Griffin Campus

Upcoming field day to showcase UGA research

Posted on
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Tim Grey speaks during the Plains field day held in 2014

An upcoming field day on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the University of Georgia Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center (SWERC) in Plains, Georgia, will showcase cutting-edge agriculture research to farmers, UGA Cooperative Extension county agents and industry personnel.

Scientists representing UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the Tifton and Griffin campuses will be discussing projects on Georgia's high-value agricultural crops, such as cotton, peanuts, corn and sorghum.

“This field day is important because the local farmers, agricultural businessmen and county Extension agents get a chance to see, firsthand, the research conducted here and talk with the specialists who will be speaking about their research,” said Stan Jones, SWERC superintendent.

The field day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with opening remarks from Jones and Joe West, assistant dean of the UGA Tifton Campus, who also oversees the SWREC in Plains. The program, which will conclude at noon, will include remarks from UGA scientists regarding insect management, fungicide treatments and statewide variety testing in cotton, peanuts and soybeans.

UGA turfgrass research field day just weeks away

Posted on
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
A herbicide trial on the turfgrass research plots at UGA-Griffin

Whether you're a homeowner, new landscape company owner or a veteran golf course superintendent, you'll find the latest research-based information on growing and maintaining turfgrass at the University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. on Aug. 4 and tours begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. The daylong event will be held rain or shine on the turfgrass research plots at the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga.

Residential and commercial lawn topics

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers and Extension specialists will present the latest information on how to care for residential lawns, commercial golf courses, athletic fields and any other space covered with turfgrass. Field day topics will include how to control weeds, insects and diseases, managing seed heads, heat and drought tolerance and an update on the UGA turfgrass breeding programs.

Guided tours will be offered in Spanish for Spanish-speaking attendees.

The field day is certified for private and commercial pesticide recertification credits in Georgia and neighboring states. A license number is required to receive the field day credits.

A catered BBQ lunch will be followed by displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industry equipment. The self-guided portion of the research tour begins at 1:15 p.m.

UGA scientist Kris Braman named head of university's entomology department

Posted on
Monday, July 25, 2016
Dr. Kris Braman

Twenty-seven years after joining the faculty as a fledgling researcher, University of Georgia professor Kris Braman has been named the head of the university’s Department of Entomology.

“The entomology department at the University of Georgia is highly ranked and widely recognized for the strength and balance of its programs in core areas,” said Braman, whose appointment was effective July 1.

As the new department head, Braman sees the entomology program continuing to address current and emerging priorities in the discipline in a way that meets the needs of agricultural, urban and industry clientele.

A native of New York state, she earned a undergraduate degree in forestry at the State University of New York (SUNY) and a doctorate in entomology from the University of Kentucky.

“All SUNY forestry students were required to take entomology because insects are so important in managing forest health,” she said. “I was hooked for life before I was out of my teens!”

Braman joined the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty in 1989, working on the college’s campus in Griffin, Georgia. Since then she has conducted research on pests and beneficial insects of turfgrasses and ornamentals in urban settings.

Spring Graduation 2016

Posted on
Friday, May 13, 2016
2016 Spring graduating class poses with Dr. Hunnicutt and the campus Uga statue

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus Spring 2016 Graduation Celebration and Brick Ceremony was held Thursday, May 12 at 10:00am in the Stuckey Auditorium and Naomi Woodroof Pavilion. Owner of WKEU Radio and long-time supporter of UGA Griffin, Bill Taylor, was the graduation speaker. Christopher Reynolds, CAES Agribusiness major, was the student speaker.

The UGA Griffin Campus celebrated several firsts with having the largest number of students participate in the celebration and wear academic regalia. The new tradition of students “taking a picture with Uga” at his new home in the center of the campus Quad has begun. Approximately three hundred students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the UGA Griffin Campus attended the celebration. Special thanks to Blackshear Photography of Griffin, GA for providing photography for this event. View the full album here.

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UGA-Griffin to promote mental health awareness during 2016 Psych Day at UGA

Posted on
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The University of Georgia Griffin campus will present a day of sessions devoted to "Promoting Mental Health AWAREness" on Friday, April 1, in Room 104 of the Student Learning Center.

The 2016 Psych Day at UGA is free and open to the public, with registration required. For mental health care professionals seeking to satisfy the biannual continuing education requirements for psychologists licensed in Georgia, the registration fee is $79. Six Georgia Psychological Association continuing education credits will be awarded.

Co-sponsored by Project AWARE Georgia, Psych Day is designed to increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youths, provide training in youth mental health first aid and link youths and families with behavioral health issues to appropriate services. 

The three morning presentations include a talk on narcissism and cultural change by W. Keith Campbell, head of the UGA department of psychology and a nationally recognized expert on the narcissism personality disorder.

Following a lunch on the quad, the afternoon breakout sessions will include a panel discussion on bullying and presentations on substance abuse prevention in youth, love and logic, and adverse childhood experiences. For mental health professionals, an afternoon workshop on ethical decision making will be offered for three continuing education credits.

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