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YSP 2016 is Under Way

Young Scholars riding tram for first day tourUGA Griffin is hosting 23 students for the Young Scholars Program this year - 14 returning and 9 first year. They represent 11 high schools in Spalding and surrounding counties. Selected students participate in a six-week, paid summer internship, conducting research alongside UGA scientists. Their first day, in addition to a YSP orientation, the students toured our Seed Storage facility, a Plant Pathology lab, Food Science (with some chocolate tasting), and enjoyed a walk through the Research and Education Garden. Welcome, Young Scholars!!

Welcome Reception for new CAES Dean

Dean Sam Pardue speaks with Dr. Lew Hunnicutt at the Dean's welcome receptionThe UGA Griffin Campus hosted a welcome reception for Dean Sam Pardue on March 21. Faculty, staff and students were on hand to welcome Dean Pardue and treated him to some warm Griffin campus hospitality.

27th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony

2016 Employees of the YearOn March 17, the Griffin campus celebrated its 27th annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, recognizing meritorious service awards as well as naming three Employees of the Year. There were ten nominees for this prestigious recognition, and the three award recipients were Mary Flynn of Finance and Administration, Sue Ellen McCullough of Food Science, and LaMont Sudduth of Horticulture. Congratulations and thanks for a job well done to all!

Arkin Portrait Unveiled

Unveiling of Gerald Arkin portraitAs part of the Employee Recognition Ceremony, a portrait of Dr. Gerald Arkin, retired Assistant Dean at the Griffin Campus, was unveiled. Dr. Bob Shulstad, Associate Dean for CAES, was on hand to unveil the portrait, which will hang in the Flynt building along with other previous campus directors. Jennifer Edwards, the artist and also a recent UGA Griffin graduate, assisted with the unveiling.

Oral History Project

Fairmont Oral History ProjectThe Fairmont Community Oral History Project is a collaboration between the Griffin Branch NAACP and the Richard B. Russell Library and Griffin Campus Library of the University of Georgia. The seed was planted in the meetings of the Educational Prosperity Initiative which is also chaired by the president of the Griffin Branch NAACP, Jewel Walker-Harps. Thanks are extended to our collaborators: Griffin Housing Authority; Spalding County Collaborative; Fairmont Alumni Association; University of Georgia—Athens and Griffin campuses; and the Educational Prosperity Initiative, which is an affiliate of the Spalding County Collaborative and others. You can hear some of the interviews and read the transcripts here.

Pictured above (L-R) are Jewell Walker-Harps, Art Cain (Continuing Education), librarian John Cruickshank, and Be-Atrice Cunningham, Project Manager for the Assistant Dean's Office.

If you wish to participate in this project and in an ongoing oral history of the UGA Griffin campus, please contact UGA Griffin librarian John Cruickshank at

UGA Griffin Turfgrass Program Highlighted

The Georgia Farm Bureau recently filmed a segment on the UGA Griffin turf science program. Watch the segment here.

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.

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.

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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:

  • Education
  • Food safety and quality enhancement
  • Biotechnology and genetics
  • Crop and pest management
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Urban agriculture
University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)