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University of Georgia Regents' Professor Michael R. Strand has received one of the highest honors a scientist can receive — election to the National Academy of Sciences. CAES News
Pulliam Chair
Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community.
The University of Georgia has received a $14 million grant from the U.S. Agency of International Development to manage the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research, known as the “Peanut Lab,” a global peanut research program that works to alleviate hunger by helping farmers in developing countries grow healthy crops. The agreement builds on UGA and USAID's long-standing partnership on global peanut research, which dates back to the 1980s. CAES News
Food Security Summit
For the past decade, demographers have predicted that the world would have to double its food supply by 2050 to feed the growing population.
Bob and Maxine Burton recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Georgia 4-H. Upon presenting the award, Georgia State 4-H Leader Arch Smith thanked the Burtons for their years of support of the Georgia 4-H program and the generous gift they gave to help save the camp on Tybee Island, Georgia. The Burtons own and operate burton + BURTON, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of balloons and coordinating gift products in the world. CAES News
Burtons Honored
During the 2019 Georgia 4-H Gala on Aug. 10, Bob and Maxine Burton were awarded the prestigious Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award for their ongoing, significant and heartfelt support of Georgia 4-H.
As the students at UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences start the fall semester, the 2019 CAES Ambassadors are ready to represent the college at college fairs and alumni events and help with logistics at college events. CAES News
2019-20 Ambassadors
Nearly 40 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ambassadors are ready to welcome back students, faculty and staff for another school year on both the Athens and Tifton campuses.
Brent Marable, assistant director of the UGA Innovation Gateway office, has been elected as president of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. CAES News
CAES Alumni Association
Brent Marable, assistant director of the University of Georgia Innovation Gateway office, has been elected as president of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term.
Representing a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia, 25 professionals have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2015-2017 class. CAES News
AGL Inductees
Twenty-five professionals, who represent a wide swath of Georgia’s agriculture and natural resource industries, have been chosen to participate in the 2019-2020 class of Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL).
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.
Eric Danquah, a plant breeder who founded the West Africa Centre from Crop Improvement at the University of Ghana explains the center's mission at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences International Agriculture Day celebration on April 17, 2019. CAES News
International Ag Celebration
Since its inception in 2007, breeders at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) in Ghana have produced 23 new varieties of corn, seven new varieties of peanuts, 11 new varieties of rice and seven new varieties of sweet potato.
The third class of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) program graduated March 2 at The Rock Ranch. CAES News
AGL Graduation
Twenty-five agricultural and forestry industry leaders from across Georgia graduated March 2 in the third class of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) program.
UGA horticulturist James Affolter holds the Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was created through a generous gift from Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Larry Beuchat. The research-focused position will be located in the Department of Horticulture and housed at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia. CAES News
Beuchat Professorship
University of Georgia horticulturist James Affolter has been named to the newly endowed Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research.