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Online Master of Food Technology

The fully online, non-thesis Master of Food Technology degree provides working professionals the opportunity to learn from food industry experts and top food science and technology researchers. Learn more at the program website:

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Congratulations to Dr. Casimir Akoh for recent awards recognizing his service and accomplishments.

Dr. Akoh received the 2021 WSU Black Alumni Faculty Excellence Award. This award was given November 20th, 2021, and serves to honor truly exceptional accomplishments of those who demonstrate the highest levels of leadership, performance, and excellence in their respective fields.

Dr. Akoh received the 2022  American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) A.R. Baldwin Distinguished Service Award for distinguished service to the AOCS. This award was presented by the AOCS Governing Board, sponsored by Cargill, Inc. Dr. Akoh served as president of AOCS from 2008-2009 and will accept this award at the 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dr. Casimir Akoh, Distinguished Research Professor

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New UGA study will look to lettuce microbes for food safety solutions
Often referred to as leafy greens, lettuce and other similar vegetables are a common source of foodborne illnesses. The contamination of lettuce with Escherichia coli O157:H7, also known as EcO157, has been a grave concern for decades.
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UGA-Griffin students celebrate their multicultural campus community
Nestled on what was once a Georgia experiment station, the University of Georgia Griffin campus has evolved since those early days to embrace a multicultural, international community of researchers from all across the globe.

Upcoming Events

The University of Georgia’s Sustainable Food Systems Initiative is pleased to host the 2022 joint annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). The 2022 conference theme, “Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points Into Sustainable Food Systems,” is an invitation to envision a more sustainable and equitable future by critically engaging with the histories and legacies that have framed agricultural food landscapes over time. Cultivating connections means that we are active participants, called to dig in for the preparation of building fruitful relationships with one another to foster greater sustainability within the food system. The food system is an intricate web of social connections, with each node of the web shaping how food is regarded, how it’s grown, how it will be distributed, who will buy it, and what its overall significance is within communities. These elements provide entry points for conversation, reconciliation, and action toward building stronger, more sustainable connections within the food system. Participants are invited to engage in conversations about changes to the current agri-food paradigm to better represent and advocate for a more just and equitable food system – from farm to fork – that strengthens community viability, food security, and the sovereignty of all people.
May 18
05/18 8:00AM - 05/21 2:00PM Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points into Sustainable Food Systems
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The 30th Annual Young Harris College/University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute will be held May 18-21, 2022, in Young Harris, Ga. The program will include over 90 bee-related lectures and workshops for beginner and experienced beekeepers. The Beekeeping Institute also offers optional training and certification opportunities.
May 18
05/18 8:00AM - 05/21 12:00PM Young Harris College/University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA
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Whether you're a golf course superintendent or a homeowner who wants the perfect lawn, there'll be something for you at a University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Day. Come and get the latest information on how to care for your lawn or your golf course from UGA researchers and extension specialists. Field day includes such topics as controlling turf insects like mole crickets and white grubs and turf pests like crabgrass and other turf weeds. There is always an excellent BBQ and chicken lunch followed by displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industry equipment.
Aug 03
8:00AM - 3:00PM UGA Turfgrass Field Day UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA
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