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The Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40, recognizing the fruit + vegetable industry's next generation of leaders. CAES News
2022 Fruit and Vegetable 40 under 40
Four experts at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension have been recognized as members of the Fruit and Vegetable 40 under 40 Class of 2022. The list honors 40 early-career agricultural professionals for exemplary accomplishments, representing “the best in the industry.”
Melanie Biersmith is the ninth State Leader for Georgia 4-H CAES News
Georgia 4-H Leader
Georgia 4-H has selected Melanie Biersmith as the new state 4-H leader. Effective Nov. 1, Biersmith is the ninth state leader in the organization’s 118-year history. Biersmith most recently served as the associate state 4-H leader for facilities and residential programs for Georgia 4-H, where she managed operations and personnel at all six Georgia 4-H centers.
The Meat Dawgs won the national championship on October 30. CAES News
Meat Dawgs National Champions
The Meat Dawgs, the University of Georgia’s meat judging team, won the national title at the National High Plains Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Friona, Texas, on Oct. 30, cementing a successful return of the team after 10 years.
The members of the Meat Dawgs stand with their awards after the American Royal competition. CAES News
Meat Dawgs
The Meat Dawgs, the University of Georgia’s meat judging team, continued their high-performance streak with a second place win at the American Royal meat judging competition on Oct. 16 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam is the keynote speaker for the 2022 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards to be held Nov. 8. (Photo courtesy of UC Davis) CAES News
2022 D.W. Brooks
Animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam, a University of California Cooperative Extension biotechnology specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, is the keynote speaker for the 2022 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards, to be held Nov. 8 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Professor Cesar Escalante has been recognized for his pioneering research and advocacy to advance financial inclusion and alleviate racial and gender bias in agricultural lending. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
FINRA Ketchum Prize
University of Georgia Professor Cesar Escalante has been awarded the 2022 Ketchum Prize — the FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s (FINRA Foundation) highest honor — in recognition of his pioneering research and advocacy to advance financial inclusion and alleviate racial and gender bias in agricultural lending.
CAES Students in the Philanthropy Council pose for a photo during Beat Week. CAES News
Beat Week 2022
Ahead of the University of Georgia and Auburn University going head-to-head on the football field on Saturday, the universities are competing off the field to raise money for their students during Beat Week from Oct. 3 through 8. This year, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will concentrate efforts on the college’s student emergency fund.
Guthrie Commodity Award CAES News
Guthrie GFB Award
In one of Larry Guthrie’s earliest memories, he’s running across a field, proud to show off the bit of milk he’d collected in a dirty, old pail. Despite receiving a scolding from his mother for not using a clean bucket, Guthrie was hooked. As his father’s dairy operation grew, so did his passion for the industry.
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2022-25 FFAR Fellow
Samuele Lamon, a doctoral student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, has been selected for the 2022-25 cohort of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows program.
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Alumni Honored
Four graduates of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) are among the University of Georgia Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. Among the young alumni finding creative solutions to world problems, leading businesses and serving their communities are four honorees from CAES: a lawyer, a veterinarian, an industry representative and a medical resident.