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Hemp is the same species as marijuana (Cannabis sativa), and the only difference is a legal one: Plants with less than 0.3% of the chemical that gives users a “high”— tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — are hemp, and anything over 0.3% THC is marijuana. CAES News
Hemp Genetics
When you buy something at the store, you have a pretty good idea of what you’re getting no matter where you buy it — a Coke is a Coke, Oreos are Oreos — and whether you buy them in Atlanta or Seattle doesn’t really change what you get. Farmers are in a similar position when they choose what to plant, but in the burgeoning field of industrial hemp, it turns out that things are much more complicated.
Critical pesticide application training for pest control professionals and producers will go online for 2020. CAES News
Pesticide trainings stay virtual
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are partnering to offer the Using Pesticides Wisely training program in a virtual format again this year.
The Shanghai skyline is often clouded with smog from industrial air pollution. CAES News
Pollution Affects Adolescent Development
The toll that air pollution takes on a person’s physical health is well documented. But new University of Georgia research suggests there could be another price too: a child’s drive to be successful.
Biosecurity expert and plant pathology alumna Ada Bacetty poses with UGA adjunct professor Charles Bacon after her 2008 graduation. (contributed) CAES News
Shattered Ceilings
Speaking at the University of Georgia for the first time since graduating in 2008, U.S. Department of Defense's Ada Bacetty presented the “Shattered Ceilings” seminar to the campus community — an engaging conversation about breaking through barriers in pursuit of diversity and inclusion.
A survey conducted by UGA researchers examined whether respondents had any concern about the growing of hemp and the creation of hemp products in their area. CAES News
Community perceptions of hemp
Hemp is a promising new industry for profitability, but growers of this newly legal crop will face a mix of public opinions according to University of Georgia research into challenges those in the hemp business may face in the southeastern United States.
Since the Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program’s inception in 1997, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has helped develop new generations of agricultural policymakers by providing them with the opportunity to gain real-world experience at the highest level. Current Congressional Agricultural Fellows Grace Dodds (left) and Julie Bacon pose in front of UGA's Delta Hall in Washington, D.C. CAES News
2020 Congressional Ag Fellows
Four undergraduate students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are representing the college in Washington, D.C., serving as 2020 CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows.
USDA Chief Economist Robert Johannson will present his talk, "U.S. Farm Outlook for 2020 – Policy & Uncertainty,” in Athens, Georgia at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences J.W. Fanning Lecture. CAES News
USDA Chief Economist
From changes in weather patterns and demographics to shifts in trade policy, farmers and agricultural officials have a lot to plan around these days.
Michael Adjemian, who recently joined the faculty of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, comes to UGA from the USDA Economic Research Service. CAES News
Ag Policy Research
There is supply and there is demand, but there are also a myriad of other factors that determine the prices that the public pays for commodities at the grocery store and the profits that farmers make.
University of Georgia students Jake Matthews, Morgan Hart, Katelyn Bickett, Reaganne Coile, Alyson Dallas, Cam Shepherd and Ben Parker will spend their summer in Washington D.C. as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellows Program. CAES News
Congressional Ag Fellows
Seven University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students will call the nation’s capital home this summer while serving as CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows.
From left, Rep. Houston Gaines (Georgia House District 117), CAES Alumni Association President Van McCall and Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees Robert Lowery, Louie Boyd, Fred Greer, Abit Massey, Johnny Crawford, Wayne Hanna and Buddy Leger celebrate the dedication of the renovated hall of fame with CAES Dean and Director Sam Pardue. CAES News
Ag Hall of Fame
Since 1972, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Alumni Association has housed the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. With Georgia being home to such visionaries as Martha Berry, D.W. Brooks and Glenn Burton, the hall of fame plays an important role in telling the story of 20th- and 21st-century agriculture in the U.S.