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Student researcher works through State Botanical Garden to repopulate habitat for monarch butterflies

An area of Panola Mountain State Park is the latest site to be repopulated with native wildflowers to attract Monarch butterflies, thanks to the State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia. Working with faculty and staff at the garden’s… Full story

Georgia Center for Continuing Education announces new weekend program for youth

A youth weekend program, Weekend Robotics Experience, offered this spring will build on the Summer Academy robotics camps for youth. The two-day, mini camps will be offered on three weekends in March and April. Students will learn programming skills and be introduced to a… Full story

Improved financial projections point Savannah BBQ owner to rapid growth

Bryan Furman was laser operator at the JCB manufacturing plant in Pooler when he decided to start a small BBQ business on the side. “I have a passion for cooking and felt like there was no good BBQ where we… Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center expands work with pharmacists

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has reached out to SBDC Medical Practice Management Program Director to teach ownership workshops. Full story

Candler County’s Metter Elementary School hosts ‘Making the Shade’ planting day

Candler County citizens and local students grabbed their shovels and worked all day on January 6 to plant 37 trees at the newly built Metter Elementary School playground. The finished product, the result of two years of planning between community… Full story

Animated video to educate public about the need for green infrastructure

An animated video on sustainability produced by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and undergraduate students at the Savannah College of Art and Design may soon be in a film festival, workshop, or classroom near you. The educational video… Full story

Second-year Lyndhurst grant to support Downtown Renaissance Partnership

For the second consecutive year, the Lyndhurst Foundation has approved a grant to support a series of downtown revitalization projects coordinated by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening metro Chattanooga’s economy, is… Full story

Leadership training helps Georgia non-profits run more efficiently and effectively

Elaine Armstrong still thumbs through the binder she received three years ago while attending the Executive Leadership Program for Non-Profit Organizations (ELPNO) at the University of Georgia. Armstrong credits the week-long training at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development… Full story

UGA recognizes longtime community servant with inaugural leadership award

Moultrie businessman instrumental in launch of UGA Archway Partnership wins award from Fanning Institute.
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UGA scholar selected for Knauss Fellowship

University of Georgia alumna Shiyu (Rachel) Wang has been awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellowship for 2017. Full story

UGA outreach programs help Georgia communities grow and prosper

University of Georgia outreach programs had a $753 million impact on the state of Georgia last year, with communities benefiting from leadership training, downtown revitalization, workforce development and assistance to small businesses, among others. Overall, UGA had a $5.25 billion… Full story

SBDC helps new businesses revitalize downtown Macon

On a warm afternoon, you might find 30-40 people hanging out at the corner of Poplar and First streets, talking, laughing and enjoying a beverage. The draw is Just Tap’d, a small business launched last year in downtown Macon. With… Full story

Institute of Government helps Gainesville improve downtown access, spur new growth

To get from Brenau University and the Northeast Georgia Medical Center to Gainesville’s business district means navigating across four bustling streets—a virtual traffic moat around downtown. Few people willingly make the walk, which some say has hindered development in the… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

When Hurricane Matthew hit the Georgia coast last year, it left 18 inches of standing water in the garage of Deb Baber’s Tybee Island home. And it reaffirmed the decision she made two years ago to elevate her house, protecting… Full story

Fanning Institute helps girls prepare for college, find scholarships

A college education once seemed out of reach for Geniquiya Meredith. She heard about the crippling costs to attend even a state-supported school. There was no one at home to help her navigate the complicated federal application for student loans…. Full story

Institute of Government helps Augusta area identify ways to meet workforce needs

Teenagers in vivid red T-shirts tighten steering assemblies with whirring power tools, filling a critical workforce need for Textron Specialized vehicles, a rapidly growing Augusta manufacturer. Just minutes earlier, the teens, students in the Richmond County School System, had been… Full story

Design a bulldog; win $2,000

University of Georgia students are encouraged to submit design proposals for a fiberglass bulldog that will be installed in front of the Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The winning designer will receive $2,000 and have his/her artwork featured on… Full story

Lending and marketing assistance from SBDC help put Augusta meat market on the map

Meat markets and butcher shops nationwide are losing more and more customers to competition from traditional grocery stores, super centers and nontraditional food retailers like Target. But don’t tell Wayne Lanier’s customers in Augusta. They wouldn’t believe it. In fact,… Full story