first_imgA new $18.5 million Animal and Dairy Science complex will make the University of Georgia an even better resource for Georgia farmers and consumers. “It’s a stepping stone for UGA to move into the elite,” said Sam Hodge, a senior majoring in meats science, to the crowd of more than 400 who dedicated the facility Feb. 6. Advantages for Georgia Larry Benyshek, animal and dairy science department head with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, said, “We will be able to compete with anyone in the United States with these facilities.” Department Partnerships The new complex includes a large animal research unit. It will allow for intensive research studies in physiology, nutrition and genetics. It also has a meats science and technology center. There, scientists will conduct studies for product quality, consistency and safety. A 150-seat auditorium will eventually be equipped as a distance learning classroom. “The (ADS) department serves a livestock industry with $850 million in cash receipts. . .” ÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Larry Benyshek Center Facts and Figures Faculty Focuscenter_img The UGA department’s quantitative genetics program has gained national attention in beef cattle. The addition of a leading scientist working in the area of cloning has brought in new technology in reproductive biology and adds to the efforts developing mammalian transgenesis. The beef and pork industries have identified product quality and consistency as major research areas. “The new meat science center will provide the facility to carry on a flourishing program in this area,” Benyshek said. UGA ADS Programs Benyshek said his faculty focuses on comprehensive programs dealing with the livestock that have an economic impact on Georgia farmers and consumers. Scientists conduct research leading to new technology and transfer that technology and information statewide through on-campus classes and the adult education programs of the Extension Service. “The department serves a livestock industry with $850 million in cash receipts from beef, dairy, hogs, sheep, horses and aquaculture,” he said. “These farm cash receipts transfer into a multibillion-dollar agribusiness industry.” Karen Holbrook, UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, said the complex offers a unique advantage in economic development on the UGA campus. By allowing for “leading-edge research,” she said, “this facility will serve as an incubator for companies. The community and the academy will now be able to work together within the same walls.” “The department is becoming more and more active in the Georgia Research Alliance effort to promote science leading to economic development,” he said. The fourth floor of the new complex houses four companies in leased space. The companies were founded by faculty members on the UGA campus. “This will become a model for the partnership between science and economic development,” Benyshek said.last_img read more

first_imgMore than 150 teens from U.S. military families will gather in the north Georgia mountains this July for a week of summer camp at Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Ga.The event, set for July 10-15, will be hosted by Georgia 4-H and Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base. “Georgia 4-H offers summer camps and weekend family camps for Georgia military families,” said Casey Mull, Georgia 4-H military program liaison. “To my knowledge, this will be the first camp that brings together reserve-component military teens from all branches of service and from all states across the nation.”4-H has offered camps for military kids for seven years, but this is the first that focuses on building leadership skills among reserve-component teens from a national audience.Barring any state or national disasters, National Guard and Reservists in the past have spent one weekend a month and two training weeks each summer away from their families. But, in recent years, that time away has gotten longer.”With Operation Enduring Freedom and the Overseas Contingency Operations, our country is relying more and more on guard members and reservists,” Mull said. “When a parent leaves for duty, it impacts the entire family. These summer camps are designed to help teens build their resiliency as well as inform themselves of programs available in their communities specifically for them.”This summer’s camp will help the students gain confidence in themselves and their abilities and learn ways to connect with other military teens, he said. Each day of camp will focus on a different branch of service: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.Like most summer camps, there will be traditional camping activities like hiking, rappelling, high-ropes challenges and white-water rafting.Each year, more than 700 military families and youth participate in Georgia 4-H camping programs specifically designed for military families.To learn more about Georgia 4-H’s military programs, visit For information on the national Extension-Military High Adventure Camp initiative, visit read more

first_imgThis house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, has sold for $4.25m. This house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, has sold for $4.25m.THE ultimate Ascot trophy home has sold for a whopping $4.25 million within two days of being listed for sale, in another sign Brisbane’s prestige property market is on fire.The private Sydney vendor of the immaculate, newly rebuilt property at 22-24 Ascot Street has made a very tidy profit from the sale, given records show he bought it for $1.625 million in 2011.The build is estimated to have cost upwards of $1 million. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The sitting room in the house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, which has sold for $4.25m.Inside is adorned with the highest quality finishes such as French oak flooring, French doors and sandstone walls.“You’re basically buying a brand new house in an area where you usually can’t find one,” Mr Keenan said.“Houses that have been renovated and where the floor plans have been fixed to work, people are happy to pay really good money for because they’re time poor — they just want to buy a product that’s done and move in.” BRISBANE TO DEFY HOUSE PRICE FALLS Inside the home at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, which has sold for $4.25m. The kitchen in the house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, which has sold for $4.25m. The living and dining area in the house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot.The sale of 22-24 Ascot Street is the latest in a number of $4 million plus sales in Brisbane in the past financial year, with agents reporting strong demand for high end homes, despite overall softness in the market.A historic, five-bedroom Queenslander perched on a hill at 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, sold for $4.405 million at auction earlier this month.FUNNIEST OPEN HOME INSPECTIONS The landmark home achieved one of the highest prices in the suburb for a non-riverfront property in more than a decade.Across the river, a luxurious four-bedroom estate at 16 Scott St, Hawthorne, sold last month for $4.875 million, and in April, riverfront home in Chelmer fetched $5 million. And it’s not just houses that are in demand.A three-bedroom apartment in New Farm changed hands for a whopping $6.5 million in March this year. MOST RECENT $4 MILLION PLUS SALES IN BRISBANESale date Address Sale priceJune, 2018 22-24 Ascot St, Ascot $4.25mJune, 2018 9 Craven St, Clayfield $4mJune, 2018 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe $4.405mMay, 2018 16 Scott St, Hawthorne $4.875mApril, 2018 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5mMarch, 2018 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $6.5mDec, 2017 77 Mowbray Tce, East Brisbane $4mDec, 2017 42 Quay St, Bulimba $4.225mNov, 2017 68 Molonga Tce, Graceville $5.65mNov, 2017 34 Mullens St, Hamilton $5.975mOct, 2017 175 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $4.15mOct, 2017 30 Aaron Ave, Hawthorne $4.1m This house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, has sold for $4.25m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoSelling agent Vaughan Keenan of Grace & Keenan said the property was scheduled to go to auction, but was taken off the market just two days after listing.“We had a buyer looking at penthouses in the New Farm and Teneriffe area, so we took them through a week before the house was completed,” Mr Keenan said.“There are lots of buyers out there who want to handle things discreetly, so they’re happy to pay a premium to get properties off the market.” ENTIRE TOWN LESS THAN ONE AVERAGE HOUSE Mr Keenan said the buyer was a mature, local family who had moved out of the area and was wanting a Brisbane base.The vendor employed Vaughan Keenan Designs to completely rebuild the original 1950s house on the 810 sqm site and transform it into a Hamptons style home.The house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, set among manicured gardens behind a private front gate.last_img read more