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Phyllicia Thomas CAES News
A Remarkable Journey
When Phyllicia Thomas walked across the stage to accept her degree in environmental law in December 2023, it was the culmination of two journeys — one toward a dream set upon as a high school student and the other an unforeseen detour she navigated with determination and the steadfast support of her family. Thomas embarked on the second journey just over a year after graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management in May 2019.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers Sharon Kane and Becky Griffin put together a map displaying the economic value of pollinators to spread awareness about the impact of pollinators and the necessity of continued conservation. (Photo by Chamberlain Smith/UGA) CAES News
Economics of Pollination
From beetles to butterflies, pollinators are a beautiful and integral part of nature. However, these tiny creatures may be more economically important to agricultural and ecological systems than previously thought. In a recent project by the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development at the University of Georgia, economist Sharon Kane and plant protection expert Becky Griffin have put together a powerful map displaying the economic importance of pollinators across Georgia.  
The Arch seen through the columns of the Holmes Hunter Building. (Photo by Dorothy Kozkowski/UGA) CAES News
UGA Economic Impact
The University of Georgia’s economic impact on the state surged to a record $8.1 billion in 2023, according to a new study that measures the value of the university’s teaching, research and public service. Growth in the number of alumni at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a thriving research and innovation ecosystem and award-winning public service and outreach programs all contributed to the record level of impact by Georgia’s flagship institution of higher education.
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Nick Place, UGA Extension Agent Black Carter, Georgia Farmer of the Year Bruce Redmond, and Assistant Dean for Extension Mark McCann gather after Redmond was awarded. (Photo by Maggie Wooten) CAES News
2024 Georgia Farmer of the Year
Building on the foundation set by his father in Effingham County, Shiloh Farms owner Bruce Redmond has expanded his operation through innovation and dedication, earning him the honor of 2024 Georgia Farmer of the Year, presented at the 2024 Georgia Ag Forecast in Tifton, Georgia, on Jan. 26. Nominated by Blake Carter, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Effingham County, Redmond assumed full ownership and operation of Shiloh Farms in 2018.
Illustrated by Katie Walker and Megan McCoy CAES News
Shaping the Culture of Learning
There are more than 20,000 living alumni of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Among them are U.S. representatives, renowned environmental scientists, governors, leaders of national corporations, and a host of successful agricultural producers, among leaders in many other professions. Despite the differences in their college experiences and career trajectories, for many of these alumni, there is one unifying individual in their memories of CAES: Josef Broder.
UGA School of Law’s 3+3 program partners with CAES to accelerate students' education by early application to UGA’s School of Law. CAES News
CAES and Law
On the University of Georgia Athens campus, only half a mile separates Conner Hall, the administrative home of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the UGA School of Law, currently heralded as the nation’s best value in legal education. Despite the proximity of these two powerhouses in higher education, the journey from undergraduate education to a law school acceptance letter may seem like a much greater distance.
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H-2A Program
As an essential part of the U.S. agricultural industry, the H-2A program offers a lifeline for farmers facing seasonal labor shortages. The program enables them to hire migrant workers on a temporary basis when attempts to hire domestic workers are unsuccessful. Yet, as the agricultural sector navigates the delicate balance between productivity and financial viability, the high costs associated with the H-2A program present a very real and present challenge for farmers striving to sustain their operations.
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2024 Georgia Ag Forecast
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension are pleased to announce that registration for the 2024 Georgia Ag Forecast is now open. The annual seminar has become a staple for agribusiness and producers, offering the latest research and insights from UGA faculty to help them prepare for the upcoming year. The annual event is scheduled for Jan. 26 at the UGA Tifton Conference Center on the UGA Tifton campus, and it will also be live streamed to virtual registrants.
First-year student Jay Lavender came to UGA because of its Hospitality and Food Industry Management program. UGA ranks No. 1 among public universities and No. 4 among all public and private universities on niche.com’s 2023 rankings of colleges with a hospitality management program. (Photo by Abbey Benefield) CAES News
HFIM
As the second-largest economic contributor to the Georgia economy after agriculture, hospitality and tourism workforce development is critical. The University of Georgia is addressing the need and preparing the workforce of the future through partnerships and experiential learning. The UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, a showcase for best practices in hospitality and tourism, collaborates with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the bachelor’s degree program in hospitality and food industry management.