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On Cultivating Curiosity, we get down and dirty with the experts on all the ways science and agriculture touch our lives, from what we eat to how we live. Listen in for episodes about a hot new coastal commodity, a day in the life of a pollinator, how to live more sustainably through urban farming and so much more. 2023 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Georgia Award of Excellence for Podcasts.

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On Cultivating Curiosity, we get down and dirty with the experts on all the ways science and agriculture touch our lives, from what we eat to how we live. Listen in for episodes about a hot new coastal commodity, a day in the life of a pollinator, how to live more sustainably through urban farming and so much more. 2023 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Georgia Award of Excellence for Podcasts.

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Episodes

Ripe for change: How climate shifts are shaping the future of peach farming

3/29/2024
In this episode, we dive into the world of peach production with Dario Chavez, associate professor in the CAES Department of Horticulture. Join us as we explore the intricate relationship between science, agriculture and climate change, uncovering how chill hours impact peach production and discuss the future of peach breeding in the face of shifting climate trends. From innovative breeding techniques to evolving production management strategies, discover how researchers like Chavez collaborate with growers to develop resilient peach varieties and sustainable farming practices. Tune in for a juicy conversation about the peach industry's journey toward a fruitful future. Resources: UGA Weather NetworkAttapulgus Research and Education CenterStories from CAES: Weathering ChangeUGA Extension experts celebrated among 2023 Fruit and Vegetable 40 under 40Doctoral student at the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics uses 3D scanning technology to inform peaches of the futureProduced by Jordan Powers and Emily Davenport Edited by Jordan Powers Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:23:06

Sip, savor, succeed: Inside the Flavor of Georgia food contest

2/13/2024
Join us for an exclusive peek behind the curtain of one of the University of Georgia's most beloved events – the Flavor of Georgia food contest. In this episode, we sit down with Laurel Dunn, assistant professor and Extension coordinator in the Department of Food Science and Technology. From the initial product submission to the final judging round, Laurel explains the contest process to listeners, highlighting the categories available for contestants. Products submitted showcase the breadth of Georgia's culinary landscape, from savory snacks to delicious confections. From taste and texture to innovation and market potential, every aspect is scrutinized to ensure that only the finest products rise to the top. Listeners will learn about the rewards awaiting the winners, from invaluable exposure and networking opportunities to titles and recognition within Georgia's vibrant food industry. Whether you're a seasoned food entrepreneur or simply passionate about Georgia's gastronomic delights, this episode offers a glimpse into the heart of the Flavor of Georgia, illuminating the path to culinary success in the Peach State. Resources Flavor of Georgia's website Other food science-related episodes: Serving up the facts: Food science and safetyFrom jellyfish to pomegranates: Revolutionizing food processing in GeorgiaHealthy holidays: Food safety tips for gifts and gatheringsProduced by Jordan Powers and Emily Davenport Edited by Jordan Powers Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:17:03

Leadership, Innovation and the Journey to the No. 1 Ag School with CAES Dean and Director, Nick Place

1/11/2024
In this episode of Cultivating Curiosity, we sit down with Nick Place, Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. Follow along as we learn about his journey from a Pennsylvania dairy farm to leading the forefront of agricultural and environmental science research, education and outreach. Hear about the dean's experiences in Extension work, international collaborations in Poland and the transition from being a Florida Gator to a Georgia Bulldog. Listen now to discover his achievements and aspirations in shaping the future of CAES, paving the way for innovation and impact in the ever-evolving fields of agricultural and environmental sciences. Resources: The economic impact of CAESA Sense of PlaceThe new Poultry Science Building is open for businessdonate to the Poultry Science Building fundInstitute for Integrative Precision AgricultureShaping the future of sustainable farming technology through integrative precision agriculture (IPA)Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and GenomicsPlant breeding at UGATransforming medicine with biotechnologySee how we have fun while making an impact! Video: Dawg Day of Giving 2022 Video: Dawg Day of Giving 2023 Dean Place sits down with Joyro the Joro spider Dean Place is the 2021 milking champion Edited by Jordan Powers Produced by Jordan Powers and Emily Davenport Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:26:44

