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.