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Virk & Chai Honored at ASABE Annual Meeting

Simer Virk (above, left) IPA team member and Crop and Soil Sciences faculty member, received an Outstanding Reviewer Award at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting held in Houston, Texas.

This award is presented to a few selected individuals (from over 800+ reviewers) to recognize their contribution towards ensuring quality and timely review of publications in the ASABE journals. 

Lilong Chai (above, right), IPA team member and faculty member in the Poultry Science department, received the 2022 ASABE Outstanding Associate Editor Award and the 2021 ASABE Sunkist Young Designer Award during the 2022 ASABE meeting. at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting held in Houston, Texas.

Additionally, Chai was elected President-Elect of the Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological, and Food Engineers (AOCABFE).


Sapkota Awarded 2nd Place in Poster Competition

Madan Sapkota, M.S. student advised by Dr. Simer Virk, won second place in the M.S. Poster Competition at the American Peanut and Research Society's (APRES) annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.

Sapkota presented his work on selection of optimal spray parameters and utilization of precision spray technologies for pesticide applications in peanut.

Robin Buell, GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics, works in a plant growth chamber. Buell received nearly $800,000 in funding to study the genome of tepary bean in an effort to address climate-related difficulties faces in production of common bean. CAES News
UGA genomicist seeks to offset climate impacts on important food crop
The common bean — which includes many varieties of dry beans, from navy and black beans to red, pinto and green beans — are an important nutritional source for many world populations. However, rapidly changing climate conditions are making them increasingly difficult to grow in many locations due to high temperatures and susceptibility to diseases and pests.
Irrigator Pro App Credits Austn CAES News
Smart irrigation scheduling benefits producers
As climate variability increasingly affects producers across the Southeastern U.S., Wes Porter spends a lot of time thinking about water — specifically, crop irrigation — and how available tools can benefit farmers threefold.
The staff at the University of Georgia's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center will host their annual corn boil and farm tour on June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the farm will be followed by a community corn boil. CAES News
UGA research farms open gates to the public this summer
Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming.

Georgia Precision Ag on Twitter


Calling all first year and transfer students! Join us on August 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Conner Hall lobby to learn more about CAES clubs/organizations, student resources and programs. The night will be filled with networking, ice cream sundaes, popcorn and free giveaways!  
Aug 18
5:30PM - 7:00PM Orientation 2.0 Conner Hall, ATHENS, GA
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Ag Dawg Kickoff hosted by the UGA CAES Alumni Association. FREE dinner from one of five food trucks. CAES student organizations and programs will have information available. Listen to the Redcoats play and snap a photo with Hairy Dawg. Students should bring their UGA ID card. T-shirts for the first 600 students.
Aug 24
6:00PM - 8:00PM Ag Dawg Kickoff UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, Athens, GA
The D.W. Brooks Awards recognize faculty who make outstanding contributions to the college's critical mission areas.  Speaker Dr. Alison Van EenennaamProfessor of Cooperative Extension, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis Lecture Title Science Friction: Can effective communication save genome editing from the fate of GMOs?
Nov 08
3:30PM - 5:00PM DW Brooks Lecture and Awards Georgia Center For Continuing Education, ATHENS, GA
More information coming soon!
Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
The 2023 Ag Forecast will be held January 27, 2023 in Tifton, Georgia. 
Jan 27
8:00AM - 11:59PM Ag Forecast 2023
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