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CAES Spring Showcase will feature agricultural, environmental sciences

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host its inaugural CAES Spring Showcase April 3-16.

“Our college is a very exciting place to be throughout the year but especially in April,” said Jean Bertrand, the college’s assistant dean for academic affairs. “From protecting the environment to feeding the world, we work to improve lives. We are very proud of our college’s accomplishments and want to open our doors to our community.”

The showcase will open April 3 with the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics Graduate Student Plant Sale. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Miller Plant Sciences Building and the Miller Learning Center.

The UGA Bug Dawgs of the ­entomology department will host the 30th annual Insect Zoo open house April 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of the plant sciences building.

The showcase will continue April 7 with International Ag Day at the Georgia Museum of Art from 4-6 p.m. Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative at Cornell University, will speak during the college’s Office of Global Programs International Ag Day, an annual celebration of student and faculty global work.

As part of Thank a Donor Day on April 9, the college’s AgDawgs will be at the Tate Student Center Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help students send a thank you note or thank you selfie to donors.

The annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo, an award-winning student event run by the UGA Block and Bridle Club, will be held April 9-11. Gates open at 6 p.m. and shows start at 8 p.m. in the UGA Livestock Arena on South Milledge Avenue. For more information, visit

Plantapalooza, the annual plant sale, will be held April 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in three locations: the UGA Horticulture Club (near the Riverbend Greenhouse Complex), the Trial Gardens at UGA (located between Snelling Dining Commons and the pharmacy building) and the State Botanical Garden.

As part of the annual G-Day Game on April 11, the college will host the CAES Tailgate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Conner Hall. The G-Day Game will kick off at 2 p.m. in Sanford Stadium.

On April 14, retired Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer will give a lecture, “President’s Malaria Initiative: The U.S. Government’s Commitment to the Global Malaria Fight,” from 4-5:30 p.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center.

The CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held April 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Conner Hall.

The showcase will conclude April 16 with Ag Day at the Tate Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sigma Alpha agricultural sorority will host a mobile petting zoo, mini-insectival and information booths.

The complete Spring Showcase schedule is at