Agribusiness and Economic Development News

UGA agribusiness and community development economist Sharon Kane unveils improved and updated hospitality and tourism data at the 2023 HOST Hospitality and Tourism Summit at UGA in  May. CAES News
UGA captures economic impact of Georgia agriculture
If you’ve ever driven down a rural road lined with fields of cotton plants festooned with fluffy bolls and wondered how much cotton is grown in your county, forget Google — the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development has what you need. Each year experts in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences perform the Sisyphean task of compiling agricultural production data for every commodity produced in the state.
Maya Dubos, a third-year hospitality and food industry management major, works in Dogwood Hall inside the Georgia Center where she spends her internship serving student-athletes. (Shannah Montgomery) CAES News
UGA prepares workforce for Georgia’s second largest industry
Hospitality and tourism are a major economic driver in Georgia, and the University of Georgia is working in several key areas to support and expand that industry. The hospitality and tourism industry is Georgia’s second-largest economic contributor (after agriculture) and employs more than 400,000 residents.

CAES Events

UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” Guest speaker: Dr. Boce Zhang, Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Florida Date: Wednesday, Feb 28 Time: 1:30 p.m. ET Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/92519907093?pwd=OCtiWWV5SXZ4S04vWmIzSnVWcXdxdz09  Hosted by Dr. Xiangyu Deng, Associate Professor About Boce Zhang: Dr. Boce Zhang is an Assistant Professor of food microbiology, at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. Dr. Zhang received his B.S. in Chemistry from Tsinghua University in 2008 and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maryland in 2012. Before joining UF, he was an ORISE fellow at the USDA and then an Assistant Professor of biomedical and nutritional sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Zhang's research interests focus on food safety and food microbiology. His research integrates multi-omics, machine learning, nanotechnology, and biointerface science to study the mechanisms of pathogen persistence. His lab also harnesses interdisciplinary platforms to develop new surveillance toolkits and intervention strategies to mitigate microbial food safety risks.    
Feb 28
1:30PM - 2:30PM Challenges & Opportunities of Nanopore & Smart Sensing in The “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” https://zoom.us/j/92337556448
Join us to learn more about the factors that affect the quality of your forage and enjoy a delicious meal! Exact location will be determined but it will be in the Madison County area. Cost is $10 and registration closes at 5pm on February 27, 2024.
Mar 01
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Learn: Factors That Affect Forage Quality
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