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D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards

D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center, Athens, Ga.

Lecture — 3:30 p.m. in Mahler Auditorium
Reception — 4:30 p.m.

Wheat breeder and World Food Prize winner Sanjaya Rajaram presents 2015 D.W. Brooks Lecture

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram as the speaker for its annual D.W. Brooks Lecture on Nov. 10.

Rajaram was awarded the World Food Prize in 2014 in recognition of his work as a wheat breeder, which resulted in a 200 million ton increase in the global annual wheat harvest and increased food-security in 51 countries around the world. He championed the free trade of plant breeding information and technology around the globe, further contributing to the development of stress-resistant varieties of wheat and other grains. Read more about Rajaram.

His talk, focusing on the international implications of agricultural research and the work of expanding the world's food supply, should appeal to students in horticulture and crop and soil sciences, but also to those who study international development, food security, agricultural economics and the promotion of agricultural technology.

2015 D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence

Award Recipient
Distinguished Professor Peggy Ozias-Akins
Teaching Ronald Pegg
Research George Vellidis
Extension Phil Brannen
Public Service Extension Jennifer Grogran

2015 CAES Faculty and Staff Awards

Award Recipient
Outstanding Academic Advisor Robert Beckstead
Administrative / Professional Mary Jane Scarborough
Skilled Trades Carl Hall
Technical Jennifer Berry


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