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Public Relations Coordinator & Writer

General description: The Public Relations Coordinator & Writer is responsible for managing public relations for the College across the state including Tifton and Griffin campuses. This position manages news distribution, coordinates media relations, and contributes to the ongoing news service of the College and UGA Extension. This position assists in management of daily stories, emerging issues and crises as needed, and coordinates editorial resources as necessary. This role is also responsible for writing news stories, press release, and various content for CAES multiple outlets and platforms. This position can be located on either the Athens, Griffin, or Tifton campus.

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Editor

General description: This position is primarily responsible for the overall management, revision, clarity, and quality of UGA Extension numbered publications, which are peer-reviewed publications written by Extension (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H) faculty. The ideal candidate will be confident improving content and ensuring accuracy and style compliance across the college’s written materials, both digital and print. The editor is responsible for educating authors on best practices and working with the editorial director, the marketing and communications team, the Office of Information Technology, and the Extension organization to identify ways to improve outreach documents and distribution. To that end, the editor will regularly engage with faculty authors to ensure that the publication submission and production processes go smoothly. This position also provides editing support for College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Extension news releases, advertisements, and collateral communications and should help to educate writers on institutional style usage to ensure high-quality materials.

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Our team works with you to create comprehensive marketing and communications initiatives that tell a story. We provide resources and assistance to CAES and Extension administration, faculty and staff in advertising campaigns, graphic design, logo usage, brand management, marketing and promotional materials, video production, media relations, news stories, publications, social media, digital content and editing.

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College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member Corrie Brown will administer a new U.S Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service grant that will allow UGA to host and train visiting veterinary and agricultural educators from Africa. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker) CAES News
UGA to host Faculty Exchange Program in African Veterinary Science
UGA’s interdisciplinary host team comprises the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Office of Global Engagement. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, is designed to help developing countries in Africa improve their university agricultural education, research and extension programs by providing one semester of training at U.S. land-grant agricultural universities.
Uttam Saha displays radon samples in the AESL's liquid scintillation counter, which measures radioactivity in water samples. CAES News
AESL provides testing, public education and mitigation to prevent radon-induced lung cancer
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s radon testing program — a holistic program that combines radon education outreach with research, testing and mitigation — has helped optimize sampling and testing methodology for radon in water throughout the U.S. The program has influenced national standards in radon testing.
Researchers in the US and Senegal are studying why young people leave peanut farming behind and move to the city, an important question for the future of farming in Senegal’s Groundnut Basin. University of Georgia PhD student Pierre Diatta and Virginia Tech’s Brad Mills (far left and left), will present early findings of the study, along with UGA agricultural economist Genti Kostandini (far right), in a webinar next week. The team is working with Katim Toure, a collaborator at ENSA (École Nationale Supérieure d'Agriculture) in Senegal. CAES News
Ag economists offer webinar on why young people leave the farm in Senegal
All over the world, farmers are aging and young people are moving to more urban areas for economic opportunities. Leaders wonder what factors push young people to abandon agriculture and whether technology or other tools can make farming a more attractive option for the next generation. Next week, researchers from the University of Georgia and Virginia Tech will present early findings from research exploring those questions in Senegal, where a team surveyed more than 1,000 peanut-growing households to explore challenges among peanut producers and learn the main reasons why young people turn away from agriculture.
Paper wasps gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva and use to construct nests resembling gray or brown papery material. CAES News
Don’t be bugged by insects seeing the light
Late summer is a good time to observe many types of insects buzzing around homes and gardens. As we approach fall, the local populations of many types of insects begin to reach their peak.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Georgia 4-H program is one of 21 Georgia organizations to receive AmeriCorps funding to support programming across the state. CAES News
Georgia 4-H receives AmeriCorps funding to support youth programs
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Georgia 4-H program is one of 21 Georgia organizations to receive AmeriCorps funding to support programming across the state.
UGArden Containers become works of art CAES News
Military shipping containers at UGArden become works of art and coolers for Campus Kitchen
Surplus military shipping containers have new life as food storage units at UGArden, thanks to students from the Lamar Dodd School of Art and a few gallons of paint.