Upcoming CAES Events

The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, together with UGA's Institute on Human Development and Disabilities, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, and UGArden, are excited to share the award-winning “Hearts of Glass” documentary to the university community. The film is about Vertical Harvest, an ambitious small business located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that combines high-tech local food production and meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Join a discussion with the filmmaker, Vertical Harvest employees, and Clarke County School District and UGA faculty.  Stream the film between Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 30, at showandtell.film/watch/uga and join the panel discussion at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Register for the free panel event here. Panelists:• Jennifer Tennican, Director and Producer of “Hearts of Glass"• Sean Stone, Senior Facilities Associate, Vertical Harvest• Kai Hoffman, Senior Grower of Vining Crops, Vertical Harvest • Jennifer Thomas, Special Education Teacher at Clarke County School District Moderator: • Jennifer Jo Thompson, Associate Research Scientist and Director, UGA Sustainable Food Systems Initiative Recently, Vertical Harvest and its CEO Nona Yehia have been named a CNN Champion for Change. This award profiles 10 innovators leading the charge to a better world with new ideas and groundbreaking solutions. Click here to view a promotional clip, or read the CNN article and view the three-minute segment specifically about Vertical Harvest.
Oct 23
10/23 9:00AM - 10/30 11:00PM Hearts of Glass: A Conversation About Growing Plants, Community and Inclusion https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/uga
Ongoing
Students are invited to join four panelists to learn about internship and career opportunities with Corteva.
Oct 28
12:00PM - 1:00PM Ag Dawgs at Work with Corteva https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtduqurj4tEtJrhLn6mfyuRl8QVX6331nZ
Guest lecture by Julie Borlaug, vice president of external relations for Inari Agriculture: "Using Innovation and Technology to End Hunger and Poverty" Borlaug is the granddaughter of American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug. As the vice president of external relations for Inari Agriculture, she is continuing the Borlaug legacy and inspiring the next generation by advocating for innovation and technology to end hunger and poverty. Borlaug has developed agricultural partnerships between public, private and philanthropic groups to expand the mission to feed the world’s hungry. She previously served as director of strategic initiatives for Texas A&M Agrilife Research, associate director of external relations for the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, and director of development for the American Cancer Society. The D.W. Brooks Lecture is named for the late D.W. Brooks, founder of Gold Kist, Inc. Brooks started Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies in 1941. He advised seven U.S. presidents on farm and trade issues. Among his many honors, he was the first inductee into the University of Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Nov 10
3:30PM - 5:00PM D.W. Brooks Lecture featuring Julie Borlaug https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZkaqWgvNQu6El7QhgaB84w
About Southscapes
Since its inception in 2005, Southscapes has served as a vehicle for reaching CAES alumni and friends and enabling htem to learn about the amazing things happening at the college. It is a pleasure to share these stories of accomplishment with you each year. As you know, projects of this nature require resources that are not provided by state funding. Learn more about how to receive Southscapes and how to submit story ideas.
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