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Collage of an illustration of Josef Broder over mountains of his native Switzerland and Conner Hall

Shaping the culture of learning: Josef Broder retires after 47 years at CAES

Shaping the culture of learning: Josef Broder retires after 47 years at CAES

“I’m amazed at what my students have done. So many of them have really made a difference, and that makes me feel like maybe I made a difference here too.”

Josef Broder, retired associate dean of academic affairs

“I like getting my students to go beyond their comfort zones and get to know the people here. Everyone here has a story, and I love that this course allows us to tell those stories.”

Abigail Borron, who teaches “Culture-Centered Communication and Engagement”

Iteago Felton pets his dog while other animals on his farm roam freely

Farm Again program helps veterans reconnect with the land

Farm Again program helps veterans reconnect with the land

Helping people makes me happy. The emphasis of UGA Extension is to serve others, so I feel lucky that I've had a job that's given me the tools to help others and find happiness in the process.

Rolando Orellana, water management agent for the Center for Urban Agriculture

“I am a deliriously happy person, and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Will Harris, Department of Animal and Dairy Science alumnus and owner of White Oak Pastures

“I used to think of education as the way to enlighten your mind. UGA made me believe that your mind can change the world.”

Samikshya Rijal, plant breeding, genetics and genomics doctoral student

“My advice would be to work for companies that have values: integrity, innovation and a commitment to excellence.

Caroline Hofland, president and CEO of CBH International

Taking on an international position allowed me to appreciate how important global food security is, and how critical research is as part of the solution.”

Dave Hoisington, director of the Innovation Lab for Peanut

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