News

The CAES editorial team shares news about CAES and UGA Extension with press and internal and external audiences. If you have a story idea or would like to write a news release, email CAESnews@uga.edu.

Our writers relay scientific and technical information from CAES scientists and Extension specialists to farmers, agricultural businesses and consumers through newspapers, television shows, radio spots, websites and magazines. They also highlight the college's outreach and community-building efforts across the state.  

News stories about the college and UGA Extension are shared on a daily and weekly basis with an audience of more than 1,000 consumers and members of the media through the CAES Media Newswire. The stories also appear on UGA Today, in news outlets across Georgia and beyond, and as university and college website features.  

Publications and Editing 

The editor for UGA Extension publications reviews all faculty-submitted research that is written to be used and understood by the public before they are designed and then published on the web. In addition to more than 900 publications that can be viewed and downloaded for free, UGA Extension offers several high-quality publications for purchase at UGAextensionstore.com. Faculty should review the publishing guidelines and process on the CAES Intranet

Our editors also review all news, marketing materials and other information disseminated through official college channels. OMC uses the Associated Press (AP) style for all news and marketing communications. Extension publications follow APA style. 


Editorial Team

Media Contact

Jordan Powers Public Relations Coordinator & Writer

Latest CAES News:

2024 FarmStressSummit Graphic CAES News
Farm Stress Summit to address mental health challenges among Georgia farming communities
The prevalence of mental health challenges experienced by farm families and farming communities in Georgia is staggering. Faced with unfavorable weather, unfriendly economic conditions, labor shortages and more, farmers of all types often cope with the pressures of their profession in unhealthy ways, including considering suicide. On March 20, UGA faculty and farmers, farm family members, agricultural community members and agricultural mental health stakeholders will convene at the 2024 Farm Stress Summit to look for opportunities to support Georgia’s farm families in ways that promote improved well-being.
Phyllicia Thomas CAES News
CAES alumnus overcomes catastrophic injuries to champion environmental justice
When Phyllicia Thomas walked across the stage to accept her degree in environmental law in December 2023, it was the culmination of two journeys — one toward a dream set upon as a high school student and the other an unforeseen detour she navigated with determination and the steadfast support of her family. Thomas embarked on the second journey just over a year after graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management in May 2019.