Campus Overview

UGA-Griffin is one of the region's premier agricultural research centers


For a world-class education in the heart of Georgia, consider Griffin as your new academic home.

UGA-Griffin's undergraduate programs are degree-completion programs for transfer students or those seeking a second bachelor’s degree. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers three undergraduate majors, plus a graduate program in plant protection and pest management.

Academic programs from CAES at UGA-Griffin

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has classrooms, laboratories and facilities located on the UGA Griffin campus. Six of the nine CAES departments are represented.

Visit the departmental websites to learn more about their work in Griffin:

Research and Extension

Research and extension 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, and urban agriculture.

CAES Research Programs

CAES Extension & Outreach Programs


  • Located 40 miles south of Atlanta, the UGA Griffin campus lies in the heart of one of the nation’s fastest growing areas.
  • Just 30 miles south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport, the campus is easily accessible by visitors across the nation and the world.

Property Size

  • The main campus contains 123 acres.
  • Also included is the 60-acre Research and Education Garden off Ellis Road.
  • Four outlying research farms, the Dempsey Farm, the Westbrook, the 204-acre Bledsoe and 80-acre Beckham Farm complete the campus properties.

UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Georgia Experiment Station
Mobile Soil Testing Unit
Experiment, GA
Cowart,  Director
Olson, Dirver

Historical Facts

  • First established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888 as a result of the federal Hatch Act.
  • Early research focused on fertilizers and soil erosion.
  • The deep farrow method of planting winter oats, pioneered here around 1900.
  • The first formulated feed diets for dairy and beef cattle in Georgia were discovered in Griffin in the early 1900s.
  • Numerous crop varieties have been bred by Griffin scientists including Empire cotton, released in 1942, which had a major impact on cotton growers in the state.

Mules plowing
Men working in the field
Mules and mills

Historical Images 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. 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 in the archive. 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.