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J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center

J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center

1420 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677

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Our Work and Priorities

The center's staff maintains a herd of 200 Angus and Angus-based brood cows and currently supports research in many areas including forage production and utilization by beef cattle, alfalfa breeding and production, fescue breeding, clover breeding, corn production strategies, and cotton variety trials. The area's climate and soils are suited for most of the commodities grown in the southern piedmont region.

In addition to the center's main priority of CAES research, its proximity to campus makes an ideal location for teaching and extension functions as well. JPCREC houses the Oconee County Cooperative Extension office as well as the North Region Agricultural Education offices.

About us


We investigate the latest production and technological practices, striving for producer profitability and sustainability.
Research and Education Centers (RECs) are hubs for innovation and discovery that address the most critical issues facing agricultural production throughout the state. Ultimately, our findings are shared with stakeholders through the extension and outreach efforts of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

 

 


George Vellidis, a professor in the department of crop and soil sciences and University Professor, reviews surface water runoff data with students at the UGA Tifton campus. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) CAES News
UGA establishes Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture
The University of Georgia is leveraging faculty expertise and strengthening industry ties through a new Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture whose research and outreach will help sustainably feed a growing global population.
Sod prices, such as for bermudagrasses like those developed by UGA turfgrass breeders, are higher this year for homeowners and industry. CAES News
Less availability, higher transportation costs spike sod prices in early 2022
Low inventory of some varieties, combined with economic pressures exacerbated by supply chain and global issues, are pushing up the price of a meticulously manicured lawn this spring.

CAES 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
Ongoing
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
Ongoing
UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Are food safety and AMR friends on Instagram?                         Guest speaker: Jorge Pinto Ferreira Food Safety Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Date: Monday, May 23 Time: 10 a.m. ET Zoom: https://uga.zoom.us/j/9388938642  Hosted by Dr. Issmat Kassem Bio: Jorge Pinto Ferreira is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, originally from Portugal, with five years of clinical experience; a Masters in Food Safety; a PhD (as Fulbright scholar) in Population Medicine (with a graduate certificate in public policy). Doctoral studies were conducted in a partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University (USA) and the medical school of Duke University (USA) and were dedicated to the epidemiological aspects of the transmission of Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In 2017 he became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. Between 2012-2017 he worked as a consultant in Switzerland, (SAFOSO AG), and from October 2017 until June 2021 worked for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), as the Deputy Head of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Veterinary Products Department. Joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in July 2021, as Food Safety Officer.
May 23
10:00AM - 11:00AM Are food safety and AMR friends on Instagram? https://uga.zoom.us/j/9388938642
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