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Ways to view: Athens: CAGT Room 128 - Attend seminar in personAthens: Miller Plant Sciences 3113 - Join your colleagues and watch the Zoom feedGriffin: 102 SLC - Join your colleagues and watch the Zoom feedTifton: 125 NESPAL - Join your colleagues and watch the Zoom feed  Click to Join the Zoom Meeting Note: Users must login through their UGA Zoom accounts before joining the meeting.
Oct 06
4:00PM - 5:00PM PBGG Student Seminar: An Analysis of the Tools for Mitigation of Aflatoxin Production in Peanut by Brianna Cheek Center For Applied Genetic Technologies, ATHENS, GA
UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation Guest speaker: Carla Schwan, UGA Assistant Professor and Extension Food Safety SpecialistDate: Friday, Oct 14Time: 11 a.m. ET In Person in Melton Building Conference room or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96960698174   Hosted by Dr. Francisco Diez, Director of CFS Dr. Carla Schwan: An assistant professor and Extension food safety specialist, in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Georgia, Dr. Carla Schwan serves as the director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Schwan has dedicated both her academic pursuits and professional career towards addressing complex domestic and international public health issues; particularly, foodborne illness, antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens, and global food security. Schwan’s recent work focused on the development of microbial baselines, characterization of Salmonella enterica, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence factors through whole genome sequencing informal markets in Cambodia, and outreach and food safety training targeting food safety inspectors in Bangladesh. Previous research projects include identifying optimal intervention strategies to control Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in meat products and using gram-positive bacteria and yeast to validate baking processes to control Salmonella in hamburger bun manufacturing and support FSMA regulatory compliance. Schwan has enjoyed several community-facing positions consisting of national and international teaching, Extension/outreach, and public service. She has authored multiple technical reports and scientific articles and presented research at notable industry, academic, and scientific meetings. Schwan finds joy in teaching and researching the complexities of food safety and microbiology, a field she has been dedicated to for the last decade. Schwan brings an instinct for complex problem solving, interdisciplinary leadership, and a passion to work in the fields of food safety, antibiotic resistance, microbiology, and public health.  
Oct 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM From Asia to America: Lessons learned in food safety and preservation https://zoom.us/j/96960698174
The D.W. Brooks Awards recognize faculty who make outstanding contributions to the college's critical mission areas.  Speaker Dr. Alison Van EenennaamProfessor of Cooperative Extension, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis Lecture Title Science Friction: Can effective communication save genome editing from the fate of GMOs?
Nov 08
3:30PM - 5:00PM DW Brooks Lecture and Awards Georgia Center For Continuing Education, ATHENS, GA
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Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
The 2023 Ag Forecast will be held January 27, 2023 in Tifton, Georgia. 
Jan 27
8:00AM - 11:59PM Ag Forecast 2023
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Traditional agriculture is highly weather dependent, and many producers of high-value crops are shifting over from field production to controlled environment agriculture. That is where the University of Georgia’s Marc van Iersel comes in.
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These 25+ plants are toxic to pets
Every pet owner has probably asked their pet “What do you have in your mouth?!” at least once or twice — it’s an essential part of pet ownership. That’s why responsible pet ownership also includes knowing what houseplants or common flowers may be dangerous — or even fatal — to your pets.