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Costa Rica Study Abroad Provides Insight Into Climate Change

UGA students visited Volcano Arenal, an active volcano north of San Jose.
UGA students visited Volcano Arenal, an active volcano north of San Jose.

Participating in the avian biology study abroad program did more than introduce Lindsey Coleman to the beauty of Costa Rica; it demonstrated the effects of climate change in ways that go far beyond what she had learned in the classroom.

“The difference between hearing about it versus actually witnessing it is indescribable,” says the senior biological science major from Canton. “Seeing what is actually going on first-hand made me more passionate about this issue.”

For Adam Davis, an associate professor of poultry science who has been leading the trip for nine years, providing students that first-hand observation of climate change is a key goal of the program.

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Published January 26, 2016


Study Abroad Student Spotlight: Charice Stroud

Study Abroad Student Spotlight: Charice Stroud
Charice Stroud has accepted a position in marketing and sales with Dow AgroSciences.
Published January 29, 2016



Thousands Available in International Travel Scholarships
Applications for international travel scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students are currently being accepted through March 4th, 2016.
Published January 29, 2016


International Agriculture Certificate student Chris Reynolds visits the Sahara Desert during his internship in Morocco. Photo courtesey of Chris Reynolds.

Q&A with International Agriculture Certificate Student: Chris Reynolds
Chris spent 10 weeks of summer 2015 in Morocco fulfilling the internship for the International Agriculture Certificate.
Published January 28, 2016


Chicken

Poultry scientists at UGA reach beyond the nation's borders to help build food security
Poultry is playing an increasingly important role in feeding the planet’s growing population, which is expected to reach about 9 billion by 2050.

Published January 27, 2016


Photo: L-R Director of Institutional Advancement and Engagement Milton Flores, Dr. Amrit Bart, Dean Scott Angle , Dr. Kay Kelsey, and President of Zamorano University Jeffrey Lansdale.

2015 was a year of new partnerships and new plans for Office of Global Programs
Global Programs is building a robust global community for UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Published December 26, 2015


Photo: CAES graduate student Emily Urban, Office of Global Programs Associate Director Vicki McMaken and CAES undergraduate student Erin Burnett.

UGA agriculture students gain global perspective at World Food Prize
In the middle of this season of feasting and fętes, it can sometimes be easy to forget about the plight of people who struggle to have enough to eat.
Published December 16, 2015



Photo: Student Erin Burnett poses across the water from Sentinel Peak, South Africa.

Small Town meets Big World
Erin Burnett comes from Sale City, a small, rural community of less than 400 people in southwest Georgia.
Published December 08, 2015



Photo: Walter Ondicho Moturi, Emmanuellah Lekete, Marina Aferiba Tandoh and Yamin Kabir are studying in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Family and Consumer Sciences as part of the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development fellowship program.

BHEARD fellows pursue Norman Borlaug's legacy at UGA
This fall four agricultural scientists from Africa and Asia are working as part of the BHEARD Program at the University of Georgia.
Published November 12, 2015



Photo: Matthew Chappell OGP Travel Grants Catalyze International Engagement

Eleven UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Science faculty members received grants from the Faculty International Travel Funding Program last spring from the Office of Global Programs for summer travel.
Published November 05, 2015



Photo: Diversity graphic. Office of Global Programs Finalizes Strategic Plan

Office of Global Programs is already attacking their strategic plan’s priorities.
Published November 04, 2015



Esther Yeboah Akoto, a UGA master’s student working on control of Aflatoxin contamination in peanuts using composting as part of the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab research grant. Q&A with Esther Yeboah Akoto, MSc. Candidate

Esther has been working on control of Aflatoxin contamination in peanuts using composting as part of the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab research grant.
Published October 27, 2015



Emily Urban, a master’s student in agricultural and environmental education, was among those attending the fall reception sponsored by the Office of Global Programs. OGP fall social strengthens international ties

CAES is one of the leading colleges in international engagement at UGA with more than 40 international partnerships and 30 percent of its students studying abroad.
Published October 26, 2015



