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TUGA Times

February 25, 2011

The first-ever Southeast Lawn and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Starting Friday at 1 pm, it continues through 4 pm on Saturday.

Safety Week at the UGA Tifton Campus was held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. A wide variety of topics were presented, including pesticide safety and operating procedures, hazardous materials management, gas cylinder safety, EMS refresher training and first aid and AED training, worker protection, caring for aging family, healthy gardening, classroom safety, active shooter training, electricity safety training and a health screening. This year's Safety Week was a great success, and very special thanks are extended to all our presenters and to Stan Diffie and the Safety Committee for organizing and conducting this outstanding event.

National FFA Week was recognized on the UGA Tifton Campus this week by daily events including Camo Day (Mon.), Blue & Gold Day (Tues.), Favorite Sports Day (Wed.), UGA Pride Day (Thurs.), and Tacky Day (Fri.). In addition, the Tift County High School FFA Chapter enjoyed a picnic at the Black Shank Pavilion on Thursday evening. Helping to host were UGA Tifton Campus students, Dr. Jason Peake (collegiate FFA advisor), and Christy Bryan, Tifton Campus academic recruiter.

Ag Liaison for Congressman Austin Scott visits: Jason Lawrence, ag liaison for Congressman Austin Scott visited the UGA Tifton Campus on Tuesday, meeting with campus administration and with key stakeholders. This was an informative visit for a key member of the staff for the new congressmand for our district.

WTIF radio show schedule: Remember the UGA Tifton Campus radio spot on WTIF radio (107.5 FM) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week at about 9:30 am.  You can find the weekly schedule on the UGA Tifton Campus website (

Upcoming events:

  • Southeast Lawn & Garden Expo - Feb. 25 & 26 - UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
  • Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course - March 1, 2011 - Tifton Bull Evaluation Center, Irwinville; Registration starts at 9 a.m.
  • Tifton Performance Tested Bull Sale - March 2, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. - Tifton Bull Evaluation Center, Irwinville
  • Research & Education Center Superintendents' Annual Meeting – March 3 & 4 - Attapulgus
  • Ag Day at the Capitol – Mar. 22 - Georgia Freight Depot, Atlanta
  • Wildflower Symposium - Mar. 23 - UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
  • Georgia Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Sale - April 19, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. - Tifton Bull Evaluation Center, Irwinville