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.).
Blood Drive at UGA Griffin Campus
The American Red Cross blood drive at the UGA Griffin campus was a big success - thanks to everyone for donating. Pictured are husband and wife blood donors Chris (foreground) and Tami (back, left) Boyle. Chris works in our Physical Plant and Tami in our Center for Urban Agriculture.
George Granade Recognized for Distinguished Service
George Granade, Director of Field Services of the UGA Griffin campus, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Research Center Administrators Society, a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators. The award is given for service, leadership, and outstanding contributions to RCAS over an extended period of time. Read the article here.
Visiting Scientists at UGA Griffin
Pictured are visiting scientists and an exchange graduate student from China. Miss Chunling Zhang will be studying at UGA-Griffin for two years and is from the China Agricultural University. Dr. Aijun Hu, an associate professor in the College of Food Engineering and Biotechnology at Tianjin University of Science and Technology, and Dr. Jianlong Fang from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention are both conducting research with Dr. Yen-Con Hung, food science professor at UGA-Griffin.
Dr. Hu presented an overview of his research in Sonochemistry in Food to the group at UGA-Griffin. His research more specifically involves the use of ultrasound to enhance the safety and quality of fresh produce.
National Academy of Inventors Honors Dr. Mike Doyle
The National Academy of Inventors named Dr. Mike Doyle, University of Georgia Regent’s Professor of Food Microbiology and director of UGA’s Center for Food Safety at UGA Griffin, to the 2013 class of NAI Fellows. Read more here.
Dr. Gary Pederson Receives Prestigious Award
Dr. Gary Pederson was recently honored by the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) conference when he received the AFGC Medallion Award. This prestigious award is the highest honor presented by AFGC for outstanding contributions in forages and grasslands.
Dr. Pederson is the Research Leader and Coordinator of the USDA, ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit located on the University of Georgia Griffin campus. He is the first Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist to receive this award in the past 25 years and only the fifth ARS scientist to be honored with the award.
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