Photo: Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram World Food Prize laureate to give D.W. Brooks Lecture at UGA World Food Prize laureate to give D.W. Brooks Lecture at UGA

Sanjaya Rajaram helped to bring about improved crop varieties and save lives globally with better food security.
Published October 26, 2015



Joanna at the historic World Heritage site, Machu Picchu in Peru Q&A: International Ag Certificate Student's Internship in Ecuador

Joanna Smith fulfilled the internship requirement for the International Agriculture Certificate by spending eight weeks in Ecuador at the La Hesperia Biological Station.
Published October 13, 2015



Photo: Romania Maymester Signage Exciting New CAES Study Abroad Opportunity

Take advantage of your chance to spend 2-weeks immersing yourself in a rural Romanian community documenting the impact of Heifer International projects on your host family.
Published October 13, 2015



Brad K Hounkpati is shown in his UGA office with images of his lady bug collection shown on his computer screen. International Graduate Research

In 2015, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) expanded a program that funds graduate student research travel, with remarkable results.
Published October 05, 2015


UGA agricultural economist Nick Magnan and his colleague Grace Motey interview women who work buying and selling peanuts at a market in Ghana. International Development

Economist Nick Magnan is working with Heifer International and the Feed the Future Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab.

Published October 02, 2015



Rachel Wigginton, who is pursuing her master's degree in agricultural and environmental education. International Agriculture Certificate students share stories

Over the 25 years that the UGA CAES has offered its Certificate in International Agriculture, more than 125 certificate students have traveled to dozens of countries throughout the world.
Published September 17, 2015


The first place winner of the 2015 Ag Abroad Photo Contest. Fifth annual Ag Abroad Photo Contest brings the world to the UGA

These students’ photos are representative of an expanded worldview, unique educational opportunities and life-changing travel experiences.
Published June 25, 2015



UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Science Dean J. Scott Angle, PMIL Director Dave Hoisington, Food for Kids Ag Research Specialist Will Sheard, Meds and Food for Kids agronomist Jean Phillipe Dorzin and UGA peanut pathologist Bob Kemerait. CAES administrators visit Haiti with Feed the Future PMIL

Sometimes the most impactful research is conducted on the farms and in the countries that will be most affected by the work.
Published June 24, 2015



Sushil Yadav, a Borlaug Fellow who spent four months at the University of Georgia Center for Applied Genetic Technologies working with Zenglu Li Borlaug Fellows Enhance Food Security in Home Countries

International agriculture scientists work with UGA faculty to help improve food security back home.
Published June 15, 2015



CAES faculty ready themselves for a summer of international travel

In an effort to increase international collaboration on research and outreach projects, the Office of Global Programs at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has awarded its 2015 international travel grants for college faculty.
Published May 18th, 2015


UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to host students from Vietnam

The University of Georgia is more than 9,000 miles away from where most Vietnamese college students pursued their undergraduate degrees, but representatives from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences want it to be on the top of their list of possible graduate schools.
Published May 7, 2015


Associate Dean and Director of the Office Global Programs Amrit Bart meets with Ghana Ambassador Joseph Henry Smith. Ghana Ambassador: Honorary Consulate Considered for Atlanta

Ghanaian Ambassador Joseph Henry Smith meets with UGA CAES Office of Global Programs Associate Dean Amrit Bart to discuss poultry initiatives in this article featured in Global Atlanta.
Published April 30, 2015


Associate Dean and Director of the Office Global Programs Amrit Bart, Kanemasu Award recipient Emily Urban, and Edward T. and Karen Kanemasu at International Agriculture day 2015. Global Outreach Celebrated at International Agriculture Reception

CAES students are set to embark on the adventure of the lifetime this summer — traveling to Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe to learn about agriculture and the environment.
Published April 30, 2015


Photo: Video conference class tackles agricutlural issues. Students tackle global conversations on agriculture

The course provides a space for people from different cultures to come together and discuss some of the most heated topics facing the agriculture today.
Published April 23, 2015


Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell University Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition, will speak Tuesday, April 7, at the Georgia Museum of Art as part of this year’s International Agriculture Day event. International Agriculture Day Speaker To Discuss Ending Malnutrition

