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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

New class begins UGA Public Service and Outreach leadership academy

This year’s academy includes 19 faculty and staff representing each UGA PSO unit, Cooperative Extension, and academic schools and colleges. Full story

Atlanta couple honors mothers with gift to State Botanical Garden

A $250,000 gift will pay for the stainless steel with polished glass arbor entrance to the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden. Full story

UGA wins national award for helping coastal Georgia mitigate sea level rise impacts

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant at UGA recently received a University Economic Development Association Award of Excellence. Full story

Education department engages Institute of Goverment to continue workforce development assistance

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government will provide technical assistance in fiscal year 2018 for workforce development initiatives by the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE). The institute will provide technical assistance to education department… Full story

UGA breaks ground on new learning environment for children at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

With the ceremonial turn of red and black spades, University of Georgia officials and dignitaries officially kicked off construction of the $5 million Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sept. 1. The 2.5-acre,… Full story

The Sherpa Executive Coaching program at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education draws students from across the globe

The Sherpa Executive Coaching program at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education is the company’s flagship, drawing students from across the globe. An executive coaching certification program at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is attracting students from around the… Full story

Hart County career academy’s program informed by Institute of Government strategic plan

The Hart College and Career Academy, whose training mission is informed by an Institute of Government strategic plan, welcomed students Aug. 2 in a gleaming new facility in Hartwell. The academy partners the Hart County School District with Athens Technical… Full story

Georgia’s small business person of the year sees significant growth with UGA assistance

A Georgia company supported by the UGA Small Business Development Center is likely the key cog in getting test results back to your doctor quickly and accurately. Columbus-based Path-Tec is now a giant in laboratory supplies and logistics, tracking and… Full story

Getting buggy at the Botanical Garden’s 12th Annual Johnstone Lecture

If you’re into bugs, don’t miss the Johnstone Lecture at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sept. 26. Register by Sept. 25. Full story

UGA’s R/V Georgia Bulldog logs nearly two decades of sea turtle research

The SC DNR has enlisted the help of the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s R/V Georgia Bulldog crew to help with their In-Water Sea Turtle Research program. Full story

Two Public Service and Outreach units reach finals in economic prosperity competition

University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership and Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant were named finalists for the 2017 University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence, a nationwide competition recognizing innovative programs that develop economic prosperity in their communities and… Full story

UGA helping to develop leaders, businesses in Georgia’s Hispanic community

Strong leadership and a vibrant economy are keys to any community’s long-term success, and Georgia’s Hispanic community is enhancing itself in both areas with assistance from UGA programs. The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and UGA work together through both… Full story

Fanning Institute introduces new elementary school leadership curriculum

New elementary school leadership curriculum from UGA can provide school systems across Georgia and beyond with the tools to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Created by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the new Youth Leadership in Action© elementary school leadership… Full story

Atlanta gelato business turns to UGA Small Business Development Center for expansion assistance

Wes Jones and Jackson Smith grew up as best friends in their north Atlanta neighborhood. At some point, says Jones, “we thought it would be fun to start a business together when we got older.” Maintaining their friendship through college,… Full story

Pulaski County: L.I.F.E. League visits University of Georgia

The Archway Partnership recently hosted L.I.F.E. League on the UGA campus for a day full of basketball, learning and planning for the future. Full story