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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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FoodPIC director Jim Gratzek CAES News
Food tech entrepreneur to serve as Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center director
Food technology entrepreneur James Gratzek will serve as the next director of the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center on the University of Georgia Griffin campus, according to the Department of Food Science and Technology at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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UGA offers global leadership in food safety research
Foodborne illnesses affect more than 600 million people each year worldwide. In 2018, the U.N. General Assembly established June 7 as World Food Safety Day to bring awareness of foodborne risks and “to celebrate the myriad benefits of safe food.”

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See ongoing research in fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, pollinators, organics and more at the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville. 
Jul 07
6:00PM - 8:00PM UGA Horticulture Farm Open House 2022 Durham Horticulture Farm, Watkinsville, GA
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
The Grant Writers' Seminar at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is an excellent opportunity for faculty at all levels to hone their proposal development and writing skills, improving the probability of proposal success. Delivered by academicians for academicians, this seminar will focus on proposal writing for the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), yet the content is applicable to other funding entities. Instruction will focus on how to write with a linear progression of logic for a variety of audiences. All participants will receive take-home resources, including a field-relevant hard copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. Registration closes July 15, 2022.
Aug 15
8:30AM - 4:30PM Grant Writers Seminar: Write Winning Grant Proposals UGA Science Learning Center room 85, Athens, GA
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