From Four Towers
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has an extensive influence on our communities, state, nation and world. Take a moment to reflect on your CAES journey.
The extensive influence CAES has on my education, career and family is astonishing. CAES has been a part of my life’s milestones. From my early memories of Extension working with my grandfather’s farm, to my mother’s career with the college, to completing my undergraduate degree under the mentorship of Michael Dirr, CAES laid a strong foundation.
The college continues to be an integral part of my family. My wife, Mandy, is an Extension 4-H specialist and our boys are heavily involved with Georgia 4-H. As assistant director of UGA Innovation Gateway, I have the privilege to work with our talented CAES plant breeders to commercialize their new plant varieties.
The CAES journey is lifelong and I am grateful for the opportunities to volunteer with the CAES Alumni Association and give back to the Ag Dawg family that has given so much to me. I am “Ag Dawg Proud” to represent the 20,000+ living CAES alumni in the role of CAES alumni board president.
I invite you to continue your CAES journey and connect, engage and celebrate with us! Visit us online at caes.uga.edu/alumni, on Facebook at UGA CAES Alumni Association and on Instagram at @agdawg_alumni to discover opportunities to get involved.
I am Brent Marable, and I am Ag Dawg Proud!
(BSA – Landscape Grounds Management, ’96; MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’13)
President, CAES Alumni Association