Leadership development helping build a stronger, more united south Georgia

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. Melissa Dark and Elena Carné own small businesses more than 75 miles apart in rural south Georgia. Through a regional program, led by the… Full story

Renaissance Town

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. In small towns, news travels fast. The calls started going out from Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5,… Full story

UGA outreach program helps farmers build a better business

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. By J. Merritt Melancon Dennis Hollingsworth was fresh out of college the first time he tried running a farm.  It was the early 1980s… Full story

UGA student helps rural women find resources to improve maternal health

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. University of Georgia undergraduate Shivani Rangaswamy is getting a head start on a career in medicine by helping pregnant women in rural Georgia understand… Full story

Economic developer training at UGA gives Georgia advantage in attracting new industry

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. It didn’t take long for Larry Brooks to connect the dots during one of his Georgia Certified Economic Developer classes. Brooks, executive director of… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA prepares for 6th Annual Turkeypalooza

Student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at UGA will deliver groceries for Thanksgiving meals to 230 families and prepared meals to another 150 homebound individuals during the 2017 Turkeypalooza, scheduled for Nov. 17-20. From Nov. 1-16, Campus Kitchen (CKUGA) will… Full story

A Winning Recipe: Restaurateur learns the special ingredients needed in documents to secure SBA loan

Andre Gomez, chef and owner of Smyrna’s award-winning Porch Light Latin Kitchen, understood the rewards of providing quality service at an early age. Full story

Brazil Ministry of Finance approves training program with Institute of Government

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is delivering a training program for the Brazil Ministry of Finance. This is the first time the Institute has provided professional development training for a South American government agency. The ministry’s School of Public… Full story

UGA announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia is helping to build healthier, stronger communities statewide through a program that combines education with leadership development. The UGA College of Public Health and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development announced the 2018 Public Health… Full story

Native plants brought to campus by State Botanical Garden an education tool for students

Native plant garden on south campus will help students better understand the role plants play in maintaining biodiversity. Full story

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water

This is part of a series of stories about UGA and economic development in rural Georgia. By Emily Wodward For the coastal city of St. Marys, changing sea levels and severe storms are local issues. With assistance from the University… Full story

UGA grows the economy, promotes economic prosperity in rural Georgia

This is the first in a series of stories about UGA and economic development throughout Georgia. In 2005, Colquitt County was experiencing growing pains. Sanderson Farms had announced plans to build a chicken processing plant in the south Georgia community,… Full story

UGA student uses innovative technology to study effectiveness of living shorelines

Field research on the Georgia coast in August can be challenging. Just ask Courtney Balling, a graduate student studying crop and soil sciences at the University of Georgia. “I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to walk out into our… Full story

College and career center hosts grand opening in Grady County

Cairo High School hosted a ribbon cutting to mark the grand opening of its newly constructed college and career center. The completion of the center is the culmination of a five-year collaborative effort between the Grady County Board of Education and the… Full story

UGA-assisted media company submits first feature film to Sundance Festival

  Catherine Downey is succinct when she talks about the help she’s received from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center over the last dozen years. “I’ve told many people I wouldn’t be in business without the SBDC,” she… Full story

Honey from southwest Georgia in stores across U.S., thanks to SBDC and federal loan

Ray Crosby knows his bees and honey. A third-generation farmer who lives with his family in the rural southwest Georgia town of Omega, he understands what makes his product—packaged as pure, unfiltered raw honey—unique. His knowledge, in fact, resonates with… Full story

First Georgia Certified Economic Developer from Walker County

Larry Brooks put his economic development training to work before he even earned his Georgia Certified Economic Developer (GCED) certificate in September. The Walker County Development Authority executive director was still taking classes when he secured financing for infrastructure improvements… Full story

During Irma PSO units come to the aid of displaced families and homebound older adults

UGA Public Service and Outreach units stepped up to provide lodging, food, water and other supplies for families in need during Hurricane Irma. The Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel provided a home-away-from-home for evacuees and their pets fleeing… Full story