Katrien Devos, professor at the University of Georgia, and her colleagues are collaborating with scientists from Kenya to improve the grain’s yield and quality.
“Breeding has traditionally been done, and is still often done, by selecting improved lines within existing cultivars,” she explained. “Breeders essentially rely on occasional spontaneous outcrossing events in which pollination occurs with pollen from a nearby growing variety rather than self-pollen to generate new combinations. We have been working with breeders in eastern Africa to bring finger millet breeding into the 21st century."
The University of Georgia’s Sustainable Food Systems Initiative is pleased to host the 2022 joint annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS).
The 2022 conference theme, “Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points Into Sustainable Food Systems,” is an invitation to envision a more sustainable and equitable future by critically engaging with the histories and legacies that have framed agricultural food landscapes over time. Cultivating connections means that we are active participants, called to dig in for the preparation of building fruitful relationships with one another to foster greater sustainability within the food system.
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Morgan Sysskind, CRSS student worker (supervised by Dr. George Vellidis) and incoming graduate student (advised by Dr. Cristiane Pilon) received the UGA-Tifton MVP student award and the Marie Gaskins Prince Scholarship at the UGA-Tifton graduation celebration ceremony held on Saturday, May 7.
The MVP Student Award was established in 2009 to honor undergraduate seniors who best exemplify the ideals of scholarship, professionalism and service. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission with winners announced at the Campus’ graduation receptions.
The Marie Gaskins Prince Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student from Berrien, Tift, Coffee or Lowndes counties.
Outstanding Graduate Student Scholar Award
Gurpreet Virk, Ph.D. student advised by Dr. John Snider, was awarded the CAES Alumni Outstanding Graduate Student Scholar Award at the 2022 CAES Student Awards and Leadership Banquet. The event was held on April 26, 2022 at the Georgia Center.
The CAES Alumni Association established this scholarship to recognize the outstanding Graduate Student Scholar within the college. This student has shown evidence of scholarly accomplishments throughout their graduate program.
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