24 episodes

On Cultivating Curiosity, we get down and dirty with the experts on all the ways science and agriculture touch our lives, from what we eat to how we live. Listen in for episodes about a hot new coastal commodity, a day in the life of a pollinator, how to live more sustainably through urban farming and so much more.2023 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Georgia Award of Excellence for Podcasts.

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On Cultivating Curiosity, we get down and dirty with the experts on all the ways science and agriculture touch our lives, from what we eat to how we live. Listen in for episodes about a hot new coastal commodity, a day in the life of a pollinator, how to live more sustainably through urban farming and so much more.2023 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Georgia Award of Excellence for Podcasts.

    Navigating food waste and loss in today's world

    Navigating food waste and loss in today's world

    In this episode, we sit down with Angelos Deltsidis, assistant professor and postharvest Extension specialist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, to explore the important role postharvest physiology has in preserving the quality and safety of our food supply and its broader implications for agriculture and global food security. From the moment fruits and vegetables are harvested to the time they reach our tables, a complex journey unfolds. Tune in to hear how Angelos is developing bot...

    • 24 min
    Ripe for change: How climate shifts are shaping the future of peach farming

    Ripe for change: How climate shifts are shaping the future of peach farming

    In this episode, we dive into the world of peach production with Dario Chavez, associate professor in the CAES Department of Horticulture. Join us as we explore the intricate relationship between science, agriculture and climate change, uncovering how chill hours impact peach production and discuss the future of peach breeding in the face of shifting climate trends. From innovative breeding techniques to evolving production management strategies, discover how researchers like Chavez collabora...

    • 23 min
    Sip, savor, succeed: Inside the Flavor of Georgia food contest

    Sip, savor, succeed: Inside the Flavor of Georgia food contest

    Join us for an exclusive peek behind the curtain of one of the University of Georgia's most beloved events – the Flavor of Georgia food contest. In this episode, we sit down with Laurel Dunn, assistant professor and Extension coordinator in the Department of Food Science and Technology. From the initial product submission to the final judging round, Laurel explains the contest process to listeners, highlighting the categories available for contestants. Products submitted showcase the breadth ...

    • 17 min
    Leadership, Innovation and the Journey to the No. 1 Ag School with CAES Dean and Director, Nick Place

    Leadership, Innovation and the Journey to the No. 1 Ag School with CAES Dean and Director, Nick Place

    In this episode of Cultivating Curiosity, we sit down with Nick Place, Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. Follow along as we learn about his journey from a Pennsylvania dairy farm to leading the forefront of agricultural and environmental science research, education and outreach. Hear about the dean's experiences in Extension work, international collaborations in Poland and the transition from being a Florida Gator to a Ge...

    • 26 min
    Healthy holidays: Food safety tips for gifts and gatherings

    Healthy holidays: Food safety tips for gifts and gatherings

    Carla Schwan, CAES assistant professor and UGA Cooperative Extension food safety specialist joins us for a food safety-themed holiday episode! Carla shares how to safely prepare and share food during the holiday season, including gifting homemade food items like infused oils, canned produce and baked goods. Listen in to learn easy ways to prevent foodborne illnesses during the holidays – and every day!ResourcesThe Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Big 9Serving up the facts: Food science an...

    • 28 min
    Breaking stigma: Mental health solutions in farming and rural communities

    Breaking stigma: Mental health solutions in farming and rural communities

    Explore the heart of rural Georgia in this episode as we discuss the intersection of social work, agriculture and mental well-being with Anna Scheyett, professor in the CAES Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) and former dean at the University of Georgia's School of Social Work. Anna shares how she is building more robust networks to dismantle mental health stigmas, advocate for farmers' health and mental well-being, and highlight the statewide work being...

    • 27 min

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