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.
Current CAES students are encouraged to apply for 2015-16 College-wide, departmental and UGA-Griffin CAES scholarships. Information about the various types of awards is available under "Students," upper left on this page. (www.students.caes.uga.edu). The Scholarship page is located in the “Undergraduate” section. Applications are submitted online. The deadline is March 1st, 2015. Please see Julie Cook in the Flynt Building at UGA Griffin for additional information.
UGA Griffin breaks ground on Food Technology Center
A neat, long pile of soil anchored with red handled shovels standing at attention waited under blue skies and perfect fall temperatures as a crowd gathered to witness the long awaited groundbreaking for the UGA Griffin Food Technology Center on Friday, October 17th.
The event was more a celebration of the culmination of local, university and state efforts to build this world class center a proper home from which to operate. Gov. Nathan Deal, UGA President Jere Morehead, Regent Tommy Hopkins, Rep. David Knight and Griffin Spalding Development Authority Chairman Chuck Copeland all spoke to the gathering, reminding everyone of the importance of the FoodPIC Center to the community, the university, the country and the world.
Let the dirt be turned! View ceremony photos here.
CAES Assistant Dean Jerry Arkin Retires
On September 30, UGA administration, faculty, staff and students joined CAES Assistant Dean Jerry Arkin as he celebrated his retirement after 27 years of service. He was touted for all of his many accomplishments, including being an integral part of bringing academic programs to the Griffin campus. Dr. Kris Braman, (pictured left) will serve in the interim until a permanent replacement is chosen. Dr. Braman has been with UGA for more than 25 years, serving as faculty in entomology and as Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture. A second celebration was held in the evening, allowing community business leaders, elected officials and friends of the campus to express appreciation and well wishes to Dr. Arkin. To see pictures from his celebrations, please click here and here. We thank Dr. Jerry Arkin for his dedication to UGA Griffin and the Griffin-Spalding community and wish him the best in his retirement.
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