University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue - January 2016 CAES News
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue - January 2016
Samuel Pardue named Dean of UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Samuel Pardue, a noted poultry science researcher and administrator at North Carolina State University, has been named dean and director of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Todd Applegate will assume his new role as head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia Jan.  8. CAES News
Todd Applegate will assume his new role as head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia Jan.  8.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences hires Purdue University researcher to head Department of Poultry Science
Todd Applegate, associate head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Indiana’s Purdue University, has been tapped to lead the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science. He will take the helm starting on Jan. 8.
Members of the Tift County 4-H poultry judging team pose with their national championship plaques. CAES News
Members of the Tift County 4-H poultry judging team pose with their national championship plaques.
Tift County 4-H Poultry Judging Team celebrates national championship
Winning national championships is becoming routine for the Tift County 4-H Poultry Judging Team.
UGA Extension has researched-based resources for those who want to raise backyard chickens. CAES News
UGA Extension has researched-based resources for those who want to raise backyard chickens.
Avian influenza outbreak is concern for poultry industry, not general public, UGA poultry expert says
The current highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 outbreak in the United States is a concern for the commercial poultry industry, not the general population, says a University of Georgia poultry expert. Humans won’t be infected with avian influenza by eating chicken or other poultry products. Nearly all previous cases of human infections with other avian influenza viruses involved close, direct contact with infected poultry, but little to no direct transmission from person to person. While the HPAI H5 virus has caused some severe devastation for the U.S. commercial poultry industry, there have been no reports of infections in humans, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from this virus to be low.
Pictured is miscanthus grass used as bedding in a poultry house. CAES News
Pictured is miscanthus grass used as bedding in a poultry house.
Giant miscanthus grass an alternative for bedding in poultry houses
The growing poultry industry in Georgia has farmers searching for alternative bedding options for their birds. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension poultry scientist Claudia Dunkley recommends that growers use giant miscanthus grass as bedding in their poultry houses.
UGA peanut geneticist Peggy Ozias-Akins, director of the UGA Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, examines a peanut blossom. Ozias-Akin's lab on the UGA Tifton Campus focuses on female reproduction and gene transfer in plants. CAES News
UGA peanut geneticist Peggy Ozias-Akins, director of the UGA Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, examines a peanut blossom. Ozias-Akin's lab on the UGA Tifton Campus focuses on female reproduction and gene transfer in plants.
Top CAES faculty and staff honored at 2015 D.W. Brooks Awards
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will recognize nine of its finest next month with the D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence and the CAES Faculty and Staff Support Awards.