The world has the means to eliminate hunger and malnutrition, but accomplishing this task requires convincing international policy-making groups to focus their energies on that common goal.
Published March 17, 2015


Photo: Darold Batzer (L) and Leonardo Maltchik of Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos at a wetland in southern Brazil. They are beginning a collaboration on wetland invertebrate ecology research. OGP Travel Fund Sends Faculty To Brazil, Vietnam and New Zealand

The Office of Global Programs Faculty International Traveling Funding Program is already under way with an application deadline of April 1.
Published March 17, 2015


Photo: OGP Advisory Team members Maria Navarro (l) and Joe Broder (r) collaborate at Global Programs strategic planning retreat. UGA Office of Global Programs Establishes Advisory Team

An advisory team that includes top University of Georgia administrators and faculty has been established to provide guidance to OGP.
Published March 17, 2015


Photo: Scott NeSmith visits with growers in Peru to examine blueberry varieties currently being grown there and to establish test sites for UGA blueberry germplasm. UGA’s Blueberry Program Goes Global

UGA horticulture professor Scott NeSmith helps lead Georgia to the top of the nation in blueberry production in 2014.
Published March 17, 2015


Vietnamese Graduate Student Recruitment Begins

CAES has a new opportunity to strengthen the college’s relationship with Southeast Asia and recruit Vietnam’s top graduate students to complete their doctoral degrees at UGA.
Published March 17, 2015


Photo: Faustine Sonon Q&A: CAES Student interns in Bangkok

Faustine Sonon a CAES food science and technology major, interned with the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand last summer.
Published February 17, 2015


Photo: Borlaug Fellows Agnes Mwangwela from Malawi and Joelle Kajuga from Rwanda Office of Global Programs hosts African Borlaug Fellows

Norman E. Borlaug visiting researchers are working to ensure the safety of the peanut crop in Africa with the help of UGA CAES.
Published January 2, 2015


The Office of Global Programs celebrates a year of enhancing international cooperation

As the faculty and students of the University of Georgia CAES look back on 2014, one thing that may stand out is the number of days they spent traveling.
Published December 24, 2014


Photo: International Agriculture Certificate student Camden Lowrance

International Agriculture Certificate student's experience overseas
Studying overseas was an eye-opening experience for University of Georgia graduate student Camden Lowrance.
Published December 22, 2014


Photo: Dr. Amrit Bart

Amrit Bart's goal is to build connections
Global Programs director plans to expand international relationships.
Published December 8, 2014



Mini Summit

Asian, American scientists work together for safer food supply
A group of scientists from China, Taiwan and Japan attend the Seventh Annual Mini Summit on Food, Policy and the Environment.
Published October 16, 2014


Chinese Summit

International scientists to share research at October in Tifton
The CAES Office of Global Programs will host more than 25 scientists from China, Taiwan and Japan.
Published October 01, 2014


Mercy Butao, from Malawi, Africa, checks out peanuts during a stop on this year's Georgia Peanut Tour.

Georgia Peanut Tour a major attraction for international farmers
Peanut production in the United States approaches 5,000-7,000 per acre.
Published September 25, 2014



The Office of Global Programs participates in Rock Eagle meeting with PMIL

Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab Team Meeting at Rock Eagle
PMIL hosted over 35 national and international project partners for an intensive whirlwind of events throughout Georgia USA.
Published August 21, 2014


Ross partners on USAID and NSF research project
Dr. Ken Ross (Associate Professor, Entomology) is a partner on one of 39 Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science projects recently awarded.
Published August 20th, 2014


Photo: James (Jamie) Rhoads, Assistant Director Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab

New Assistant Director of PMIL
We are pleased to announce that James (Jamie) Rhoads has officially joined as the Assistant Director of the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL).
Published July 21, 2014


Photo: Former President Clinton at Accesso Peanut Enterprise Corporation launch in Haiti

Clinton Foundation’s launch of Haiti peanut depot
The Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab participates in Accesso Peanut Enterprise Corporation Launch with former President Clinton.
Published July 3, 2014


