November 25, 2013 | General News
UGA horticulture brightens the holidays with poinsettia sale
The University of Georgia chapter of horticultural honor society Pi Alpha Xi is selling poinsettias this week and next to help fund the club's operations over the next year.
November 22, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 J.W. Fanning Lecture to focus on forestry issues
Despite reforms in forest management policies and practices, tropical nations are still losing forests at a rate of hundreds of thousands of hectares a year-both to the peril of local populations and the global community.
November 15, 2013 | General News
UGA to celebrate Georgia’s best bites with 2014 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest
Organizers of the 2014 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest are looking for great jams, confections, barbecue sauces, cheeses, popsicles, granolas, soups and any other products that are exceptionally edible.
November 14, 2013 | Events on Campus
Registration open for UGA’s 2014 Ag Forecast
Agriculture, the biggest industry in Georgia, has an impact felt throughout the state's economy. In January, University of Georgia economists will break down the complicated web of factors that influence the state's agriculture in order to give farmers and business leaders a preview of the 2014 growing season.
November 4, 2013 | General News
Sustainable Food Systems initiative seeks graduate fellows for fall 2014
The UGA Sustainable Food Systems initiative—an interdisciplinary group of faculty researching sustainable agriculture and food system policies—is seeking candidates for its first class of graduate fellows.
October 24, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA’s Carl F. Jordan to discuss new book on sustainable agriculture
Carl F. Jordan, a senior research scientist emeritus in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will present a seminar on his new book, "An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture: Energy Use Efficiency in the American South," on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. in the ecology auditorium.
October 18, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA to host International Plant Propagators Society Meeting Nov. 2-6
Nursery and floriculture growers from across the U.S. will meet Nov. 2-6 at the University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center to share the newest innovations in plant propagation, production, ornamental breeding and management practices.
October 16, 2013 | General News
Private-public partnership to grow local agriculture, economy in Fulton County
A diverse agricultural hub is thriving just minutes from downtown Atlanta in the area surrounding the city of Chattahoochee Hills. To help with the growth, University of Georgia Extension recently developed a new position for a Fulton County agriculture and natural resources agent.
October 10, 2013 | General News
Georgia 4-H celebrates millionth environmental education student
With the arrival of 456 third- through fifth-graders at the University of Georgia Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Thursday, Oct. 10, Georgia 4-H marked its millionth student served by its environmental education program.
October 8, 2013 | General News
UGA launches school garden curriculum resource center for teachers
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has launched an online resource for Georgia teachers looking to start or take full advantage of their school's gardens.
October 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA faculty, staff honored with 2013 D.W. Brooks awards
On Oct. 1, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recognized its staff and faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the college's teaching, research and Extension missions with the annual D.W. Brooks awards and lecture series.
September 26, 2013 | General News
National Teach Ag Day celebrates growing importance, changing face of agricultural education
Fewer Americans are being raised on farms than 50 years ago, but agricultural education teachers may be more important than ever—helping young people understand the complex food system that keeps Americans' food supply safe and secure.
September 24, 2013 | General News
UGA Extension, Athens Land Trust team up for sustainable agriculture conference Oct. 3
University of Georgia Extension and the Athens Land Trust are taking registrations for its Sustainable Agriculture Conference for New and Beginning Farmers, which will be held Oct. 3 in Watkinsville.
September 19, 2013 | General News
Largest mushroom species in the Western Hemisphere spotted in Georgia
With mushroom caps that can grow as large as trashcan lids, the gigantic fungus Macrocybe titans looks like something from outer space. And it may be popping up again soon in northeast Georgia.
September 17, 2013 | Research News
Invasive tawny crazy ant found in Georgia
The tawny crazy ant has made its way into Georgia for the first time. University of Georgia Extension agent James Morgan in Dougherty County discovered the ant—which originates in South America—on Aug. 15 and submitted a sample to UGA entomologists for identification.