The UGA Vegetable Team works collaboratively to take a sustainable approach in tackling important issues facing Georgia's vegetable producers.

Members of the team reach growers through Georgia Extension agents, as well as partnering with such groups as the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Georgia Watermelon Growers Association and Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association.




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CAES partners with Agrify to grow vertical farming efforts
Thanks in part to a new partnership between the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Agrify, a company that produces vertical farming units, the controlled environment agriculture program at CAES has established two large-scale vertical farms on campus.
“My goal for this year is to touch base with as many teachers as I can, making sure they have the resources they need for their school gardens so we can get on track,” said UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator Becky Griffin. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Farm to School Month grows student understanding of agriculture
October is National Farm to School Month, and this year students will learn more about a leafy green that is packed with nutrition through the theme “Spinach to Win It.” Farm to School Month is coordinated by Georgia Organics in partnership with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and other institutions. Together, they focus on a specific crop to help students across the state learn more about agriculture and how food ends up on their plates.
UGA horticulture Professor Marc van Iersel's research focuses on developing sustainable and cost-effective ways to ensure that crops — such as these turnip plants in a grow room at his greenhouses — get the amount of light they need to grow. CAES News
Controlled environment agriculture poised to become a growth industry
Next time you sit down to a crisp, green salad take a little time to think about where your leafy greens come from. Traditional agriculture is highly weather dependent, and many producers of high-value crops are shifting over from field production to controlled environment agriculture.
UGA plant pathologist Bhabesh Dutta examines onion seedlings in research facilities on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
New “onion devourer” bacteria found by UGA researchers
University of Georgia researchers have identified a new species of bacteria, which they have named Pseudomonas alliivorans — from “allium vorans,” which translates as onion devourer or eater.

Vegetable Team Calendar

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena. This event will be a drop-in and lunches will be distributed for the duration of the event.
Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
During this public webinar, Dean Nick Place will review CAES accomplishments from the last calendar year and provide updates on our goals for the future as we enter 2023. To hear more about where we've been, where we are and where we're going together, please register for the event. 
Dec 07
8:30AM - 9:30AM 2022 State of the College https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iGbwxw5qQaikieygfCyFYg
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Convocation Ceremony will take place on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Graduating students must register by December 4th in order to participate. Convocation is a more personal ceremony in which undergraduate and graduate candidates of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are recognized by name on stage. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event is free, and tickets are not required. The fall convocation ceremony typically takes about one hour. Convocation is intentionally scheduled between the two commencement ceremonies to allow students time to attend both commencement and convocation. For questions regarding CAES Convocation registration, please contact Kelly King at ksking@uga.edu.  
Dec 16
12:00PM - 11:59PM CAES Convocation Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA
The 2023 Ag Forecast will be held January 27, 2023 in Tifton, Georgia. 
Jan 27
8:00AM - 11:00AM Ag Forecast 2023
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