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Fall/Winter 2012

2013 Flavor of Georgia

Flavor of GeorgiaThe 2013 Flavor of Georgia contest will be held on March 11-12, 2013, at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta during the Governor's annual ag awareness week. Georgia-based entrepreneurs are invited to submit their products for the food product contest through February 8.

For more information, read the news release or visit the Flavor of Georgia website.

2013 Georgia Ag Forecast

2013 Georgia Ag ForecastThe 2013 Georgia Ag Forecast will celebrate the growing export market for Georgia's produce and the international impact of Georgia agriculture. The "Farm to Port" seminars will be held January 25-February 1 in locations statewide.

For more information, visit the Georgia Ag Forecast website.

2012 Holiday celebrations

Join faculty, staff and students to celebrate the Christmas holiday season at events in Athens, Griffin and Tifton.

  • December 7, Tifton — The annual Christmas breakfast will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 8:30 a.m. in the Tifton Campus Conference Center.
  • December 7, Griffin — The Christmas holiday breakfast will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Stuckey Auditorium.
  • December 18, Athens — This year's luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the ADS arena.

Risse named interim director of UGA's Marine Extension Service

Mark Risse, Georgia Power Professor of Water Resources in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering and at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, has been named interim director of the UGA Marine Extension Service. Read more in UGA Today.

Fight hunger with CAES

2012 Hunger BowlWhat: A canned food drive to stock the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's pantry before Thanksgiving.
Where: In the lobby of the CAES building (Athens) where you work or attend class.
When: Before Nov. 16.
Why: Because we are in the business of feeding people.

D.W. Brooks Awards and Lecture

The D.W. Brooks award winners for 2012 were recognized at the annual awards banquet on Tuesday, October 2 in the Magnolia Ballroom at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Ga. Different from past years, the D.W. Brooks Lecture was not delivered on the day of the awards banquet.

Dr. Daniel Hillel, the 2012 World Food Prize laureate and a 1950 graduate from the Agronomy Department at the University of Georgia, was this year's Brooks lecturer. The lecture was held on Thursday, November 8 at 11 a.m. in Masters Hall of the Georgia Center. A reception in the Masters Hall Foyer preceded the lecture from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Visit the D.W. Brooks Awards website.

CAES Staff Awards for Excellence

During the annual D.W. Brooks awards ceremony on October 2, 2012, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences presented awards to Athens-based staff.

Administrative/Professional Support— Pamela J. Brown

Pam BrownPamela J. Brown has been affiliated with the University of Georgia since 1988 when she returned to school to pursue a degree in history.

She joined the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in 1994 and worked as an accounting assistant and technical editor before moving into her current position.

In her present role, she assists the department head in running a diverse and complex department, managing 45 faculty and 60 temporary and classified staff at three locations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to handling all personnel issues, information technology and computer support, departmental reporting, faculty appointments, promotion and tenure, award and review processes, as well as ensuring the department is in compliance with university policies and procedures.

She also works closely with statewide faculty and staff to handle both routine and problem situations, and provides guidance on a multitude of issues.

Pam believes that her greatest purpose as a manager is to provide her faculty and staff with everything they need to be successful.

Technical Support — Donna Tucker

Donna TuckerDonna Tucker is a Christian, a wife, a mother and a lab technician — in that order. She loves God, is thankful for Jesus, her Savior, and attends Blacks Creek Baptist Church in Commerce, Ga. Tucker will have been married to her husband, Jay, for 33 years on October 6. She is the proud mother of two grown daughters, Annie and Jamie.

She graduated from Athens Area Technical School with a diploma in research laboratory technology in 1977, and has been employed by various laboratories at the University of Georgia since then. For the last 21 years, Tucker has worked in Dr. Wayne Parrott's lab in the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, a part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Athens campus.

Her main focus in the lab is soybeans. She is responsible for the initiation and maintenance of tissue culture, and the transformation of soybeans with desired genes.

She has helped introduce insect resistance and carotenoid production traits into soybean varieties. She is currently working with nematode resistance and other value added traits.

Skilled Trades Support — H. Ryan Crowe

Ryan CroweRyan Crowe is a graduate of the University of Florida where he majored in animal science.

While in college he was employed by Publix Super Markets in their meat department as well as the University of Florida's meat processing facility. Upon graduation Ryan continued employment with Publix as a meat manager.

In July 2002 he joined the University of Georgia's Meat Science Technology Center as the meat lab manager.

Since coming to the UGA, Ryan has expanded the operations of the facility to include increased research activities and projects, expanded the number of hands-on class labs, led numerous outreach and Extension programs, hosted annual state and district meat judging contests and expanded the retail sales market.

In July 2011 he married his wife Ashley, and in December they will welcome their first child — a baby boy named Cullum.

Photos from 2012 Sunbelt Ag Expo

UGA building at the Sunbelt Ag ExpoThe College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences showcased pollinators and peanuts at the UGA building during the 2012 Sunbelt Agricultural Expo held during October in Moultrie, Ga.

View scenes from the Sunbelt Expo.

Henry receives Athletic Association Professorship

Gerald Henry, Crop and Soil Sciences, received one of five professorships awarded by UGA's Athletic Association. His research focuses on the area of environmental turfgrass science with an emphasis on plant, pest and environment interactions. Henry's research program is dedicated to providing local and statewide support for golf course, home lawn and athletic field turf management. Read more in UGA Today.