University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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University of Georgia
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Type Public
Established 1859[1]
Dean Samuel L. Pardue
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 1816
Undergraduates 1451
Postgraduates 365
Location Athens, Georgia, USA
Information current as of Fall Semester 2007[2]

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is a college within the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, United States.


Originally the state agricultural college, CAES was founded in 1859 by the University Board of Trustees as part of a complete reorganization of the University.[1] It was the first college at the University of Georgia to accept women, beginning in 1918. There are three main campuses—Athens, Tifton, and Griffin. All three campuses are home to various research stations and extension programs. The main Athens campus buildings are Conner Hall, the Edgar Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Sciences and the Four Towers Building. Off-campus sites include barns on South Milledge Avenue, the UGA Teaching Dairy, Double Bridges Farm, the UGA Livestock Teaching Arena, and the Wilkins Beef Unit. Additional research centers are located in Attapulgus, Eatonton, Camilla, Savannah, Blairsville, Calhoun, and Plains. Georgia's Agricultural Extension has programs in 157 of Georgia's 159 counties and five 4-H centers for youth that are located in Hampton, Jekyll Island, Eatonton, Tybee Island, and Dahlonega.

Conner Hall Centennial Celebration[edit]

In 1906, Georgia Representative James T. Conner of Bartow County introduced a bill that led to the building's construction. Conner Hall was built in 1908 to house the Georgia State College of Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts. It was first known to the University as Agriculture Hall. In 1923, Agriculture Hall was renamed for Rep. Conner. The building was rededicated in 1976 after a renovation that included features such as an elevator and heating systems.

On April 11, 2008, students, faculty, and staff gathered on the lawn of Conner to celebrate the building's 100th year on campus. The celebration included limited edition giclee prints of a watercolor by Jill Leite and free Conner Crunch ice cream catered by Rock Eagle 4-H Center.


The following departments are part of CAES:

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics (Department Head: Octavio Ramirez)
  • Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (Department Head: Leslie D. Edgar)
  • Animal and Dairy Science (Department Head: John K. Bernard)
  • Crop and Soil Sciences (Department Head: Donn Shilling)
  • Entomology (Department Head: S. Kris Braman)
  • Food Science and Technology (Department Head: Rakesh K. Singh)
  • Horticulture (Department Head: Douglas Bailey)
  • Plant Pathology (Department Head: Harald Scherm)
  • Poultry Science (Department Head: Todd Applegate)


  1. ^ a b Thomas Walter, Reed (c. 1949). "History of the University of Georgia". Athens Banner-Herald. University of Georgia. Retrieved 2008-03-28.
  2. ^ "CAES Quick Facts". University of Georgia. Fall 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-28.

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