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Events

The University of Georgia’s Sustainable Food Systems Initiative is pleased to host the 2022 joint annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). The 2022 conference theme, “Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points Into Sustainable Food Systems,” is an invitation to envision a more sustainable and equitable future by critically engaging with the histories and legacies that have framed agricultural food landscapes over time. Cultivating connections means that we are active participants, called to dig in for the preparation of building fruitful relationships with one another to foster greater sustainability within the food system. The food system is an intricate web of social connections, with each node of the web shaping how food is regarded, how it’s grown, how it will be distributed, who will buy it, and what its overall significance is within communities. These elements provide entry points for conversation, reconciliation, and action toward building stronger, more sustainable connections within the food system. Participants are invited to engage in conversations about changes to the current agri-food paradigm to better represent and advocate for a more just and equitable food system – from farm to fork – that strengthens community viability, food security, and the sovereignty of all people.
May 18
05/18 8:00AM - 05/21 2:00PM Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points into Sustainable Food Systems
Ongoing
The 30th Annual Young Harris College/University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute will be held May 18-21, 2022, in Young Harris, Ga. The program will include over 90 bee-related lectures and workshops for beginner and experienced beekeepers. The Beekeeping Institute also offers optional training and certification opportunities.
May 18
05/18 8:00AM - 05/21 12:00PM Young Harris College/University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA
Ongoing
Careers in Horticulture
A degree in horticulture will prepare you for success in a variety of fields, from sales to research, with job opportunities in areas such as floriculture, nursery crops management, landscape horticulture, and fruit, vegetable and nut crop management.

CAES News

UGA horticulture Professor Marc van Iersel's research focuses on developing sustainable and cost-effective ways to ensure that crops — such as these turnip plants in a grow room at his greenhouses — get the amount of light they need to grow. CAES News
Controlled environment agriculture poised to become a growth industry
Next time you sit down to a crisp, green salad take a little time to think about where your leafy greens come from. Traditional agriculture is highly weather dependent, and many producers of high-value crops are shifting over from field production to controlled environment agriculture.
Ibrahima Diedhiou of the University of Thies in Senegal talks to Peanut Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington. Diedhiou studies how wild shrubs in the arid Sahel region of Western Africa may improve crop yields and remediate degraded soils. Now – with the support of the Peanut Innovation Lab – he’s testing how the shrubs work in Senegalese farmers’ peanut fields. (Photo by Allison Floyd) CAES News
Innovation Lab uses power of peanuts to fight hunger
The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences helps smallholder farmers feed the world through a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Peanut Innovation Lab — technically, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut — is a five-year, $14 million program funded through an agreement between USAID and UGA.