Welcome to the inaugural Ag Dawg Holiday Gift Guide! We are excited to share with you the items that several CAES alumni submitted. What gifts will you purchase this holiday season?

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Share the Love Fix-n-Mix Gift Box

All the Fixin’s

Brett Tucker (BSA – Agribusiness, ’05; MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’08)

Price: $55

Share love through pecans with this gift box full of pecan goodness. This box includes three 5 oz bags of our flavored pecans, a 10 oz bag of plain, six mini candies such as our Ruckus Maker turtles, Sweet Thang pralines, chocolate cover Heaps a Good, or our Round Up pecan butter cups. And also a 5 oz spiced pack of “Gimme a Hint” pecan butter. This box produces six food donation items for children in need.

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Brasstown Gift Set

Brasstown Beef

Bud Whitmire (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’10)

Price: Varies

A gift box (or certificate) from Brasstown Beef is the perfect item for the home chef who appreciates the finest quality beef for an exceptional cooking and eating experience. Extraordinary Care = Extraordinary Beef.

Our promise and commitment: All products are from humanely raised, grass-fed, all-natural Brasstown Beef cattle, free of ALL antibiotics and growth-promoting hormones. Global Animal Partnership (GAP) verifies our claims.

Cartecay Vineyards

2021 Chimney Noel

Cartecay Vineyards

Larry Lykins (BSA – Animal Science, ’96; MS – Animal Science, ’98)

Price: $23

A Christmas Wine, just in time for the Holidays. A
Sweet Nouveau wine with flavors of Christmas
Berries, Candy Canes and Peppermint Sticks.

Note – Will be available around Thanksgiving

Bright Star: The Meridian Trilogy, Book One

Bright Star: The Meridian Trilogy, Book One

Dallas Anne Duncan, LLC

Dallas Duncan (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’11; BSA – Animal Science, ’11)

Price: $45

Signed hardcover first-edition of this Ag Dawg’s debut novel:

Bridgette Conner is in her early twenties, studying violin at a university in the American South. She’s a part-time waitress, a full-time creative, and for all intents and purposes, a pretty normal twenty-something living a pretty normal life. She has senior year finals coming up, a few summer classes to round things out, and after that? Bridgette hasn’t given it much thought.

One Sunday in 2019, a newcomer enters the diner where she works. And suddenly, Bridgette has many, many thoughts about what comes next: Magic is for fairytales. Her life has been anything but.

… Until now.

“Bright Star” follows Bridgette as she begins to tackle an uncertain, constantly changing present based on a past she didn’t know was hers to claim. The world in which Bridgette grew up is very different from the possibilities she’s now presented with — if she is willing to join forces with Elves and Fairies, witches and Sanguisuge coteries, Tieflings and Baetalü, to make possibility reality.

Immersed largely in the history of the Salem Witch Trials and Civil Rights Movement, melded with modern-day challenges of changing colonizer mindsets and confronting one’s own economic and social biases, “The Meridian Trilogy” is as much a fantasy series as it is a lens through which to view twenty-first century politics and global lifestyles. Intensely researched, meticulously detailed, combining fictional worldbuilding with real-life happenings, it’s a rarity in the genre … and perhaps like Bridgette Conner, something new in its entirety.

The saga begins this November. Will you join us?

Peanut, Pecan, Almond, Cashew and Hazelnut Butters

Georgia Grinders

Jaime Foster (BSA – Animal Science, ’99)

Price: $6 to $15

From savory to sweet and creamy to crunchy, Georgia Grinders’ premium nut butters are perfect for anyone who is looking for high quality, clean foods to fuel their adventurous life. With no added sugars or oils, it is perfectly to grab a spoon and dig in. You will never find palm oil, stevia, lecithin, or any unnecessary ingredients in our nut butters. We love to keep it clean and simple because life is already complicated enough!

Nut butters may be one of the most versatile pantry staples these days. There is no meal of the day or snack that they do not complete, and that most definitely includes dessert! Depending with what you choose to pair, the sweet or savory flavors in the nut butters emerge, which is directly related to the quality of nuts sourced and the lack of additives during the production process.

Hardy’s Peanuts Inc. Party Peanuts

Hardy’s Peanuts Inc.

Brad Hardy (BSA – Agricultural Communications, ’96)
Ken Hardy (BSA – Entomology, ’93)

Price: $2.50 for a 4 oz. bag

Our Party Peanuts come in four unique flavors. Simply Salted, Sweet Southern Sriracha, Crushed Black Pepper, and Delicious Dill Pickle. They are freshly oil roasted and tumbled to add the perfect amount of flavor.

Mango Thai Basil Pepper Preserves

Piedmont Provisions

Heather Russell (BS – Ecology, ’00)

Price: $14

This preserve is one of our most interesting pepper jellies and it’s a real crowd pleaser paired with blue cheese. Pair with poultry or seafood for a dish you won’t forget, or try our favorite appetizer: a slice of green pear, a bit of chorizo, blue cheese, and a dollop of this preserve. Delicious!

Ingredients: Organic sugar, organic mango, organic habanero peppers, champagne vinegar, organic lime juice, organic pectin.

Organic Herb Gardening Kit

Hortiki Plants

Victoria LeBeaux (MS – Agricultural and Applied Economics, ’08)

Price: $34.99

Hortiki Plants Organic Herb Gardening Kit makes a great gift for everyone. This kit includes seeds for three kitchen classics – basil, chives, and oregano – perfect for everyday cooking. Easily create a productive kitchen windowsill garden with this all inclusive kit that comes complete with simple step-by-step instructions. Plus every Hortiki Plants’ kit comes with our Lifetime Plant Health Check-Ups where customers can get text, phone, and video support for any stage of their plant’s growth. Moreover, every kit is backed by our 100% Fearless Gardening Guarantee with free seed replacement if plants don’t grow.

