George Vellidis University Professor Crop & Soil Sciences
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About George Vellidis

Dr. Vellidis applies principles of engineering and the sciences to measure, model, and manage the interaction between agricultural production systems and the environment.  Under this umbrella, he has developed two areas of emphasis – water resources and precision agriculture.  Often these two areas blend.


  • CRSS 3030 – Principles of Precision Agriculture (taught annually)
  • CRSS 4060/6060 – Advanced Topics in Precision Agriculture (taught annually)
  • CRSS 3050 – Introduction to Water Quality. (taught annually)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2020 - University Professor. The title of University Professor is bestowed on faculty at the University of Georgia whose actions as change-agents have improved the quality with which the University serves its missions.
  • 2020 – Elected to the University of Georgia’s Teaching Academy.  The Teaching Academy is a forum to discuss, celebrate and promote teaching excellence.
  • 2017 - Richard F. Reiff Internationalization Award. This award is presented by the University of Georgia Office of International Education to individuals or teams who have made major contributions to the overall internationalization of the university.
  • 2016 - Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award. This award is presented by the International Society for Precision Agriculture and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to precision science and technology. 
  • 2015 - University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research. This award recognizes exceptional creativity and excellence in the discovery, application, and integration of knowledge which contributes to timely problem-solving in the agricultural and environmental sciences.