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October 8, 2010

D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence:

On Tuesday of this week the annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Faculty Awards for Excellence was held in Athens. A number of outstanding faculty and staff were recognized for their contributions, one of whom is a member of the UGA Tifton Campus.

Dr. Eric Prostko, (left) a UGA Cooperative Extension weed specialist and member of the Crop and Soil Science Eric Prostko and J. Scott AngleDepartment, is responsible for statewide weed science programs in field corn, peanut, soybean, sunflower, grain sorghum and canola. He has provided extensive training opportunities for Georgia extension agents and during educational presentations at crop production meetings. Dr. Prostko was one of the first extension specialists to formally develop an Internet-based training program for county agents and has made numerous extension presentations to allied agricultural industry groups. Join me in congratulating Eric for this well-deserved recognition. Read the news release.

UGA CAES Alumni Event:

On Thursday evening, Oct. 7th the UGA CAES Alumni Association held an event for CAES alumni in Tift and surrounding counties. About 75 people were in attendance at the Black Shank Pavilion and enjoyed an evening of fellowship and good food. A number of the CAES administration was in attendance, including Dean Angle, Associate Deans Beverly Sparks and Joe Broder, and Assistant Dean Steve Brown. In addition, Charles Hall, current CAES Ag Alumni president, and Mark Esota, current CAES Advisory Council president, were in attendance. Dean Angle gave an update on the CAES, and I had the opportunity to tell the group about the UGA Tifton Campus, and several ambassadors attended and interacted with alumni. Overall it was an excellent event. Thanks to Niki Coody and Leanne Chafin for local support, and to Juli Fields of the CAES Office of Alumni Relations. View photos (pdf)

Peanut combine donation:

A second peanut combine has been donated to scientists of the UGA Tifton Campus. Brothers CAES administration, Hal and Mark Israel and UGA Tifton Campus scientistsHal and Mark Israel donated a 1987 KMC peanut combine for use by peanut researchers on the UGA Tifton Campus. Kelly Manufacturing Company, the original manufacturer, refurbished and painted the combine to practically new condition at no charge. This no cost donation to our scientists is crucial to their research, as small combines such as these are no longer built.

Pictured: CAES administration, the Israels, and UGA Tifton Campus scientists who will be using the combine.

Anytime Fitness membership special:

Anytime Fitness announces a UGA Employee special! Membership is $29.99 a month with FREE tanning. For more info, call 387-3486.

Upcoming Events:

  • October 11 — Crop Genomic Candidate, Sally Mackenzie, will present a seminar via Tandberg in the Horticulture Bldg. Conf. Rm, 10am
  • October 13 — Crop Genomic Candidate, Sally Mackenzie, will meet with peanut researchers and other interested personnel in the NESPAL Conf. Rm, 9:30am
  • October 14 — Tifton Campus Seminar Series: Large Conf. Rm in old Admin. Bldg., 11am; Speaker: Michael Jenkins, USDA ARS, Watkinsville; Title: "Cryptosporidium genotypes, concentrations, viability, and survival kinetics in swine lagoons in the Southern Piedmont and Coastal Plain Watersheds of Georgia.”
  • October 19-21 — Sunbelt Expo
  • October 28 — Tifton Campus Seminar Series: Large Conf. Rm in old Admin. Bldg., 11am; Speaker: Alicia Huffacker, University of Florida, Gainesville

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