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Local Calendar 2015

Date Event Location
October 14
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Future Farmstead Ribbon Cutting UGA Tifton Campus
October 20-22 Sunbelt Ag Expo Spence Field, Moultrie, Ga.
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Holidays All offices closed statewide.
December 25-31 Christmas Holidays All offices closed statewide.



Link to Video Description
Future Farmstead Take a tour of the Future Farmstead with Dr. Craig Kevin
Glen Harris

Glen Harris, professor on the UGA Tifton Campus, talks about why he enjoys teaching at UGA Tifton.

Wes Porter Dr. Wes Porter, UGA irrigation specialist, talks about his job and his focus to improve irrigation and water use efficiency.
Watch more videos from CAES.



2015 Local News Highlights
Sep 10 UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort optimistic about Georgia's crop
Aug 31 UGA field day to feature cotton, peanuts
Aug 27 Amber Rice training Georgia's future agriculture teachers at UGA Tifton
Aug 26 Sub-surface drip irrigation a possible solution for some Georgia peanut farmers
Aug 20 Sept. 15 recruiting event at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
Aug 19 UGA researching effectiveness of late-planted soybeans
Aug 13 Georgia's top peanut farmers lean on Cooperative Extension advice
Aug 13 Watermelon diseases a problem again for Georgia farmers
Aug 6 MPPPM program on UGA Tifton Campus
Jul 27 Georgia cotton farmers should consider rye as a cover crop
Jul 23 UGA CAES Young Scholars spend summer conducting research with faculty mentors
Jul 21 New admissions counselor on UGA Tifton eyes expansion of campus' presence
Jun 29 UGA breaks ground on new turfgrass research and education facilities
Jun 23 Soaring temperatures have watermelon farmers feeling the heat
Jun 9 Southern universities create smartphone app to predict disease risk in peanuts
Jun 3 UGA Extension to hold annual cotton scouting school in Tifton, Midville
May 27 UGA vegetable horticulturist seeking to improve squash crop
May 14 Georgia farmers planting, selling more kale
Apr 23 New entomologist eyes different approach in studying insects
Apr 23 UGA students tackle global conversations on controversial agricultural issues
Apr 16 UGA peanut agronomist cautions peanut producers against planting early
Apr 14 New statistician hired for UGA Tifton Campus
Apr 10 Collard greens: Not just a Southern thing anymore
Apr 8 UGA entomologist researching thrips in order to control tomato spotted wilt virus
Apr 1 Ag-related exhibit at museum opens April 11
Mar 31 New turfgrass variety to be featured at annual UGA conference
Mar 24 UGA horticulturist believes shading bell peppers increases yields, extends growing season
Mar 19 UGA researchers develop technology to find rotten onions, prevent spread of disease
Mar 17 Early blueberry varieties impacted by deep freezes in January, February
Mar 9 Blueberry specialist, ag engineer help blueberry farmers with improved spraying techniques
Mar 5 UGA entomologist says proper corn storage can lead to better market prices
Feb 26 Poultry industry byproduct is valuable natural fertilizer
Feb 25 UGA entomologist researching ways to control maize weevil in corn
Feb 24 UGA entomologist, graduate student searching for ways to control cowpea curculio
Feb 17 UGA weed scientist helping corn growers combat morning glory weed
Jan 30 Georgia entomologist reducing plant viruses in crops
Jan 29 Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth still a concern for Georgia cotton farmers
Jan 23 Low commodity prices highlight Ag Forecast event
Jan 23 UGA releases new muscadine variety
Jan 16 UGA peanut team addresses concerns, answers questions during annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show
Jan 15 UGA physiologist wins national award
Jan 15 New blueberry cultivar named for Georgia blueberry pioneer Gerard Krewer
Jan 12 Georgia pecan crop lacking in size
Jan 6 UGA vegetable horticulturist looking to enhance Georgia's top vegetable crop
Read more CAES and UGA Extension news.


Radio Shows

UGA Tifton Farm Chat is featured several weekday mornings on WTIF radio (107.5 FM) between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Listen to learn more about programs and activities on the UGA Tifton Campus, and from UGA Extension and Georgia 4-H.


Special Events

Event Description
Agricultural and Environmental Awareness Days Third and fourth grade students participate in this spring planting and fall harvesting project. Students also learn about soil and water conservation, insects, and non-food products derived from agricultural crops.
Awards Ceremony Annual event to honor Tifton Campus employees with awards of excellence, present certificates of service, and recognize individual and campus-wide accomplishments.
Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers GIFT is a summer internship experience with research scientists and industries for selected high school and middle school science, technology, engineering and math teachers.
South Georgia Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium Annual event held on the fourth Wednesday of March at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.
Tifton Dairy Field Day

Sponsored by the Animal & Dairy Science Department, this event gives area first graders the opportunity to learn more about farm animals.

Young Scholars Program The Young Scholars program allows local high school student to hold jobs on the Tifton Campus for six weeks. Each young scholar works with a mentor on a specified project.