The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and several Georgia Congressional Offices  are pleased to offer several 12-week summer fellowship opportunities for students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from May 16 - August 5, 2022. Students serve as liaisons while in Washington, D.C. Interested in learning more and applying this semester? Come visit with 2021 Congressional Ag Fellow Brooke Raniere and learn more about the application process and experiences of a Congressional Ag Fellow! Dinner will be provided! The meeting will take place in room 104 in Conner Hall at 5:30 p.m. on January 25th, 2022.
Jan 25
5:30PM - 6:30PM Congressional Agricultural Fellowship Informational Session Conner Hall, ATHENS, GA
From January 19-March 2, there will be four presentations from agriculture and sustainability entrepreneurs about their experiences.  This speaker series will be global in scope, touch all facets of the business cycle, and will feature speakers in the top of their fields.  January 19 - 5:00 p.m. - Leonardo Menegatti will talk about how he built his ag-tech company, InCeres, into an industry leader in Brazil. February 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Pete Oberle will talk about how his regenerative agriculture venture capital fund, Trailhead Capital, invests in new technologies.   February 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Joe Heilman will talk about how he went from early employee to general manager of Intelligent Ag Solutions, growing it into a company that was bought by AGCO in 2021.   March 2 - 6:00 p.m.- Julie Levenson, banker, lawyer, and consultant, will talk about her role in helping startups find their best exits.  All students are invited to attend these virtual seminars. Each presentation will be on Zoom.
Feb 02
6:00PM - 7:00PM Start, Sustain, Succeed: A Speaker Series for the Young Entrepreneur https://zoom.us/j/3932799772
From January 19-March 2, there will be four presentations from agriculture and sustainability entrepreneurs about their experiences.  This speaker series will be global in scope, touch all facets of the business cycle, and will feature speakers in the top of their fields.  January 19 - 5:00 p.m. - Leonardo Menegatti will talk about how he built his ag-tech company, InCeres, into an industry leader in Brazil. February 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Pete Oberle will talk about how his regenerative agriculture venture capital fund, Trailhead Capital, invests in new technologies.   February 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Joe Heilman will talk about how he went from early employee to general manager of Intelligent Ag Solutions, growing it into a company that was bought by AGCO in 2021.   March 2 - 6:00 p.m.- Julie Levenson, banker, lawyer, and consultant, will talk about her role in helping startups find their best exits.  All students are invited to attend these virtual seminars. Each presentation will be on Zoom.
Feb 16
6:00PM - 7:00PM Start, Sustain, Succeed: A Speaker Series for the Young Entrepreneur https://zoom.us/j/3932799772
From January 19-March 2, there will be four presentations from agriculture and sustainability entrepreneurs about their experiences.  This speaker series will be global in scope, touch all facets of the business cycle, and will feature speakers in the top of their fields.  January 19 - 5:00 p.m. - Leonardo Menegatti will talk about how he built his ag-tech company, InCeres, into an industry leader in Brazil. February 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Pete Oberle will talk about how his regenerative agriculture venture capital fund, Trailhead Capital, invests in new technologies.   February 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Joe Heilman will talk about how he went from early employee to general manager of Intelligent Ag Solutions, growing it into a company that was bought by AGCO in 2021.   March 2 - 6:00 p.m.- Julie Levenson, banker, lawyer, and consultant, will talk about her role in helping startups find their best exits.  All students are invited to attend these virtual seminars. Each presentation will be on Zoom.
Mar 02
6:00PM - 7:00PM Start, Sustain, Succeed: A Speaker Series for the Young Entrepreneur https://zoom.us/j/3932799772
FABricate is an entrepreneurial pitch contest hosted by CAES where students develop their idea for a new food product, new agricultural technology, new food or agricultural-related business or new environmental or sustainable business. This contest is open to all UGA students and they can compete as individuals or as teams of up to five. FABricate participants have the opportunity to win grand prize of $10,000. Students have the opportunity to receive mentoring and resources developing ideas in the competition's following categories: New Food Product: any new, original food product. Products should have a high potential for being marketed and sold on a commercial basis. For this category, the actual item does not have to be developed, but teams are encouraged to develop a prototype or proof of concept, if possible, depending on the nature of the project.  Agricultural Technology: any type of new product or service that would be used in a business related to agriculture. For this category, the actual item does not have to be developed but teams are encouraged to develop a prototype or proof of concept, if possible, depending on the nature of the project. Proposed products or services should have the potential for being manufactured and sold on a commercial basis. Agricultural or Food-related Business: ideas for new businesses that involve food or agriculture. The proposal should include ideas for businesses that do not currently exist, that are creative and enterprising. Business in this category will likely be experience or service related. Environmental or Sustainable Business: ideas for new businesses that involve the environment or an enterprise that capitalizes on having minimal negative impacts on the global or local environment. Businesses in this category offer progressive environmental and/or human rights ideas in the form of a service or product. Visit the FABricate webpage to learn more about the contest and deadlines/dates of events leading up to the final pitch!
Mar 28
All Day FABricate Contest - Final Pitch
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience at an undergraduate level. This year's symposium will be held from 12:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Conner Hall. Students may identify their preference for giving either an oral presentation or presenting a poster when they submit their abstract. Griffin and Tifton students will have the option of a Zoom presentation from their campus or participating in person in an oral or poster presentation session. Awards will be presented at the CAES Student Leadership and Awards Banquet.  
Apr 06
12:30PM - 4:45PM CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium Conner Hall, ATHENS, GA
This year's CAES Student Awards and Leadership Banquet will be held on April 26, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on campus at the Georgia Center. Students will be recognized for their outstanding achievements and exceptional leadership throughout the year. Additionally, Ms. Sarah Cook, CAES Alumni Board President, will speak at the event. 
Apr 26
6:00PM - 8:00PM CAES Student Awards and Leadership Banquet Georgia Center For Continuing Education, ATHENS, GA