Upcoming Events

CAES Chats is a series of interactive online sessions between alumni, friends and UGA faculty members - present and past. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.   How has CAES changed since you were a student? What does student enrollment look like? How has COVID affected student life? Learn the answers to these questions and ask your own during our next CAES Chats with current students and administrators!   FeaturingJosef Broder (BSA - Agricultural Economics, ’71)CAES Associate Dean for Academic Affairs   Doug Bailey (BSA - Horticulture, ’80)CAES Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs   Alyssa Rauton (BSA - Avian Biology, ’21)CAES Alumni Association Board Undergraduate Student Rep, CAES Philanthropy Council member, Sigma Alpha First Vice President, National American Dairy Science Association – Student Affiliate Division President   Jackson Wadsworth (BSA - Agriculture and Applied Economics, ’20;BSA - Agribusiness, ’20)CAES Ambassador, Alpha Gamma Rho President, AGHON member, Blue Key member
Oct 22
1:00PM - 2:00PM CAES Chats with Academic Affairs https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocu6vqjojHNBPXxNzkLhWP0V7i1v3Gw6t
The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, together with UGA's Institute on Human Development and Disabilities, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, and UGArden, are excited to share the award-winning “Hearts of Glass” documentary to the university community. The film is about Vertical Harvest, an ambitious small business located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that combines high-tech local food production and meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Join a discussion with the filmmaker, Vertical Harvest employees, and Clarke County School District and UGA faculty.  Stream the film between Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 30, at showandtell.film/watch/uga and join the panel discussion at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Register for the free panel event here. Panelists:• Jennifer Tennican, Director and Producer of “Hearts of Glass"• Sean Stone, Senior Facilities Associate, Vertical Harvest• Kai Hoffman, Senior Grower of Vining Crops, Vertical Harvest • Jennifer Thomas, Special Education Teacher at Clarke County School District Moderator: • Jennifer Jo Thompson, Associate Research Scientist and Director, UGA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative Recently, Vertical Harvest and its CEO Nona Yehia have been named a CNN Champion for Change. This award profiles 10 innovators leading the charge to a better world with new ideas and groundbreaking solutions. Click here to view a promotional clip, or read the CNN article and view the three-minute segment specifically about Vertical Harvest.
Oct 23
10/23 9:00AM - 10/30 11:00PM Hearts of Glass: A Conversation About Growing Plants, Community and Inclusion https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/uga
Students are invited to join four panelists to learn about internship and career opportunities with Corteva.
Oct 28
12:00PM - 1:00PM Ag Dawgs at Work with Corteva https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduqurj4tEtJrhLn6mfyuRl8QVX6331nZ
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Congratulations to Franklin West (PHD ’08) for being named to this year's group!

Franklin D. West (PhD '08)
UGA Collegiate Horse Judging Team 2019
Photographed L-R: Madison Walker, Bailey Gibson, Jenna Farmer, Sam Ellis and Doug Mundrick.


The UGA Collegiate Horse Judging Team made first national contest appearance

The UGA Collegiate Horse Judging Team made their first national contest appearance in many years at the Ohio Quarter Horse Congress Judging Contest on October 16, 2019.  This contest is hosted by the largest one breed horse show in the country that has hosted the contest for 51 years!  

The contest serves as an ultimate test of the judging standards for a wide variety of performance events in the American Quarter Horse Association shows.  College students and youth evaluated 12 classes of top quality horses in classes such as conformation, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, equitation, western horsemanship, hunter hack, western riding, trail, reining, and ranch riding.  A possible 50 points per class was earned for perfectly aligning the horses as an official panel of AQHA judges placed the classes.  In the afternoon, the students individually addressed the judges with their reasoning for placing five classes from the morning.  Students could earn up to an additional 50 points/per reason set with excellent accuracy, correct terminology, and effective presentation skills.    

The Congress contest was won by West TX University from Canyon, TX, followed by Oklahoma State University.  The Dawgs finished just out of the top 5, placing sixth overall.  The five member team was composed of Samantha Ellis (Mechanicsville, VA), Jenna Farmer (Conyers, GA), Bailey Gibson (Nolensville, TN), Doug Mundrick (Madison, GA), and Madison Walker (Grayson, GA).  Each of the UGA students earned some personal “bests” in reasons and placings scores, but most noteworthy was their ability to score a 45 or above on the oral reasons.  The University of Georgia Animal and Dairy Science Department offers two courses on equine evaluation that started these students into the collegiate competitive world of horse judging.

Coached by Dr. Julia McCann, the entire team is grateful to the GA professionals and their horses that have been shared with the group.  The team is very appreciative of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science and the ADSC Department and Head Dr. Francis Fluharty for their support.  Another new team will be cultivated this spring for contests in TN and OK in April and May, 2020!