May 23, 2013 | Research News
UGA research aims to fix long-held, inaccurate insect model
In humans, a polymer called melanin determines skin, eye and hair color—the darker the skin, the more melanin in a person's body. For insects, melanin is a major aspect of their immune defense systems—their blood darkens in response to pathogens.
May 14, 2013 | General News
UGA, Georgia Southern to host International Agribusiness Conference and Expo
With agricultural products being among the state's top exports, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education are teaming up to help farmers and businesses learn how to capitalize on the growing export market.
May 3, 2013 | Research News
USAID grant to fund global UGA peanut research
A $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency on International Development is giving a boost in funds to international peanut research at the University of Georgia.
April 19, 2013 | General News
UGA students compete in third annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium
More than 30 undergraduates studying in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences competed in the third annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium April 18.
April 17, 2013 | General News
UGA to acquire 15 acres of historic Wormsloe property in Savannah
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted April 17 to accept a gift of 15.45 acres of the Wormsloe property in Savannah to the University of Georgia.
April 16, 2013 | General News
UGA Bug Dawgs to host ‘The Beers and the Bees’ April 18
The University of Georgia Bug Dawgs, a student group in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' entomology department, will host "The Beers and the Bees" April 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Terrapin Beer Company, 265 Newton Bridge Road. Event participants will learn about the benefits of pollination and local bees.
April 11, 2013 | Events on Campus
Rodeo time: UGA students bring three nights of steer roping and bull riding to Athens
The University of Georgia's Block and Bridle Club is gearing up for the 39th annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, which will roll into Athens April 18-20 at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, 2600 South Milledge Ave.
April 4, 2013 | General News
UGA Cooperative Extension helps reinvigorate agriculture at Atlanta History Center
When the Atlanta History Center needed to learn a lifetime's worth of historical farming skills to implement on the 1860s Smith Family Farm in time for their annual Sheep to Shawl event, they went to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts.
March 29, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers track down gene responsible for short stature of dwarf pearl millet
While pearl millet is a major food staple in some of the fastest growing regions on Earth, relatively little is known about the drought-hardy grain.
March 21, 2013 | Events on Campus
Plantapalooza to be held April 6 at three locations around Athens
lantapalooza, a plant sale at three University of Georgia locations, will be held April 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.
March 15, 2013 | General News
Atlanta chocolatier wins first place at the 2013 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest
Atlanta architect Amy Stankus has spent years creating beautiful buildings, but lately she's turned her sights to some smaller-albeit more delicious-creations.
March 7, 2013 | General News
From Georgia sheep to soldiers’ feet: Socks for soldiers warmly received
Some things seem to get more important farther away from home. For soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, one of those is warm, dry socks.
March 4, 2013 | General News
National Invasive Species Awareness Week runs through March 8
National Invasive Species Awareness Week runs through March 8 and the University of Georgia is offering information on prevention, detection, monitoring, control and management of invasive species.
February 12, 2013 | Events on Campus
Annual Southern Garden Heritage Conference to celebrate heirloom fruits and vegetables
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will hold the 2013 Southern Garden Heritage Conference Feb. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Callaway Building Auditorium. The focus is on "Gardening with Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables."
January 9, 2013 | General News
Local speakers to bring international trade home during UGA’s Ag Forecast series
For farmers, the decision to start exporting their products can be daunting or even downright confusing. The University of Georgia's 2013 Farm to Port Ag Forecast series in January and February will feature local producers and business people who will share how they broke into the export market and the benefits they've seen since making the leap.