Healthy holidays: Food safety tips for gifts and gatherings

12/7/2023
Carla Schwan, CAES assistant professor and UGA Cooperative Extension food safety specialist joins us for a food safety-themed holiday episode! Carla shares how to safely prepare and share food during the holiday season, including gifting homemade food items like infused oils, canned produce and baked goods. Listen in to learn easy ways to prevent foodborne illnesses during the holidays – and every day! Resources The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Big 9 Serving up the facts: Food science and safety with Manpreet Singh FoodKeeper App from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) UGA Extension: So Easy to PreserveFind your local county Extension officeCAES Newswire articles: Prevent raw flour from being a recipe for disaster in your kitchenHow to safely infuse oil for homemade giftsAvoid foodborne illness when preserving food at homeProduced by Jordan Powers and Emily Davenport Edited by Jordan Powers Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:28:01

Breaking stigma: Mental health solutions in farming and rural communities

11/9/2023
Explore the heart of rural Georgia in this episode as we discuss the intersection of social work, agriculture and mental well-being with Anna Scheyett, professor in the CAES Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) and former dean at the University of Georgia's School of Social Work. Anna shares how she is building more robust networks to dismantle mental health stigmas, advocate for farmers' health and mental well-being, and highlight the statewide work being done to promote resilience and build support in the communities that provide our food, fuel and fiber. Resources: Suicide Crisis Line: https://988lifeline.org/ Anna's Cultivate profile Rural Georgia Growing Stronger webpage Thriving on the Farm blog Camp Hand's blog postSAGE Farm and Rancher Stress Network Athens News Matters: Anna Scheyett Discusses Growth in Suicides Among Farmers Live Well, Farm Well. Farm Strong - New Zealand: https://farmstrong.co.nz/ USDA-NIFA: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/ CAES Newswire Farm Stress Stories: Organizations across Georgia come together to combat farm stress Rural stress summit to connect Georgia farmers with community resources Edited by Jordan Powers Produced by Jordan Powers and Emily Davenport Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:27:33

From jellyfish to pomegranates: Revolutionizing food processing in Georgia

10/16/2023
In this episode, we dive into the world of food processing with Kevin Mis Solval, associate professor in the University of Georgia's Department of Food Science and Technology. Discover how Georgia's food industry is embracing innovation, blending tradition with modernity to craft sustainable, high-quality products for the world in this episode of Cultivating Curiosity. Kevin discusses his groundbreaking research that embraces both cutting-edge technologies and centuries-old techniques. We hear about unexpected but successful ventures, like turning jellyfish into valuable food products! Listen in to learn how these innovations are reshaping the state's food landscape, creating sustainable solutions and setting the stage for a future where creativity meets industry expertise. Resources: Mini peach processing line photos USDA-NIFA: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/ USAID: https://www.usaid.gov/ CAES Newswire stories: UGA researchers develop market for jellyfish proteins in Georgia UGA food scientists get creative with Georgia commodities Grant boosts development of novel food ingredients from jellyfish UGA food science student wins USDA NIFA predoctoral fellowship More about cannonball jellies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi4zYrTSP0E Edited by Jordan Powers and Emily Davenport Produced by Jordan Powers and Emily Davenport Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:45:21

Beyond borders: How the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut enhances food security worldwide

9/7/2023
In this episode, we dig into the career of Dave Hoisington, director of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut at the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Listeners will gain insights into the critical role of peanuts in global food security and how the Peanut Innovation Lab is leveraging cutting-edge research to transform peanut cultivation, marketing and consumption. From collaborating with international scientists to working closely with African peanut breeders, Dave shares stories of how genetic diversity analysis has led to the development of resilient peanut varieties that can withstand climate challenges and contribute to thriving farm systems. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of science, sustainability and global well-being. Resources: List of all USAID Feed the Future Labs: https://www.usaid.gov/feed-the-future The University of Georgia's wild peanut lab website: https://wildpeanutlab.uga.edu/ Danielle Essandoh, student researcher with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Edited by Carly Mirabile and Jordan Powers Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:38:00

Exploring the travel and tourism ecosystem with UGA's Hospitality Program

8/14/2023
In this episode, we took a deep dive into the Hospitality and Food Industry Management (HFIM) program at the University of Georgia with John Salazar, professor and program coordinator. Listen in as John shares his passion for the field and highlights the incredible opportunities and growth in the world of hospitality. Learn about the broad scope of the industry, its incredible economic impact in Georgia and the program's collaborative partnerships with other departments at UGA. Get a peek into the future as he unveils plans for study abroad opportunities, new courses and the expansion of agritourism workshops. Join us for a glimpse into the hospitality ecosystem! Links: Learn more about the Hospitality and Food Industry Management (HFIM) program at UGA UGA hospitality director leads explosive enrollment growth UGA prepares workforce for Georgia’s second-largest industry UGA hospitality program booming as it enters its fourth year Get social with HFIM: Facebook: University of Georgia Hospitality and Food Industry Management Instagram: @ugahfim LinkedIn: University of Georgia Hospitality & Food Industry Management Twitter: @hfimuga Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:36:35

