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Irvin to deliver 2005 Rod Ziemer Lecture

University of Georgia

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin will outline the state agricultural industry's position in the international marketplace in the 2005 Rod Ziemer Lecture April 12 in Athens.

Irvin's address will be at 3:30 p.m. in Rooms K/L of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

The annual lecture series began in 1986 in memory of former UGA graduate student Rod Ziemer, who died in a car accident in Texas in 1984.

Ziemer wrote more articles than any other agricultural economics graduate student. Selected as the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences outstanding graduate student, he also received the American Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Dissertation Award.

The lecture is designed to kindle a spirit of excellence in future generations of agricultural economics graduate students.

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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