Success Grows Here
The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is the fertile ground where success grows into the reality of Georgia’s future. Please take a look at this short video snapshot of a few faces of our success. Click on the image below to launch the video.
Heirloom Winegrapes Planted at UGA Griffin Research Farm
A demonstration plot featuring heirloom winegrapes was planted this week at UGA-Griffin by The Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia. Located on Highway 16 on the Dempsey Research Farm, the area features five varietals of American Hybrid Winegrapes including Lenoir, Norton, Lomanto, Herbemont and Blanc du Bois. The association is looking forward to partnering with UGA-Griffin as they work to renew Georgia’s leadership in growing winegrapes. Pictured above is Doug Mabry – CEO, The Vineyard and Winery Association of West Georgia, George Granade – Director Field Services at UGA-Griffin, and Bruce Cross and Wendell Hoomes – volunteers with the association.
Plant Sale - Saturday, April 19
The Annual Friends of the Garden Plant Sale will be Saturday, April 19 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Research and Education Garden on Ellis Road.
Congressman Jack Kingston visits UGA Griffin to Learn about Research
United States Congressman Jack Kingston visited UGA Griffin and listened as Dr. Mike Doyle, Director of the UGA Center for Food Safety, detailed the critical research being conducted by the center and its faculty. Kingston, senior member of the House Appropriation committee, also heard from Dr. Paul Raymer and Dr. Quingguo “Jack” Huang about research projects concerning turf grass and environmental quality during a round table discussion Tuesday with UGA-Griffin faculty and agricultural leaders from the community. Dr. Doris Christopher, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs, provided a brief academic affairs update.
Classified Staff Awards
The 25th Annual Classified Staff Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 26 in the Stuckey Auditorium. This year there were eight nominees. During the ceremony, those employees who had meritorious service of ten years or more were recognized as well as new hires and retirees. Monica Townsend, of the Entomology Department, presented the research highlight focus for this year. State Representative Tom McCall, Chairman of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee, was the guest speaker. Following Rep. McCall’s keynote address, the 2014 Employees of the Year were announced; and they are Sherrod Baden, Horticulture; Tami Boyle, Center for Urban Agriculture; and Jason Hogan, Field Research Services.
Sorority Supports Young Scholars Program
PANEL, Inc., the fundraising arm of the Xi Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. donated $2,000 to the UGA Young Scholars Program (YSP). Pictured are (l-r): Be-Atrice Cunningham, YSP Coordinator; Gerald Arkin, Assistant Dean; Montrese Adger Fuller, Director of Development, Griffin Campus; Charlotte King Eady, Executive Director of PANEL, Inc.; and Kyri Johnson, Treasurer of PANEL, Inc. (not pictured, Ayannes Stodghill, President of PANEL, Inc.).
Historical Photo Archive
The UGA Griffin library has a large collection of old photographs of the Griffin Experiment Station dating back to the 1800’s. We invite you to look at our new photo archive here. If you have any information on any of the photographs (names, activities, location, etc.) please enter it in the comments box immediately below the photograph. This will help us identify people and gather as much information as possible about the photographs. If you have any photographs of your own we encourage you to share them with us and the world through our collection.
UGA Griffin Campus weekly radio show
Every Tuesday from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. join us for the weekly UGA Griffin Campus radio show on WKEU (1450 AM or 88.9 FM) to hear the latest on the UGA Griffin Campus. Tune in on April 8, when the program will feature Art Cain discussing upcoming Continuing Education programs and events. Please visit WKEU and click on "listen live" to listen to the weekly show live or click on "on demand" to listen to previous shows.
Ag Advocacy is here!
Remember that article on Yahoo! Education that listed agriculture as the number one useless major? A group of students at Texas A&M started an advocacy group called “Farmers Fight." Farmers Fight is a student-led initiative that hopes to reconnect American society to the world of agriculture. Beginning with these university students, Farmers Fight encourage consumers to ask where their food comes from, and give students, faculty, public officials, farmers and ranchers an opportunity to become “agvocates” for the agriculture community. Watch this video to see the Texas A&M students promoting agriculture.
About the Griffin Campus
The Griffin Campus, one of the premier agricultural research centers in the region, addresses today's needs for research, extension and outreach, and teaching. The programs on the Griffin Campus focus on several areas including:
- Food safety and quality enhancement
- Biotechnology and genetics
- Crop and pest management
- Environment and natural resources
- Urban agriculture