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April 24, 2020

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Engineering student wins UGA FABricate entrepreneurial contest with alcohol percentage detector


Many businesses are formed to solve problems for others, but one engineering student’s prize-winning idea spurred from a challenge he faced in his own kombucha business.
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UGA’s student community farm continues to provide produce to those in need, plants for home gardeners


At UGArden, the University of Georgia’s student community farm, plots of lettuce, kale, beets, carrots and greens planted during the winter wait to be harvested. Despite the absence of dozens of student workers due to the campus closure prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, a handful of staff at the garden are keeping fresh produce flowing out into the community to benefit food-insecure families.
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Prepare food safely to avoid foodborne illness while sheltering in place


Usual daily routines have been disrupted by the current COVID-19 crisis and many people are spending more time cooking at home than before. While our health is always on our minds, it is important to maintain safe food handling at this time so our lives are not further complicated by foodborne illness. 
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More than 45 Georgia counties participate in Georgia 4-H Virtual Project Achievement


More than 425 fourth, fifth and sixth graders participated in Georgia 4-H’s recent Virtual Cloverleaf Project Achievement contest. In response to the cancellation of five area Project Achievement contests due to the COVID-19 crisis, Georgia 4-H faculty and staff quickly developed the Virtual Project Achievement Contest.
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Access to dairy critical for children during school closures, UGA Extension expert says


Widespread school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have raised concerns about students’ lack of access to milk.
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UGA horticulture expert offers tips on growing vegetables at home


While adults and children spend more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, planting a garden or container garden is a great activity to plan together. It’s outside, active, educational and edible. With some grocery stores taking longer than usual to stock some items, vegetable gardening is a great way to keep your refrigerator stocked.
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UGA Extension celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week


Throughout the week of April 19, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring the thousands of volunteers who facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels for Volunteer Appreciation Week.
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UGA, Georgia Department of Agriculture offer critical training for pest control application online


The University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture dicamba training program, Using Pesticides Wisely 2020, will move to online delivery of the remaining sessions.
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