Scarecrows in the Garden
Come and visit the UGA Griffni Campus Research and Education Garden to see our annual Scarecrows in the Garden display. The display is up now through October 23, when we will culminate with a Scarecrows in the Garden Celebration. This is a family-friendly event from 1-4 p.m. Visit our Facebook page for a sneak peek.
First UGA dog comes to the UGA Griffin Campus
The UGA Griffin Campus now has its own UGA mascot. Campus Director Lew Hunnicutt hopes the first bulldog will launch a series of others placed on campus and around the city of Griffin, similar to those spotted around Athens. It took UGA Urban Ag Program Coordinator Greg Huber five Saturdays to paint the dog, which now stands proudly in the quad behind the Flynt Building, near the Mule Barn. Thanks for bringing our "UGA" to life, Greg!
UGA Griffin Hosts Bulldog Club
The Stuckey Auditorium was a sea of red when the UGA Griffin campus hosted the Bulldog Club. Guests enjoyed Varsity 'dogs and burgers while they listened to the Red Coat Alumni Band. Chuck Dowdle, sideline reporter for the Georgia Bulldogs, was the guest speaker, and he started with a tribute to famous illustrator Jack Davis. (Jack created many memorable Georgia Bulldog cartoons and passed away this week at the age of 91.) Chuck asked the crowd to forego the traditional moment of silence in Jack's honor and, instead, led them in a rousing "Dawg Call," which he felt would be more to the cartoonist's liking.
Oral History Project
The Fairmont Community Oral History Project is a collaboration between the Griffin Branch NAACP and the Richard B. Russell Library and Griffin Campus Library of the University of Georgia. The seed was planted in the meetings of the Educational Prosperity Initiative which is also chaired by the president of the Griffin Branch NAACP, Jewel Walker-Harps. Thanks are extended to our collaborators: Griffin Housing Authority; Spalding County Collaborative; Fairmont Alumni Association; University of Georgia—Athens and Griffin campuses; and the Educational Prosperity Initiative, which is an affiliate of the Spalding County Collaborative and others. You can hear some of the interviews and read the transcripts here.
Pictured above (L-R) are Jewell Walker-Harps, Art Cain (Continuing Education), librarian John Cruickshank, and Be-Atrice Cunningham, Project Manager for the Assistant Dean's Office.
If you wish to participate in this project and in an ongoing oral history of the UGA Griffin campus, please contact UGA Griffin librarian John Cruickshank at Johnlc@uga.edu.
UGA Griffin Turfgrass Program Highlighted
The Georgia Farm Bureau recently filmed a segment on the UGA Griffin turf science program. Watch the segment here.
Success Grows HERE
The innovative work we’re doing in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is paving the way for the future. At the forefront are world-renowned UGA faculty members, leading our research, teaching our students and providing expertise to our citizens.
Please take a look at this short video snapshot of a few faces of our success and their innovations that will help us feed the world.
Historical Photo 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 here. 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. 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.
UGA Griffin Campus weekly radio show
Every Tuesday from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. join us for the weekly UGA Griffin Campus radio show on WKEU (1450 AM or 88.9 FM) to hear the latest on the UGA Griffin Campus. Please visit WKEU and click on "listen live" to listen to the weekly show live or click on "on demand" to listen to previous shows.
About the Griffin Campus
The Griffin Campus, one of the premier agricultural research centers in the region, addresses today's needs for research, extension and outreach, and teaching. The 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
- Urban agriculture