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Mark Jaronski, deputy commissioner for tourism with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, delivered the keynote at the inaugural Georgia Hospitality and Tourism Summit on May 2. CAES News
HOST Summit
More than 100 University of Georgia faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders involved in the hospitality and tourism industry gathered May 2 for the inaugural Georgia Hospitality and Tourism Summit organized by the UGA HOST Research Initiative.
Judges tasted and ranked 148 products in the first round of the Flavor of Georgia competition in mid-March. Thirty-two Georgia products were selected to advance to the final round of judging on April 21 at the Classic Center in Athens. CAES News
2022 Flavor of Georgia Finalists
Judges have selected 32 finalists to compete in the second and final round of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. Narrowed from a field of 148 products, the finalists will compete on April 21 at The Classic Center in Athens with an award ceremony to follow.
Last year, UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences generated an economic impact of $686.3 million, divided between teaching ($241.3 million), research ($182.3 million) and outreach ($262.6 million) in the report. CAES News
CAES Economic Impact
A recent university-wide report authored by University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) economist Michael Adjemian has revealed that in 2021, CAES’ economic impact on the state of Georgia was the highest since UGA began publishing the annual report in 2015.
Izzy Burr, a UGA hospitality and food industry management student, works as an intern at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. CAES News
Staffing Crisis
After nearly 16 months, COVID-19 -related restrictions are lifting across the nation, breathing life back into the hospitality industry as people return to dining out in restaurants and traveling for both business and pleasure.
The Shanghai skyline is often clouded with smog from industrial air pollution. CAES News
Pollution Affects Adolescent Development
The toll that air pollution takes on a person’s physical health is well documented. But new University of Georgia research suggests there could be another price too: a child’s drive to be successful.
Agritourism has been steadily growing in Georgia over the past decade, and a new consumer survey by UGA economists shows that rural travel and agritourism is expected to rise in 2021, rebounding quicker than urban markets. (file photo) CAES News
Ag Forecast 2021
The pandemic has put a strain on all sectors of the economy, and the agricultural and food industries were no exception. From supply chain disruptions that led to dumping milk and crops to increased consumer demand for plants, there were many ups and downs in 2020 markets.
The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Department of Agriculture and UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development are jointly sponsoring a second survey to document the impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture industry in the state. (photo from Georgia Farm Bureau) CAES News
2020 Farm Survey
A survey is now being conducted by the University of Georgia in an effort to get a year-end perspective of the impact of the pandemic on Georgia’s agricultural industry.
The 2021 Georgia Ag Forecast seminar will be held online at no cost starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29. CAES News
2021 Ag Forecast
Economists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on farming, highlight agritourism impacts in the state, and give a forecast of top commodities for the next year during the annual Georgia Ag Forecast.
Jen and Warren Simmons won first prize with their Cheddar Rounds in this year's Flavor of Georgia contest. (Submitted photo) CAES News
Flavor of Georgia 2020 Winners
Charleston and Church of Atlanta won the grand prize in the University of Georgia’s 2020 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest for its savory Cheddar Rounds snacks.
Meat and seafood products are prepared for judges to sample during the first round UGA’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. CAES News
Flavor of Georgia Finalists 2020
Judges have selected 30 products to compete in the second and final round of the University of Georgia’s annual Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. Narrowed from a field of 117 products, the finalists will compete on April 7 in Athens with an awards ceremony following.