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Plant geneticist Edward Buckler, a researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and an adjunct professor in plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University, will deliver the talk for this year’s Brooks Lecture and Awards, entitled “Advancing Agriculture: Leveraging Quantitative Genetics and Genomics to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Emissions.” CAES News
Six UGA faculty to be honored at annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards
Plant geneticist Edward Buckler will give insight into how quantitative genetics and genomics hold the potential for greater agricultural sustainability when he presents the keynote for this year’s D.W. Brooks Lecture. The annual event, which will recognize six University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension faculty, will be held in Mahler Hall at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
Gov. Brian Kemp and UGA President Jere W. Morehead,. middle, are joined by university and state dignitaries for the ribbon cutting of the Poultry Science Building. (Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) CAES News
UGA dedicates new Poultry Science Building
A new home for the University of Georgia’s next generation of poultry scientists and industry leaders officially opened its doors on Oct. 6 as the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences dedicated its new Poultry Science Building. “The University of Georgia is a land-grant institution that serves our entire state through teaching, research and service, and UGA’s strong relationship with the poultry industry exemplifies this land-grant mission,” President Jere W. Morehead said.
Each year, hundreds of international researchers — from master’s degree students to academic faculty — apply to come to the University of Georgia to work in a wide range of academic fields. CAES News
UGA faculty excellence attracts international researchers across disciplines
Each year, hundreds of international researchers — from master’s degree students to academic faculty — apply to come to the University of Georgia to work in a wide range of academic fields. In the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, dozens of international research scholars work with faculty on important research that furthers the CAES mission while benefiting visiting scholars.
Invasion of the ear snatchers CAES News
Pod people: Invasion of the ear snatchers
In honor of International Podcast Day on Sept. 30, we are highlighting a few shows out of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension. You will find Cultivating Curiosity, All About the Pod and Two Agents & the FACS wherever you get your podcasts.
President emeritus of the Georgia Poultry Federation keeps things sunny side up. CAES News
The inimitable Abit Massey
In the 1944 Athens High School yearbook, the quote beside senior Abit Massey’s name reads, “He who is persistent in his work, success will crown.” Now, nearly 80 years later, Massey is still going strong, still adhering to that simple credo, having assembled an even longer and more impressive list of accomplishments, experiences, colleagues, protégés and friends along the way.
Graduating students celebrate during the Commencement Ceremony at Sanford Stadium. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
UGA three-year fundraising average hits record $235.1 million
Donors have long been a powerful source of progress at the University of Georgia, and the past year was no exception. Private donations to UGA in fiscal year 2023 reached $242.8 million, the second-highest fundraising total in the university’s history. Fiscal year 2023 donations created 16 faculty positions, 150+ scholarships and 300+ endowed funds.