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August 13, 2012

Today is the first day of classes on the UGA Tifton Campus! We welcome both our returning students and those who are just beginning their collegiate experience to the Fall 2012 semester at UGA Tifton. We are pleased to have the students back and look forward to a busy and exciting fall semester. Good luck to our students, and thanks to our faculty who dedicate themselves to teaching.

Students at UGA Tifton Campus, Fall 2012

Please help us welcome the newest members of the Bulldog Nation to our campus!

The Georgia Peanut Commission ribbon cutting was held on Tuesday, July 31 at the new Commission building. Immediately adjacent to I-75, the net zero energy construction is a beautiful and functional building which will serve as the new home for the commission. Ribbon cutting for the Georgia Peanut Commission buildingA large number of people attended the event, including the liaisons for many of our national legislators, and a number of the members of the Georgia House of Representatives Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee. It was a big day for the Georgia Peanut Commission.


University of Georgia Tifton Campus faculty and graduate students recognitions at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society (APRES) in Raleigh, NC, July 10-12.

Dr. Tim Brenneman, professor of Plant Pathology, elected as President-Elect. He will serve as the Program Chair for the 2013 meeting.

Rand Merchant, graduate student in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department under the direction of Dr. Eric Prostko, won 1st Place in the Graduate Student presentation session. Rand was one of 16 graduate students from across the country that participated in the APRES graduate student competition.

Dr. Timothy Grey of the Crop and Soil Sciences Department has been named Editor of Peanut Science, the journal of APRES. He was also presented with a certificate in recognition of his serving a six-year term as an Associate Editor of the journal for the past six years.

Dr. Carroll Johnson, USDA-ARS scientist in the Crop Protection and Management Research Unit, was elected as a Fellow of APRES, the highest honor bestowed by APRES.

Georgia will host the 2013 annual meeting of APRES at Brass Town Valley Resort near Young Harris, GA.

Upcoming Events

  • August 14 — Muscadine Cultivar Field Day, UGA Tifton Campus
  • August 16 — Peanut & Cotton Field Day, SW Research & Education Center, Plains, GA
  • August 22 — Field Day, SE Research & Education Center, Midville, GA
  • September 12 —Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day, UGA Tifton Campus
  • September 25-27 — Tri-State Peanut Disease Tour, UGA Tifton Campus
  • October 16-18 — Sunbelt Expo, Moultrie, GA