STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

UGA Weed Team Takes 3rd Place 

Congratulations to the UGA Weed Team for their 3rd place finish in the Southern Region Section of the National Weed Science Contest in Seymour, Illinois. The team place 8th overall (out of 67 teams) in the national rankings.

The National Weed Science Contest (affectionately known as the "Weed Olympics) is a joint activity between the Northeastern, North Central, Southern, and Western Weed Science Societies. The purpose of this national contest is to provide a competitive educational experience from which students from universities across the country can broaden their applied skills in Weed Science.

Members of the UGA Weed Team include (l-r in photo above): Camp Hand, Kayla Eason, Taylor Randell, Jacob Kalina, AJ Brown, Logan Dyer, and Nick Hurdle. The team is sponsored by Dr. Nick Basinger (current sponsor) and Dr. Eric Prostko (previous sponsor). The team is comprised of students from both the Athens and Tifton campuses and represent four Weed Science faculty members: Nick Basinger, Stanley Culpepper, Timothy Grey, and Gerald Henry.

DAWGS ABROAD

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.



Upcoming Events

Welcome back party for faculty, staff, and students sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association.  
Aug 20
5:30PM - 7:30PM UGA-Tifton Ag Dawg Kickoff Black Shank Pavilion, Tifton, GA
The J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center will host the Northeast Georgia Cotton and Soybean Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.
Aug 21
8:30AM - 1:00PM Northeast Georgia Cotton and Soybean Field Day J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville, GA
The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a historical initiative where Georgians will record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during late summer. You do not have to be an entomologist to be part of this important project! The census was designed for individuals, families, garden clubs, school groups, friends – ALL Georgians to participate.
Aug 23
08/23 8:00AM - 08/24 11:59PM The Great Georgia Pollinator Census Statewide, GA
There is no better way to welcome our new incoming freshmen and transfer students than food and fellowship. Come down to Rhodes Center for ADS in auditorium 101 to meet your fellow faculty and staff in the department. The event will be held at Rhode Center for ADS at 6:30 PM on August 27, 2019. You will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow students and even our Department Head! What's better than a free meal and making connections??
Aug 27
6:30PM - 8:00PM Animal and Dairy Science New Student Cookout Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science, auditorium 101, Athens, GA
An exciting way to kick off the new school year, the CAES Alumni Association annually hosts Ag Dawg Kickoff to welcome students, faculty, and staff to a new semester. The kickoff provides, food, entertainment, and student club exhibits. The event gives students, faculty, and staff a chance to interact as well as discover ways to get involved with activities at CAES.
Aug 28
6:00PM - 8:00PM Ag Dawg Kickoff UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, Athens, GA
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