Global Impact

The University of Georgia Tifton Campus is a hub for groundbreaking research with global impact. World-renowned scientists conducting agricultural research have called UGA-Tifton home for the past century.

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.

There are so many contributions and that's what I think most laymen don't understand, that science is a progression. It's built on efforts of others that came before and those who will come after. You take somebody's idea and learn from them and build on it with the latest science and technology. The efforts of those early scientists have led to a lot of the discoveries that are occurring today, which will lead to further discoveries in the future.

Joe West, Assistant Dean for the UGA Tifton Campus