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

Open to the community! Wear your red and black, bring the family and cheer on the Dawgs as they take on the wildcats of Kentucky! Set up your best tailgate or purchase your food and drink at the event. We'll have games on the lawn and you can register to win UGA game tickets and a signed Kirby Smart football. Note: you must be present at the event to register and win. More details will be announced closer to the event, as the game's start time has not yet been determined.
Nov 03
3:00PM - 7:00PM UGA vs KY Watch Party & Tailgate (a UGA-Tifton Centennial Celebration Event) UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
The faculty and staff of UGA-Tifton work together to exemplify the land-grant mission of the University of Georgia, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.”  The Centennial Celebration planning committee will host a breakfast to show their appreciation for a job well done.
Nov 06
8:30AM - 9:30AM Department of Entomology Appreciation Breakfast (a UGA-Tifton Centennial Celebration event) UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center | Ballroom D, Tifton, GA
The faculty and staff of UGA-Tifton work together to exemplify the land-grant mission of the University of Georgia, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.”  The Centennial Celebration planning committee will host a breakfast to show their appreciation for a job well done.
Jan 03
8:30AM - 9:30AM Department of Animal and Dairy Science Appreciation Breakfast (a UGA-Tifton Centennial Celebration event) UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center | Ballroom D, Tifton, GA
The faculty and staff of UGA-Tifton work together to exemplify the land-grant mission of the University of Georgia, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.”  The Centennial Celebration planning committee will host a breakfast to show their appreciation for a job well done.
Feb 05
8:30AM - 9:30AM Department of Ag Economics and Academic Programs Appreciation Breakfast (a UGA-Tifton Centennial Celebration event) UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center | Ballroom D, Tifton, GA
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