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February 20, 2012

Safety Week on the UGA Tifton Campus: Safety Week was conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week and a wide variety of topics were offered, including safety, health, pesticide handling, hazardous waste management and others. Over 400 people participated in one or more of these sessions. Thanks to those who participated, hopefully making themselves and their environment safer. Thanks to the numerous presenters who took time to make the program a success. Special thanks goes to Stan Diffie, chair of the UGA Tifton Campus Safety Committee, for his role in organizing and conducting the Safety Week. It was an outstanding program which has long-term benefits to the safety and well-being of our campus personnel.

The Green PAW Initiative: Progress is being made toward the Green PAW (Planetary Awareness and Wellness) recycling initiative on the UGA Tifton Campus. You will soon see recycling containers in all the major buildings on campus, a routine route being made through campus gathering the recyclables, centralized consolidation of those items, and appropriate disposition of the recyclables. This is made possible by a grant from the UGA Office of Sustainability and the efforts of UGA Tifton Campus undergrads Brandi Bishop and Ashley Cochran, faculty member Dr. Jason Peake, and grounds maintenance supervisor Amy Carter. Thanks for their leadership in this initiative.

Stripling Irrigation Research Park Advisory Committee met on SIRP Advisory CommitteeThursday, February 9 at the park for the semi-annual meeting of the group. This advisory committee has a great interest in activities which occur at the park and take a keen interest in the research and programs being conducted there. They are also advocates for the CAES with key support groups. Pictured from left to right, Calvin Perry, Marty McLendon, Murray Campbell, Willard Mims, Rick Moss, Charles Stripling, John Bridges, Joe West.

Valentine deliveryOn Monday, February 13th, the UGA Tifton Collegiate FFA brought smiles to some faces by delivering 135 handmade Valentine cards to the residents at Tift Health Care, Inc. The cards were created by UGA Tifton students, faculty and staff, and by FBC Tifton's 3rd grade choir.