Spring Break Georgia Ag Tour
About the Tour
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students have the rare opportunity to spend spring break traveling and exploring the vast industry that is Georgia Agriculture, while earning two hours of UGA credit.
This five-day tour, led by Doug Bailey, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, allows students to visit and meet some industry professionals engaged in a variety of Georgia commodities. The tour changes each year, but some of our stops have included Lewis Taylor Farms, Mercier Orchards, Wolf Mountain Vineyards, and many more locations that highlight to diverse areas of agriculture that the state has to offer.
One of our most exclusive stops, the Chick-fil-A Test Kitchen, allows students to see the science and technique involved in bringing the delicious chicken sandwich, crispy nuggets, and exciting food innovations to Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. In addition to eating the nation’s favorite Chick-fil-A treats, students have the opportunity to see large scale farming operations, experience an alligator farm, and learn from a variety of agricultural professionals throughout the state.
There is a $250 fee associate with the tour, which covers the cost of all lodging and travel expenses, as well as some meals. A $100 deposit is due by Thursday, December 12, 2019 and the remaining balance is due before Friday, January 1, 2020. Students enrolled in the associated course, AESC 4530, will be required to meet on intermittent Mondays, during the spring semester, from 3:35-5:30 p.m. This tour is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please contact Claire Sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
Want a peek at one of our stops from Spring Break 2019?
Take a look at these photos from our visit to the UGA Tifton Campus, where we were able to tour the dairy and learn about sustainable agriculture.