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UGA Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker is researching ways to spread risk with cotton harvests in response to natural disasters. CAES News
Field Day
Cotton and peanut farmers and industry personnel are invited to the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, on the UGA Tifton campus.
UGA Extension is looking for citizen scientist to help with the first-ever statewide census of pollinators, the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, on Aug. 23-24. CAES News
Pollinator Census
With just 15 minutes and proximity to any blooming plant, Georgians can help University of Georgia Cooperative Extension researchers gain a clearer picture of pollinator health across our state.
Field days like this one “serve as a direct conduit between growers, agents and scientists,” says Mark McCann, assistant dean for UGA Cooperative Extension. Field days also allow UGA specialists to share their research and farmers to gain knowledge, all with the benefit of improving Georgia agriculture. CAES News
Midville Field Day
The University of Georgia Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SREC) in Midville, Georgia, will host its annual field day on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
A student at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Harris County, Georgia, practices counting pollinators in advance of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, Aug. 23-24. Georgians who want to join the count should sign up at ggapc.org. CAES News
Pollinator Census
This August, more than 900 Georgians will make history by participating in the first citizen-powered census of pollinators in the United States.
More Georgia students, like these at City Park Elementary in Dalton, Georgia, are learning science, technology, engineering, art and math by planting and tending school gardens. CAES News
STEAM Studies
School gardens can be an integral part of a school’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) curriculum.
UGA attendees at AIARD meeting: (L-R) K.C. Das, professor of engineering; Amrit Bart, director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs; Chandler Murray, master’s student in agricultural and environmental education; Chandler Levinson, doctoral candidate in plant breeding, genetics and genomics; Hiram Larew, UGA alumnus; and Fawad Khan, doctoral candidate in entomology. CAES News
CAES Fulbright
From the time he left high school, University of Georgia doctoral candidate Fawad Khan knew he wanted to use his interest in biology to help farmers.