2013 Technical Support Award of Excellence
Department: Crop and Soil Sciences
John Rema is a research technician in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. He has been working for Dr. Miguel Cabrera for 19 years and enjoys it very much.
Rema is responsible for field and lab work related to the application of animal manures to crop and pasture land. His area of work focuses on poultry litter, as well as a mixture of poultry litter and bedding material. What he enjoys most about his job is the people he works with.
Rema first began working for the department in 1986 as a laboratory assistant for Dr. D.E. Radcliff. Since this was only a temporary position, he was then hired six months later by Dr. Kim Tan as a laboratory technician.
When Tan retired in 1994, Rema moved to Cabrera's lab.
Rema enjoys playing badminton and is an active member of the UGA badminton club, which practices at the Ramsey Student Center. He is married to Molly Rema, and they have two sons.