The University of Georgia’s Sustainable Food Systems Initiative is pleased to host the 2022 joint annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). The 2022 conference theme, “Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points Into Sustainable Food Systems,” is an invitation to envision a more sustainable and equitable future by critically engaging with the histories and legacies that have framed agricultural food landscapes over time. Cultivating connections means that we are active participants, called to dig in for the preparation of building fruitful relationships with one another to foster greater sustainability within the food system. The food system is an intricate web of social connections, with each node of the web shaping how food is regarded, how it’s grown, how it will be distributed, who will buy it, and what its overall significance is within communities. These elements provide entry points for conversation, reconciliation, and action toward building stronger, more sustainable connections within the food system. Participants are invited to engage in conversations about changes to the current agri-food paradigm to better represent and advocate for a more just and equitable food system – from farm to fork – that strengthens community viability, food security, and the sovereignty of all people.
May 18
05/18 8:00AM - 05/21 2:00PM Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points into Sustainable Food Systems
Ongoing
UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series       Are food safety and AMR friends on Instagram?                         Guest speaker: Jorge Pinto Ferreira Food Safety Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Date: Monday, May 23 Time: 10 a.m. ET Zoom: https://uga.zoom.us/j/9388938642  Hosted by Dr. Issmat Kassem Bio: Jorge Pinto Ferreira is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, originally from Portugal, with five years of clinical experience; a Masters in Food Safety; a PhD (as Fulbright scholar) in Population Medicine (with a graduate certificate in public policy). Doctoral studies were conducted in a partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University (USA) and the medical school of Duke University (USA) and were dedicated to the epidemiological aspects of the transmission of Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In 2017 he became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. Between 2012-2017 he worked as a consultant in Switzerland, (SAFOSO AG), and from October 2017 until June 2021 worked for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), as the Deputy Head of the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Veterinary Products Department. Joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in July 2021, as Food Safety Officer.
May 23
10:00AM - 11:00AM Are food safety and AMR friends on Instagram? https://uga.zoom.us/j/9388938642
Join us for the Calhoun H.E.R.D. Sale.
Jun 01
12:30PM - 5:00PM Calhoun H.E.R.D. Sale Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavilion, Calhoun, GA
The D.W. Brooks Awards recognize faculty who make outstanding contributions to the college's critical mission areas. 
Nov 08
All Day DW Brooks Lecture and Awards
More information coming soon!
Dec 07
All Day CAES Athens Campus Holiday Luncheon
The 2023 Ag Forecast will be held January 27, 2023 in Tifton, Georgia. 
Jan 27
8:00AM - 11:59PM Ag Forecast 2023