Citizen science: Protecting pollinators one count at a time

7/12/2023
We sat down with Becky Griffin, community and school garden coordinator within the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture, to chat about the Great Southeast Pollinator Census. Learn more about this project she piloted in Georgia in 2017, which has since expanded across the southeastern U.S., to inspire citizens to become pollinator advocates. And of course, we can't talk about pollinators without discussing bees and the wonders of honey. Join us as we explore the history of the census, how you can participate and the fascinating world of pollinators with Becky! Resources: The Great Southeast Pollinator Census website Find your local Extension office Olli at the University of Georgia The University of Georgia Bee Lab website Video from Becky's trip to see the monarchs Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:40:25

Exploring entomology - the secret lives of insects

6/8/2023
In this episode, we chat with Kris Braman, head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia, to learn about the diversity of research taking place in the department, including insect microbial interactions, wetland ecology, household and structural entomology, and integrated pest management (IPM). Listen in to learn about fun public outreach events, career opportunities, partnerships with industry like Orkin and the broad impact of entomology research, from revolutionizing medical fields to benefitting agriculture worldwide. Resources: Study entomology at UGA! Integrated pest management (IPM) website Read about the Orkin urban entomology professorship at UGA. Learn more about the work the Strand Lab is doing regarding human health and insect vectors. Learn about IPM on TikTok! The Center for Urban Agriculture Find your local county Extension office Watch Kris's TEDXAtlanta talk Diverse landscapes are at the heart of bee conservation Where do bees go in the winter? Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:27:59

Minisode: International Conference for Integrative Precision Agriculture

5/8/2023
In this mini episode, we sat down with George Vellidis, professor in crop and soil sciences and Simer Virk, assistant professor and Extension precision agriculture specialist in crop and soil sciences, to discuss what to expect out of the first Integrative Precision Agriculture Conference, which will be held at the University of Georgia May 18 and 19. Listen in to learn how global industry leaders and researchers will collaborate on the most critical issues facing crop and animal production at this inaugural event. Resources: The International Conference for Integrative Precision Agriculture The Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture Listen to our full-length episode on integrative precision agriculture Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:14:26

Shaping the future of sustainable farming technology through integrative precision agriculture (IPA)

5/8/2023
On the first-ever travel episode of Cultivating Curiosity, we head to Tifton, Georgia to visit with George Vellidis and Simer Virk, both faculty in the University of Georgia's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Listen in to learn what digital technology is involved with integrative precision agriculture (IPA – the science, not the beer!) and how the data produced helps growers make better decisions, save resources and improves sustainability for producers and the planet. Resources: Spray drone video footage The Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture UGA Extension Read more about the land grant mission Amrit Pokhrel's Cultivate profile Simer Virk's Cultivate profile Field to Jar series Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:55:32

Got dairy? Science, that is

4/26/2023
We spoke with Jillian Bohlen, associate professor in the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science. Devoting her career to helping students apply what they learn, this award-winning educator utilizes interactive group discussions and hands-on activities to inspire the next generation. Listen in as she answers some of our questions about the dairy industry like: What is voluntary milking? What is the purpose of a fistulated cow? And how do you tell the difference between a dairy and a beef cow? Resources: Learn more about the CAES Department of Animal & Dairy Science Explore cow anatomy and the amazing ruminant Meet Snap, the fistulated cow! Read about the 2023 Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award winners Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:31:52

Minisode: When is a vegetable really a fruit?

