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Centers & Institutes

Centers and institutes are organizational forms designed to further the university’s instructional, research and public service missions in ways that cannot be addressed through traditional administrative structures. They facilitate instruction, scholarly and creative activity, and research collaborations across disciplines, and are home to some of the college's latest and most interdisciplinary research.

Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development

Located in Athens, Ga., the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development has economists and business specialists with the skills and knowledge to add value to Georgia's agricultural economy. It's faculty and staff coordinate the annual Farm Gate Value Report, Georgia Ag Forecast and Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest. 

Center for Food Safety

The UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga. was established in 1993 with a mission of maintaining and improving the safety of foods through the development of methods that detect, control, or eliminate pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins.

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health is located in Tifton. The center works to develop programs and information to help control invasive species and improve forest health and natural resources.

Center for Soybean Improvement

The principal mission of the Center for Soybean Improvement is to promote collaboration among scientists and facilitate interdisciplinary research that will result in the development of superior yielding, drought tolerant, and multiple pest resistant cultivars and improved management systems.

Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center

The Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center helps companies develop new food products efficiently and economically. Located in Griffin. the center facilitates commercialization of food products by providing resources and facilities for both start-up ventures and existing food companies.

Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture

The Center for Urban Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Griffin. provides intellectual leadership through research, teaching and extension to sustain urban ecosystems, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life in urban settings.

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics

The Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics trains graduate students in modern plant breeding methods and conducts basic research on the genetics and genomics of crop traits important to agriculture and humankind.

Regenerative Bioscience Center

The Regenerative Bioscience Center in Athens links researchers and resources collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new cures for the devastating diseases that touch all of our lives.