Photo: Strategic Planning Group for the Office of Global Programs

Office of Global Programs Builds Strategic Vision
Retreat focuses on path towards CAES recognition for depth, diversity and quality of its international engagement.
Published June 26, 2014


Thailand Reserach Fund and UGA Representatives sign partnership agreement

Thailand Research Fund partners with UGA
The institutions signed a partnership for collaboration on international agriculture education and research.
Published May 28th, 2014


Photo Contest Winner

2014 Agriculture Abroad Photo Contest
The CAES Ag Abroad student photo contest winner was announced at International Agriculture Day reception.
Published April 16th, 2014


Amrit Bart Director of the Office of Global Programs

Amrit Bart Director of Office of Global Programs
CAES has new assistant dean for international affairs and director of the Office of Global Programs.
Published April 14, 2014


Dean Angle and Dr. Kanemasu at International Agriculture Day

International Agriculture Day Reception
Ed Kanemasu's legacy was celebrated by the CAES at the 2014 International Agriculture Day.
Published April 09, 2014


Photo: An agricultural delegation from the Republic of Mali

Malian agricultural delegation returns to the University of Georgia
An agricultural delegation from the Republic of Mali visited the University of Georgia and meet with faculty and administrators.
Published on January 30, 2014


SHOU Delegation Students

CAES Hosts SHOU Delegation
Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) delegation visited the University of Georgia to participate in a summer intensive English program.
Published Summer 2013


CAES Team Visits UGA Costa Rica to Evaluate Sustainability
UGA Professors were asked to assess opportunities for developing programming in sustainable agriculture.
Published Summer 2013


Charnai Ross in China

International Agriculture Certificate Students Abroad
Students Keneisha Harrington, Alyson Wells, and Charnae Ross update us on pursuing their Certificates in International Agriculture.
Published Summer 2013


Victoria LeBeaux and Dr. Ed Kanemasu in 2006

International Agriculture Certificate Alumna Update
Victoria LeBeaux, who earned her Certificate in International Agriculture in May 2006, recently completed her PhD from Iowa State University.
Published Summer 2013


MS Candidate Thompson Conducts Program Evaluation in Haiti
Will Thompson, M.S. Candidate, Agricultural & Applied Economics, spent the summer in Haiti working on a program evaluation for Global Health Action.
Published Summer 2013


Fonsah Participates in Faculty Exchange Program in France
During June 2013, Ensendugue Greg Fonsah traveled to France to participate in an EU-US Atlantis Program faculty exchange to Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais.
Published Summer 2013


Diego Barcellos in Brazil among the trees

MS Candidate Barcellos Conducts Research in Brazil
Diego Barcellos conducted a field experiment in Porto Alegre, Brazil, using trees to remediate contaminated soil.
Published Summer 2013


Parrott Hosts Ecuadorian Students for Summer Internships
Army Polytechnic School (ESPE) Quito, Ecuador students Eve Quiroz and Jare Dominique, conducted summer internships at UGA.
Published Summer 2013


Douce Presents Seminars in France and Switzerland
Co-Director of UGA's Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health conducts visit focused on collaboration and information sharing.
Published Summer 2013


Walid Alali recipient of the 2013 Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award Alali Wins 2013 International Young Researcher Award
Congratulations to Walid Alali recipient of the 2013 Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award.
Published Summer 2013


Billy Carballo, a student from the University of Lleida in Spain

Kerr Hosts Intern from Lleida, Spain for Summer Research Internship
Billy Carballo, a University of Lleida student from Spain interned at UGA on the project: Development and Evaluation of Avocado Oil Processing.
Published Summer 2013


Graduation Day-Uganda

Agricultural Training Activities in Uganda
Sam Ingram and Bob Waldorf conduct a half-day conference to educate 12 farmers in Uganda about the basic principles of agriculture.
Published Summer 2013


4-H Youth Explore the Culture and Ecosystems of the Caribbean

4-H Youth Explore the Culture and Ecosystems of the Caribbean
UGA Faculty members and twelve 4-H youth visited Puerto Rico as part of the 4-H Global Citizenship and Environmental Experience.
Published Summer 2013

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