Congratulations to Josh Griffin, Iron Horse Farm Manager, on being named Fireman of the Year for South Oconee County. The emergency responders in Oconee County are all volunteers and are one of the highest rated emergency response teams in the State.

We appreciate Josh's contributions to the community and the added dimension that he brings to his job from a fire safety and response standpoint.

Well done, Josh!


Dual Master's Students Attend Conference in Austria

Master’s students Carson Dann (third from right) and Brendan Fatzinger (fourth from right) recently attended the European Geophysical Union Conference in Vienna, Austria where Carson presented a poster on her thesis research.

Both students are participating in the Dual Master’s Degree with the University of Padova and are currently in Italy conducting their thesis research.

Carson’s advisor is Prof. Francesco Morari and Brendan’s advisor is Professor Antonio Berti.  Both are adjunct faculty in the Crop & Soil Sciences Department.


Dr. Lisa Baxter: New Extension Forage Agronomist

Dr. Baxter's primary role will be to help forage-based livestock producers find profitable and sustainable solutions to their forage production challenges.

She plans to create a forage Extension research program tailored to the unique needs of south Georgia producers.


  • Ph.D. Plant and Soil Sciences, Texax Tech University (2017)
  • M.S. Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia (2012)
  • B.S. Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berea College (2008)


Upcoming Events

The UGA CAES Alumni Association is hosting an Ag Dawgs After Hours networking and social event at Pretoria Fields Collective. Join CAES alumni and friends for an evening of Ag Dawg camaraderie and networking.
Apr 25
5:30PM - 7:30PM Ag Dawgs After Hours: Albany, Ga. Pretoria Fields Collective, Albany, GA
The CAES Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Alumni Day is a way to connect with other alumni, engage in the work of the association, and celebrate our volunteers and their accomplishments. Looking for ways to reconnect and volunteer? Join us to learn more about the opportunities with Alumni Enrichment, Communications and Social Media, Public Affairs, Development, or Student Connections (Athens, Tifton & Griffin campuses). We would love for you and your family and friends to be a part of the day! Families are invited to tour the UGA Tifton campus or participate in other family-friendly activities around Tifton during the meeting.  Following the program, we will all enjoy connecting during dinner and then ice cream and fireworks! 3:00 p.m. - Registration 3:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting and Alumni Day Begins 4:00 p.m. - Family and Friends not attending the meeting can tour UGA Tifton campus, dairy, and Future Farmstead 5:30 p.m. - Dinner Time! 7:30 p.m. - Ice cream social and fireworks - UGA Tifton Centennial Celebration Finale  
May 03
3:00PM - 9:00PM Alumni Day and Annual Meeting at UGA-Tifton Centennial Celebration UGA Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA
Convocation is a more personal ceremony in which undergraduate and graduate candidates of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are recognized by name on stage. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event is free, and tickets are not required, but registration is required.
May 09
9:00AM - 11:30AM CAES Convocation The Classic Center Grand Hall, Athens
Join us for this FREE event that allows eighth grade, high school and potential college transfer students interested in science, technology, animals, and more for a day with UGA Department of Poultry Science faculty as they showcase their specialty in the poultry science and avian biology industries through various interactive and hands-on sessions. Spots will fill quickly, so register today! Registration will close on May 1st, or when spots are full.
May 17
9:00AM - 3:00PM Poultry Science Open House UGA Poultry Research Center, Athens, GA
2019 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day
Jun 20
8:00AM - 2:00PM 2019 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
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