4/10/2023
From an early age, we’re told to eat our vegetables. But, there’s often confusion around what is a vegetable versus a fruit — tomatoes, we’re looking at you. UGA Extension vegetable specialist Tim Coolong joins us on this mini-episode to help us understand when a vegetable is actually a fruit — or something else entirely. Resources: When is a vegetable really a fruit? Learn more about UGA Extension Learn more about our vegetable team Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:12:29

Insights from Georgia's No. 1 agriculture industry: Poultry

3/22/2023
We chatted with Todd Applegate, Department Head and R. Harold and Patsy Harrison Chair in Poultry Science. From reducing the environmental impacts of poultry to improving welfare during poultry transport, debunking poultry misconceptions to explaining current egg prices—plus a few chicken jokes thrown in for good measure—listen in to learn how the UGA Department of Poultry Science is a leader in the global poultry industry. Resources: Learn more about the CAES Department of Poultry Science Learn more about the new Poultry Science Building Learn more about CAES' ALEC department Check out the CAES Newswire article "Reusing poultry litter can reduce antibiotic-resistant Salmonella." Learn more about CRISPR-cas, which won the Nobel Prize in 2020! For more food safety facts, check out our episode "Serving up the facts: food science and safety." More information on volatile organic carbon (VOCs) More information about the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:45:49

Creating a culture of entrepreneurship bonus content, part 2

2/24/2023
UGA Terry College of Business student Layla Pettigrew shares how the FABricate program helped take her business Lovely Acreage Farms, LLC, to the next level. The following bonus content is part of our full-length episode about creating a culture of entrepreneurship through the FABricate program. In that episode, we spoke with Chris Rhodes, director of industry partnerships and project-based learning at CAES, and UGA students Chris Ayers and Jeffery Whitmire about FABricate, an entrepreneurial pitch contest. Participants get the chance to expand their leadership and business skills while developing a new food product or agricultural, environmental or sustainable business. Resources: Learn more about FABricate Read more about Keith Kelly's long-standing partnership with CAES Successful FABricate business examples: Chiktopia Gently Soap Automat Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:11:06

Creating a culture of entrepreneurship bonus content, part 1

2/24/2023
UGA College of Engineering student Garrett Stigall shares his experience with the FABricate program that helped him launch his energy drink company, Compulsion. The following bonus content is part of our full-length episode about creating a culture of entrepreneurship through the FABricate program. In that episode, we spoke with Chris Rhodes, director of industry partnerships and project-based learning at CAES, and UGA students Chris Ayers and Jeffery Whitmire about FABricate, an entrepreneurial pitch contest. Participants get the chance to expand their leadership and business skills while developing a new food product or agricultural, environmental or sustainable business. Resources: Learn more about FABricate Read more about Keith Kelly's long-standing partnership with CAES Successful FABricate business examples: Chiktopia Gently Soap Automat Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:10:58

Creating a culture of entrepreneurship: FABricate

12/21/2022
We spoke with Chris Rhodes, director of industry partnerships and project-based learning at CAES, and UGA students Chris Ayers and Jeffery Whitmire about FABricate, an entrepreneurial pitch contest. Participants get the chance to expand their leadership and business skills while developing a new food product or agricultural, environmental or sustainable business. Listen to more of the student experience in bonus episodes one and two! Resources: Learn more about FABricate Read more about Keith Kelly's long-standing partnership with CAES Successful FABricate business examples: Chiktopia Gently Soap Automat Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:34:41

Transforming medicine with biotechnology

12/12/2022
We spoke with Franklin West, professor in the CAES Department of Animal and Dairy Science, executive committee member of the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC) and leading expert in stem cell biology research. From stem cell reprogramming to therapies for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and stroke, learn how RBC researchers are advancing healthy living through bioscience. Resources: Learn more about the new regenerative bioscience major offered by CAES at UGA. A link to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning stem cell research Read the news story about stroke therapy. Learn more about the recent NIH grant for TBI research. Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:30:06

Digging into the economics of agriculture

11/18/2022
We spoke with Cesar Escalante, a professor in the CAES Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. From equity challenges in agricultural lending and the effect of immigration on agriculture to the impact of a changing economy on our food supply, dig into the economics of agriculture with us. Resources: Listen to the FINRA Foundation's podcast episode on the 2022 Ketchum Prize. Visit the UGA CAES Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics website Edited by Carly Mirabile Produced by Jordan Powers, Emily Davenport, Carly Mirabile Music and sound effects by Mason McClintock, an Athens-based singer, songwriter and storyteller who creates innovative soul-pop music that transcends traditional genre boundaries. Hailing from small-town Southeast Georgia, Mason's influences range from the purest pop to the most powerful gospel. Mason is a former Georgia 4-H'er and a recent University of Georgia graduate! Listen to his music on Spotify. Get social with us! Follow CAES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and check out UGA Extension on on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Duration:00:33:32