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Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray. CAES News
Northeast District Director
Bobby Smith’s first job was on his family’s dairy farm in Boaz, Alabama. He felt right at home when University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hired him to work with farmers in Morgan County, one of the state’s most productive dairy regions, 18 years ago.
Bobby Goss, a FoodPIC research technician, tells the faculty about UGA chocolate research. CAES News
New Faculty Tour
New faculty at the University of Georgia learned why agriculture continues to be the state's biggest economic driver and how UGA leads the way in helping Georgians sustain and improve commodities like peanuts, poultry, pecans and turfgrass.
Live from the Lab CAES News
Live from the Lab
This fall the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is opening the labs of some its most distinguished researchers to students and science fans across the state. 
Three generations of the UGA Teaching Dairy Jersey herd — grandmother Hershel, granddaughter Mary Ethel and mother Brooks — dine together at the dairy. 
Mary Ethel, who was born in May 2018, was dubbed Mary Ethel Creswell in honor of the first female graduate of UGA. CAES News
UGA Dairy
First there was Herschel, then Brooks, and now there is Mary Ethel.
Carolyn Einertson, who was mentored by Stephen Nickerson of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, won first place in the oral presentation section of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium with her talk, “Using Pre-Calving Mammary Secretions to Predict Udder Infection Status in Dairy Heifers.” CAES News
Undergraduate Research
Almost 50 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) undergraduate students showcased their research projects and competed in the seventh annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11.
UGA President Jere W. Morehead speaks at the Agricultural Research Building rededication as CAES Dean Samuel Pardue and student ambassador Kelly Paulk listen on stage. CAES News
Agricultural Research Building
Members of the University of Georgia Tifton campus community took part in a rededication of the newly renovated Agricultural Research Building on Wednesday, April 4. The 80-year-old building was the second structure constructed on the UGA Tifton campus.
James Vaughn was named the 2018 Georgia Farmer of the Year during a ceremony held at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta on Tuesday, March 20.  Pictured left to right are University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Sam Pardue, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Vaughn and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. CAES News
Farmer of the Year
Monroe County, Georgia, cattleman James Vaughn has been named the 2018 Georgia Farmer of the Year. He has grown Vaughn Farms from a 500-acre cattle farm to a 5,590-acre diversified farm operation. Vaughn and his family grow Bermuda grass hay, raise cattle for the specialized beef market, sell bred heifers and registered bulls, grow 4,000 acres of timber, and train cutting horses.
The research team, led by University of Georgia's Steven Stice and Augusta University's Nasrul Hoda, created a treatment called "AB126" using extracellular vesicles (EV), fluid-filled structures known as exosomes, which are generated from human neural stem cells.  CAES News
Georgia Bio Awards
Two of five Georgia Bio Awards presented last month to University of Georgia faculty were programs either in or affiliated with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).
Beef cattle (file photo) CAES News
Beef Cattle Short Course
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will hold the Beef Cattle Short Course on Tuesday, March 6, one day before the annual Tifton Bull Evaluation Sale. Both events will be held at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center in Irwinville, Georgia. 
Mike Taylor with Stay Tuff Fence works on a fence during the Fencing Field Day at the Blackshank Farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Fencing Field Day
The University of Georgia Forage Team updated the grazing paddocks on the university’s Black Shank Farm in Tifton, Georgia. In an effort to share the most up-to-date containment options available, the team hosted a Fencing Field Day.