First "Bluegrass in the Garden" a Success
Multi-talented UGA Griffin horticulturalist Tony Johnson (left) has long dreamed of bringing a bluegrass event to the campus garden. That dream culminated on Sunday, May 17 with two bands playing a live concert in the shaded picnic area behind the Garden Education Building. More than 100 members of the community gathered to tap their feet and clap their hands to the lively music.
Griffin Campus Welcomes New FoodPIC Director
The University of Georgia Griffin recently hosted a reception to welcome Dr. Kirk Kealey as the new director for the campus’ Food Product Innovation and Commercialization (FoodPIC) Center. Dr. Kealey came to UGA from PEPSICO Corporation in New York, where he was the research and development director for the global raw material food safety and senior research and development manager for the international new product development. Local and state dignitaries, as well as staff, faculty and students gave Dr. Kealey a warm welcome. Learn more about Dr. Kirk Kealey here.
UGA Griffin Preview DaySaturday, June 6, 2015 is PREVIEW DAY at UGA Griffin. This is an opportunity to come and learn more about undergraduate and graduate majors; admissions requirements, financial aid, scholarships, student research opportunities and more. Registration is required by June 3. Read more here.
Mass Casualty Drill
UGA Griffin participated in a mass casualty event with local responders on March 25. At 9:30 a.m. a 911 call was placed regarding a mock tornado disaster on the campus. Emergency vehicles quickly arrived and "victims" were scattered far and wide. Simulated injuries were indicated on each victim with a tag, telling responders what had happened to those needing treatment. The event was coordinated by our Facilities Management Division with local police and emergency responders. See more photos on our Facebook page.
UGA Griffin Retiree Returns as Student
William Slaughter retired in 2014, after 30 years as a research coordinator on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin. A Georgia Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer III who's served two tours of duty in Kuwait/Iraq and Kosovo, he operates a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in Sunny Side, Georgia. Now he's decided to take on another venture – that of a UGA Griffin Campus college student. Click here to read full story.
Success Grows HERE
The innovative work we’re doing in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is paving the way for the future. At the forefront are world-renowned UGA faculty members, leading our research, teaching our students and providing expertise to our citizens.
Please take a look at this short video snapshot of a few faces of our success and their innovations that will help us feed the world.
New Textbook Co-authored by UGA Griffin Professor
Footprints in Micrometeorology and Ecology, a textbook coauthored by UGA Griffin Campus Professor Monique LeClerc, is now available through Springer Publishing. It is thefirst textbook on the subject offootprints and covers how tointerpret meteorological measurements made at a given level over a surface with regard to characteristic properties suchas roughness, albedo, heat, moisture, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Learn more here. The book can be ordred at www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/atmospheric+sciences/book/978-3-642-54544-3
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. 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