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Todd Hurt Recieves Honorary American FFA Degree Posted Oct 11, 2017 by Matthew Chappell

Although Todd Hurt is not a member of the Horticulture Department, we consider him an adopted member and are pleased to announce that he was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree. This award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personalcommitment. The National FFA Organization works to enhance the lives of youth through agricultural education.Without the efforts of highly dedicated individuals, thousands of young people would not be able to achieve success that, in...

2017 Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day – Friday, October 6 Posted Sep 16, 2017 by Matthew Chappell

1221 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 Friday, October 6, 2017 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)   Register Here: https://events.attend.com/f/1383781550   Have you ever wondered what is going on at UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm? The faculty and staff of the Department of Horticulture at The University of...

Marc van Iersel named Dooley Professor Posted Aug 29, 2017 by mvanier

Marc van Iersel has been named the ‘Dooley Professor’ in the Department of Horticulture. The Vincent J. Dooley professorship was established by the UGA athletic foundation in honor of former UGA football coach and athletic director Vince ‘Coach’ Dooley. Coach Dooley is an avid gardener and supporter of the horticulture...

UGA Masters Student Honored as 2017 ISHS Outstanding Graduate Student! Posted Aug 26, 2017 by pathomas

Congratulations are in order for  Miss Jun Liu, Masters of Science student who just won two graduate student awards at ISHS:  The first was for the best oral presentation for the Workgroup Peach Culture and the second was for Outstanding Graduate Student Award.  Both awards were given at the International...

Four Department Students Recieve Prestigeous Sidney B. Meadows Scholarships Posted Aug 22, 2017 by pathomas

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund has announced the names of twelve students from several southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year.   In the Undergraduate category, the UGA Hort Department had two out of the six awardees.  Ruqayah Bhuiyan and Michael Delvalle each received one of the $1500.00...

UGA Research Leader’s Work on Tomato Genome Featured in PLOSbgenetics! Posted Aug 20, 2017 by pathomas

Dr. Esther van der Knapp, Professor in the Department of Horticulture and the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics and her team of scientists from UGA and The Ohio State University have recent had their work on Cell size regulation published in PLOS genetics, a...

UGA Horticulture Major Michael DelValle Receives the 2017 Hammer Scholarship Posted Jul 26, 2017 by pathomas

Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship is awarded to Michael Del Valle of University of Georgia Dümmen Orange announces inaugural scholarship recipient at Cultivate’17   Columbus, OH, July 25, 2017 – The first-ever recipient of the Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship was announced as Michael Del Valle, Jr., an undergraduate student...

Dr. Paul Thomas – Winner of 2017 Alex Laurie Award for Research and Education Posted Jul 20, 2017 by Matthew Chappell

A renowned researcher, prolific speaker and mentor to college students is the recipient of the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) 2017 Alex Laurie Award. The association will present the honor to Paul A. Thomas, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Georgia’s horticulture department, on Sept. 9 during SAF Palm...

Gray Simpson Named 2017 ASHS Horticulture Scholar Posted Jul 12, 2017 by pathomas

Congratulations are in order for recently graduated Horticulture major Gray Simpson, one of two students selected nationally as a 2017 American Society for Horticultural Science “Scholar.”  The ASHS Scholars Award was established by the ASHS Board of Directors for the purpose of recognizing and supporting scholastic achievement and to encourage...

Dr. Suzanne Stone Appointed Director of R&D, Production at Urban Seeds, Inc. Posted May 26, 2017 by pathomas

More excellent employment news: Congratulations to UGA Horticulture PhD graduate student Suzanne Stone, whom graduated this May and has accepted a great position with Urban Seeds, Inc., as Director of R&D and Production. Urban Seeds is an Aeroponic greenhouse based growing operation located in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Suzanne...