KIT CONTENTS: – 3 Seed Sachets with our Kitchen Classic Seed Collection: Basil, Chives, Oregano – 3 Biodegradable Pots – 3 Biodegradable Water Catchment Trays – 3 Bamboo Plant Markers – 2 Bags of Organic Potting Soil – 1 Glass Mister Bottle for Gently Watering New Sprouts – Growing Instructions, recipes, and more! – Kit contents sourced in North America.

Frosted Acrylic Dog Bone Ornaments

Hull Design Company

Anna Hull (BSA – Animal Science, ’17; MS – Poultry Science, ’20)

Price: $12

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These acrylic dog bone ornaments are a perfect way to incorporate your furry friend into your holiday decorations. They are frosted ornaments which means the clear backing is textured and slightly opaque for a frosty look. The name of your pet is hand-lettered onto the ornament for a fun and unique look.

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Length: 3.5 inches
Height: 2 inches
Thickness: 0.2 inches

Do you want to add color to the ornament? Check out my listing for “clear” dog bone ornaments that I can add color to.

They Inspired Me Book

THEY INSPIRED ME: My Life Journey From Gardi to Tomahawk Mountain

The Hill Group Inc.

Jimmy Hill (BSAE – Agricultural Engineering, ’71)

Price: $19.95

An engaging and inspiring book about Jimmy L. Hill. He is a UGA CAES graduate that made a positive difference in Georgia and Georgia Agriculture during a career spanning over 50 years. He is a master storyteller and his engaging writing will keep you glued to the book. Jimmy is funny, serious and you will want more after finishing the book.

Enter code CAES at checkout.

Leaping Goat Soaps

Leaping Goat Soaps

Latimer Luck Acres

Amanda Latimer (MS – Animal Science, ’89)

Price: $5 per bar

Handmade goats milk soap scented with a variety of essential and fragrance oils. Each bar has an ounce of goats milk and also haveocal honey. We make bars with charcoal, clays, salt and even grits. Our bars are all natural and we do not add preservatives or colorants.

Pearson Farm

Pearson’s Classic Gift Box

Pearson Farm

Al Pearson (BSA – Horticulture, ’72)

Price: $50

Gift Box containing: 12oz bag of Elliot Halves, 12oz bag of Signature Toasted & Salted Pecans, 10oz jar of Peach Preserves, and an 8oz tin of Chocolate covered pecan halves.

10 lb. Gift Box – RealSweet Peruvian Sweet Onions

Shuman Farm

Mason Goolsby (BSA – Agribusiness, ’19; MAB – Agribusiness, ’19)

Price: $40

Sweet onions are the perfect ingredient for all your favorite comfort foods and holiday dishes! Order a box today to ship directly to the cooking enthusiasts in your life, no matter how near or far.

Peruvian sweet onions are grown using the same processes and standards as the Vidalia onions that we all know and love. Importing these sweet onions through the Port of Savannah each year also helps to support more than 440,000 jobs in the Southeast, including year-round workforces in Shuman Farms’ own Vidalia-area packing facilities.

teXga Beef Box

teXga Farms

Caroline Lewallen (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’11)

Price: $325 – market price varies

Each harvest season we put together a variety of our premium Ribeye, New York Strip and Sirloin steaks with our ground beef, cube steak, stew meat, roasts and short ribs to create a flavorful, grillmaster’s dream package. Beef boxes can be purchase through our website at texgafarms.com. We offer free at the farm pick up (by appointment only) or beef can be shipped any where within the state of Georgia.

Natural Goat Milk Shampoo – Lavender Mint

Yellow Rose Farm Soap Co, LLC

Shannon Lawrence (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’10)

Price: $15

Each harvest season we put together a variety of our premium Ribeye, New York Strip and Sirloin steaks with our ground beef, cube steak, stew meat, roasts and short ribs to create a flavorful, grillmaster’s dream package. Beef boxes can be purchase through our website at texgafarms.com. We offer free at the farm pick up (by appointment only) or beef can be shipped any where within the state of Georgia.

A natural shampoo made on the FARM. Fresh, raw goat milk from my herd of healthy, happy Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats provides the base for this product. Goat Milk has the same pH as our skin so absorbs and delivers the gentle cleansing. I also add stinging nettle to the mix. Stinging nettle is used in Europe for hair growth.

This formula is scented with an essential oil blend that is also beneficial to your hair and scalp. The Lavender essential oil soothes the scalp and the Peppermint helps to open the hair follicles to remove excess sebum and dirt.

This shampoo contains NO sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils or alcohol.

lf you would like there is a matching reconstructive conditioner available. I find I don’t need to use a conditioner but if you use chemical products(gel, spray, etc.), wash your hair daily, or use a blow dryer, straightener, etc. you may need the extra protection this provides.



UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Price: $50

Your personalized brick will be placed outside the CAES Activity Center, located on the east side of the Athens Campus in front of the Four Towers Building. The Activity Center is home to the CAES student lounge and the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame, a perfect location for alumni and friends to showcase their CAES pride.

Sponsor a brick and have it engraved to your specifications. Consider personalizing a brick to honor a current or former CAES student, to highlight your business or industry or to remember a loved one. For a $50 tax-deductible contribution per brick, you can sponsor any number of engraved commemorative bricks.

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