STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

UGA Weed Team Takes 3rd Place 

Congratulations to the UGA Weed Team for their 3rd place finish in the Southern Region Section of the National Weed Science Contest in Seymour, Illinois. The team place 8th overall (out of 67 teams) in the national rankings.

The National Weed Science Contest (affectionately known as the "Weed Olympics) is a joint activity between the Northeastern, North Central, Southern, and Western Weed Science Societies. The purpose of this national contest is to provide a competitive educational experience from which students from universities across the country can broaden their applied skills in Weed Science.

Members of the UGA Weed Team include (l-r in photo above): Camp Hand, Kayla Eason, Taylor Randell, Jacob Kalina, AJ Brown, Logan Dyer, and Nick Hurdle. The team is sponsored by Dr. Nick Basinger (current sponsor) and Dr. Eric Prostko (previous sponsor). The team is comprised of students from both the Athens and Tifton campuses and represent four Weed Science faculty members: Nick Basinger, Stanley Culpepper, Timothy Grey, and Gerald Henry.

DAWGS ABROAD

Dual Master's Students Attend Conference in Austria

Master’s students Carson Dann (third from right) and Brendan Fatzinger (fourth from right) recently attended the European Geophysical Union Conference in Vienna, Austria where Carson presented a poster on her thesis research.

Both students are participating in the Dual Master’s Degree with the University of Padova and are currently in Italy conducting their thesis research.

Carson’s advisor is Prof. Francesco Morari and Brendan’s advisor is Professor Antonio Berti.  Both are adjunct faculty in the Crop & Soil Sciences Department.



Upcoming Events

Our annual Georgia Layer Conference will be held on September 23rd at the Georgia Poultry Lab in Gainesville, GA. Check back soon for more information and how to register.
Sep 23
8:00AM - 5:00PM Georgia Layer Conference Georgia Poultry Lab, Gainesville, GA
Our annual Georgia Broiler Conference will be held on September 25th at the Oconee Co. Civic Center in Watkinsville, GA. Check back soon for more information and how to register.
Sep 25
8:00AM - 5:00PM Georgia Broiler Conference Oconee County Civic Center, Watkinsville, GA
"Is Competition a Cure for Confusion? Evidence from the Residential Mortgage Market" - Ruchi Singh, Real Estate Program, UGA
Sep 25
3:30PM - 5:00PM Agricultural and Applied Economics Seminar - Is Competition a Cure for Confusion? Evidence from the Residential Mortgage Market Conner Hall, ATHENS, GA
The first annual UGA Collegiate FFA Alumni & Supporters, Blue and Gold Run for the Dawgs 5K, will be taking place at the University of Georgia Golf Course just off of College Station Road in Athens, GA. This is a family friendly event that is fun for all ages! Vendors will be set up, prizes will be given to the top finishers in each age group, and two grand prizes will be given to our top male and female finishers. All pre-registrants are guaranteed an official race t-shirt and gift bag. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit both UGA Collegiate FFA Alumni and Supporters and the Georgia FFA Foundation. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., race begins at 8:00 a.m.
Sep 28
8:00AM - 11:00AM Blue & Gold Run for the Dawgs 5K - Collegiate FFA Alumni and Supporters at UGA UGA Golf Course, Athens, GA
Join garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun family festival. Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows, performances and, of course, lots of live insects will be at this event. At 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. we will host our annual butterfly release on the lawn of the International Garden (please note there will be two butterfly releases). Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to view dozens of native butterflies flap their wings above your head. Insect-ival is sponsored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, UGA Lund Club, UGA Department of Entomology and Georgia Museum of Natural History. Pre-registration is not required. $5 per person, $20 per Family/ Children 2 & under Free
Sep 28
9:30AM - 12:30PM 28th Annual Insect-ival! State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center & Conservatory, Athens, GA
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