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Fanbin Kong, professor of food engineering at UGA’s Department of Food Science and Technology, works to build artificial gastrointestinal systems and study the digestion of food and nonfood materials. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Fanbin Kong, professor of food engineering at UGA’s Department of Food Science and Technology, works to build artificial gastrointestinal systems and study the digestion of food and nonfood materials. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
Researching Digestion
Food engineering professor Fanbin Kong has dedicated his life to studying how our bodies process the food we eat. Through his current research, Kong is gaining insights into how some nonfood materials may assist in weight loss.
Farmers participate in a seed multiplication project led by extension personnel in Malawi. CAES News
Farmers participate in a seed multiplication project led by extension personnel in Malawi.
Technology and Culture
For decades, farmers in Kenya and Malawi have suffered declining agricultural productivity due to climate change and unsuccessful adoption of advanced agricultural technology. However, new research from the University of Georgia indicates that improving government policy while integrating indigenous methods with new technology will increase the productivity of struggling farms.
UGA Extension offices are often a critical resource for many Farm to School programs and gardens, offering curricula, publications and sometimes even hands-on labor. CAES News
UGA Extension offices are often a critical resource for many Farm to School programs and gardens, offering curricula, publications and sometimes even hands-on labor.
Farm to School Programs
The idea and principles of Farm to School programs have been around for more than two decades, but it took nearly half that time for adoption and funding to garner growth and wider attention.
Although bumble bees and carpenter bees are often mistaken for one another, bumble bees have a hairy abdomen while carpenter bees, such as the one pictured, have a bare, shiny black abdomen. CAES News
Although bumble bees and carpenter bees are often mistaken for one another, bumble bees have a hairy abdomen while carpenter bees, such as the one pictured, have a bare, shiny black abdomen.
Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees are a common sight this time of year and can cause aggravation for homeowners. The large, black and yellow bees begin emerging in March, April and May and can cause unsightly damage — and in some cases significant damage — to wooden structures like the eaves of houses, porches and decks.
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Sean Posey
Student Profile: Sean Posey
Sean Posey didn’t see how agricultural economics would feed his love of math, but a decade into his grad school journey, he’s using those skills and interests to help improve farming practices in Africa. From information communication technologies to gender roles in information-sharing and incentivization programs that will improve groundnut health, Posey has been focused on improving agricultural practices and public safety for the past four years. At the University of Georgia completing his PhD, Posey is working on a research project led by professor Nick Magnan through the Peanut Innovation Lab
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct studies under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience during their undergraduate years. CAES News
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct studies under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience during their undergraduate years.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
The 2021 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium drew 48 participants in a virtual format that showcased students’ research findings and provided cash awards to eight first- and second-place winners.
UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year. CAES News
UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year.
Volunteer Power
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, volunteers have continued to make a positive impact for Georgians of all ages. Throughout Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19 - 23, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring thousands of volunteers who have dedicated their time to facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels.
Adam Belflower, a third-year agribusiness student from Cochran, Georgia, won the inaugural University of Georgia Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet's grand prize of $500 and will represent UGA at the state contest this summer. (Photo by Josh Paine) CAES News
Adam Belflower, a third-year agribusiness student from Cochran, Georgia, won the inaugural University of Georgia Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet's grand prize of $500 and will represent UGA at the state contest this summer. (Photo by Josh Paine)
UGA Young Farmers and Ranchers
Student clubs and activities are an active part of collegiate life, fostering networking and fun opportunities to engage in topic-based activities.
A free precision poultry farming conference will be held virtually on May 4, 2021, coordinated by Lilong Chai, an assistant professor and engineering specialist in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
A free precision poultry farming conference will be held virtually on May 4, 2021, coordinated by Lilong Chai, an assistant professor and engineering specialist in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Precision Poultry Conference
The University of Georgia is hosting an inaugural Georgia Precision Poultry Farming Conference virtually on May 4, 2021.