contents CAES southscapes // SPRING 2017 // VOL. 13 • ISSUE 1 TRADITIONS MCDANIEL Family The heart of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences lives in its people. This issue explores the work of the CAES family. ONLINE EXTRAS For these stories and more, visit caes.uga. edu/alumni/news. Scientist Glen Rains, entomology professor on the UGA Tifton campus, is using 3-D imagery and robots in early identiﬁcation of crop disease and insect pressure. Family Traditions 26 The Tyson family 28 The Black family 30 The Howard family Life-Changing Research 32 33 34 36 D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards -b;�e; & d;a;ï�b; �e; b; # e;2b; a;a;�b;�c;c; David Riley and black-eyed peas DENNIS Student Empowerment 37 , a;a; .ïea;b; a;�e; b;  38 %�c; a;1�b;ea;#b;�e;a;b;c; ȁ ON THE COVER: CAES alumni and members of the Tyson family (back row, left to right) Samantha Strickland, Tyson Strickland, Nathan Tyson, Edmond Strickland, Morgan Grizzle, (middle row, left to right) Anna Strickland, Jody Strickland, Tony Tyson and Reuben Flanders pose for a photo on Willie (front) and Barbara Tyson’s farm in Perry, Georgia. Photo by Dennis McDaniel Georgia FFA and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences work together to promote agriculture and leadership to middle and high school students. 22 departments 1 2 3 40 42 42 43 From the Dean By the Numbers Noteworthy Faculty Notes From Four Towers Class Notes Lead Dawgs PHOTO FROM “ROCK EAGLE: CENTERPIECE OF GEORGIA 4-H” 20 JOSH PAINE Georgia 4-H’ers have collected more than 160,000 pounds of pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia for a donation of more than $97,000. The 2016 and 2017 Georgia Farmers of the Year — John McCormick and Everett Williams, respectively — are both alumni of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. NATHAN CONGLETON/NBC 18 8 Georgia Grinders Pecan Butter took the grand prize at the 2017 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.