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    Congratulations to UGA Horticulture Graduate student, Miss Rachael White, who has been awarded the very prestigious American Wine Society Educational Foundation Scholarship. This is a national, and very competitive scholarship that comes with a $3500 award. Rachel works with Dr. Cain Hickey our state Viticulture Extension Specialist. Rachael...
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  Congratulations are in order for our colleague Dr. Cain Hickey, who has been selected by a panel of industry experts as a member of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019! Cain is our Extension Viticulture Specialist. This honor is reserved exclusively for outstanding young industry...
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Two University of Georgia Extension Specialists in the Department of Horticulture have been selected to receive Extension Innovation Grants.  These grants are established to promote unique and innovative Extension research for projects that need seed funding to get them started,  or have a very specific focus that may not be...
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Dr. Bodie Pennisi, Professor of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been awarded a 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach Fellowship.  Bodie is stationed at the Griffin campus and is heavily involved in the landscape industry and urban pollinator work. Her fellowship revolves around an approved project...
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Congratulations to Graduate Student Mary Lewis (M.S., Fall 2019) who was notified on March 27 that she finished First in the CAES Broadus Browne Research Competition in the Masters Level Division. This is a very competitive competition open to all students in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences....
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The University of Georgia Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a faculty member who has started a company based on research originated at UGA. Marc van Iersel was named the 2019 winner of this prestigious award. Marc van Iersel is the Vincent J. Dooley Professor of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural...
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On Wednesday, February 27, UGA Students got off to an early start to goin GA Green Industry Association board members at the State Capitol. We beat many legislators to their offices but still had some great visits with some of the folks who matter most. We followed that up with...
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A number of graduate students from the Department of Horticulture presented their research at the annual Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Sciences meeting in Birmingham, AL this past weekend. Mary Lewis was awarded 3rd place in the Norman F. Childers M.S. Graduate Student Paper competition for her presentation entitled...
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The Southeastern Regional New Grape Grower’s Conference will be held in Athens, GA on December 11, and again in Asheville, NC on December 12. The Southeastern Regional New Grape Grower’s Conference is a collaborative effort between the University of Georgia, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University. Personnel from those...
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Congratulations to Dr. John Ruter, our Armitage Endowed Professor and Director of the UGA Trial Gardens.   Dr. John Ruter’s research has been recently featured on the cover of HortScience, a journal of the American Society for Hort Science. The research involves the Formosan Sweetgum, Liquidambar formosana. Dr. Ruter and his...