industry has bred strains of birds that grow rapidly to meet consumer demand for chicken products — especially breast meat — but that rapid growth has led to a higher incidence of muscle tissue defects that could lead to revenue loss.
UGA Department of Poultry Science Professor Jeanna L. Wilson (left) and Professor and Department Head Todd Applegate (right) receive their Fellow awards from Poultry Science Association President Don McIntyre. CAES News
UGA Department of Poultry Science Professor Jeanna L. Wilson (left) and Professor and Department Head Todd Applegate (right) receive their Fellow awards from Poultry Science Association President Don McIntyre.
Poultry Science Association Honors
Three University of Georgia faculty members and one doctoral candidate from the Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been honored by the Poultry Science Association.
A dairy cow on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
A dairy cow on the UGA Tifton Campus.
Georgia 4-H Dairy Competition
Twenty-one youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest on July 14. Sponsored by the Ina Hopkins-John W. Cook Memorial Fund, the Carole Williams-Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and the Pam Krueger-Milk Check Off, the competition was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Onion center rot is a devastating disease for Vidalia onion producers in south Georgia. CAES News
Onion center rot is a devastating disease for Vidalia onion producers in south Georgia.
Chemical Warfare
After years of building and analyzing sample collections, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia have identified the genes that allow a type of bacteria that causes onion center rot to resist onions’ natural defenses in a “chemical arms race.”