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UGA, Georgia Department of Agriculture offer tips to help agribusinesses market their products

Nearly 200 people from across the state tuned in Wednesday for a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products. The webinar on June 17 was hosted by the UGA Small Business Development… Full story

Vinson Institute faculty member awarded PSO Employee Spotlight

A routine Zoom meeting turned into a surprise celebration for John Hulsey, a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, who was selected for the most recent Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight award. PSO Vice President Jennifer… Full story

UGA online leadership program equips public health leaders for COVID-19 response

COVID-19 was not on their radar in October 2019 when 28 emerging public health leaders from across the southeast began a leadership skills program created by the University of Georgia. Within months, however, the first fellows in the Public Health… Full story

UGA offers COVID-19 resources throughout Georgia

From helping local governments navigate their changing financials to providing online assistance to small businesses in applying for federal loans to providing meals for food insecure Georgians, University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach is working throughout the state to… Full story

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Vinson Institute webinars offered free to Georgia communities

A series of free webinars designed to help Georgia communities plan their recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be offered by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The Navigating Fiscal Crisis webinars will help local government officials and economic… Full story

UGA SBDC offers no-cost online small business training

Online courses and business success training programs offered by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will be provided at no cost to small business owners through 2020. “During this time, it is more important than ever for us… Full story

Experience in UGA Public Service and Outreach helped prepare alumna for pandemic recovery

Dealing with a crisis is nothing new for Sarah Jackson (BA ’11, MPA ’15), community partnerships manager at the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). Now, with COVID-19, she’s finding her connections to UGA more helpful than ever…. Full story

UGA offers 10 free continuing education courses

Free, self-paced online courses are now available to the public from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. These courses cover a variety of hard and soft skills that apply to workers across a wide range of… Full story

UGA’s 72nd Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held online

The premier annual science and engineering competition for Georgia middle and high schoolers was quickly transitioned to an online judging format for 2020 because of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Normally, the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair is… Full story

UGA connecting Georgia seafood producers to consumers during the coronavirus pandemic

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has teamed up with UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to generate business for the… Full story

Augusta business gets federal loan with UGA SBDC assistance

ATC Auto Center in Augusta has been in business since 1972, with a second location in Grovetown added later. Brothers Brian and Chris Weeks own and operate the auto repair business they took over from their father nearly 20 years… Full story

Athens healthcare employees weren’t finding time to eat. UGA made it easier for them.

Healthy food for healthcare workers. That’s a new initiative for the UGA Campus Kitchen program, which has expanded its operations during the COVID-19 crisis to provide nutritious snacks and quick meals for employees at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. Every… Full story

UGA announces additional help sessions for Georgia small businesses

The UGA Small Business Development Center has scheduled an additional 10 webinars for April 14 and 15 to help small business owners navigate the application process for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the webinars, including dates, times… Full story

Vinson ramps up online continuing education

The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government is quickly moving some popular education programs online so that state and local officials don’t fall behind during the coronavirus pandemic. Vinson faculty members offered their first online class in the… Full story

UGA, state agencies provide assistance to small businesses applying for federal aid

Nearly 1,500 struggling small business owners from across Georgia logged in to UGA Small Business Development Center webinars Monday for guidance in applying for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will continue Tuesday, April 7, and more may be… Full story

UGA Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table with help from UGA Public Service and Outreach

On a rainy Monday morning in March, staff at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia are in the children’s garden harvesting bushels of kale, collards, parsley and beets they no longer need for educational programs this spring. They are… Full story

UGA outreach unit represents small businesses on governor’s coronavirus taskforce committee

UGA Small Business Development Center Director Allan Adams was tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Economic Impact Committee of the Georgia Coronavirus Taskforce. The committee will focus on the economic aspects of fighting and mitigating the virus…. Full story