Centennial Celebration

Tift Building and TUGA

A Century of Service

Scientists based at the University of Georgia Tifton campus have reshaped agriculture worldwide for the past one hundred years.

UGA-Tifton has been home to world-changing research by scientists like National Medal of Science award winner Glenn Burton; Cowboy Stephens, who found and identified Bermuda grasses; and peanut scientist Frank McGill, whose package approach to peanut production drastically increased peanut yields in Georgia. More recently, turfgrass pioneer Wayne Hanna, whose cultivars are grown throughout the world, and peanut researcher Peggy Ozias-Akins, who mapped the peanut genome, call the campus home.

Today, UGA-Tifton researchers and scientists are preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders to take the world's stage.

To celebrate our centennial, we are hosting a series of commemorative events beginning August, 2018 and culminating with the grand finale in May, 2019.


UGA-Tifton Centennial Events

Competition is open to all UGA students conducting research at UGA-Tifton. Post Docs are encouraged to present their research, but will not be eligible to compete. Poster setup: May 2, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced the same day at the centennial finale event (7 p.m.) on the front circle of UGA-Tifton.
May 03
8:30AM - 10:00AM Student Poster Symposium & Competition (a UGA-Tifton Centennial Finale Event) UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
The formal ceremony to end the Centennial Celebration.
May 03
10:30AM - 11:30AM Formal Centennial Celebration Ceremony (a UGA-Tifton Centennial Finale Event) UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
Join us as we dedicate the Centennial Garden.
May 03
2:00PM - 3:00PM Dedication of the Newly Restored Centennial Garden (a UGA-Tifton Centennial Finale Event) UGA Tifton Campus - behind the Tift Building, Tifton, GA
The CAES Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Alumni Day is a way to connect with other alumni, engage in the work of the association, and celebrate our volunteers and their accomplishments. Looking for ways to reconnect and volunteer? Join us to learn more about the opportunities with Alumni Enrichment, Communications and Social Media, Public Affairs, Development, or Student Connections (Athens, Tifton & Griffin campuses). We would love for you and your family and friends to be a part of the day! Families are invited to tour the UGA Tifton campus or participate in other family-friendly activities around Tifton during the meeting.  Following the program, we will all enjoy connecting during dinner and then ice cream and fireworks! 3:00 p.m. - Registration 3:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting and Alumni Day Begins 4:00 p.m. - Family and Friends not attending the meeting can tour UGA Tifton campus, dairy, and Future Farmstead 5:30 p.m. - Dinner Time! 7:30 p.m. - Ice cream social and fireworks - UGA Tifton Centennial Celebration Finale  
May 03
3:00PM - 9:00PM Alumni Day and Annual Meeting at UGA-Tifton Centennial Celebration UGA Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA
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