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Tours

Griffin tour – Monday, Aug. 26 – Included in the registration

Our tour to the UGA Griffin Campus will include visits to the field plots of the UGA turf and ornamental breeding programs and the USDA National Plant Germplasm System – Seed Storage Facilities;  the Sensory Science Laboratory to learn how consumer sensory perception is used to evaluate fruit quality in breeding; and the state-of-the-art  Food Product Innovation & Commercialization Center where research is conducted to convert agricultural commodities to value -added products for farmers and producers in Georgia.

Tifton tour  – Thursday, Aug. 29 – Additional registration required

Join us on the Plains/Tifton Tour to learn about UGA and USDA-ARS breeding programs for peanut, cotton, soybeans, muscadine grape, citrus, turf and forage grasses along with the associated seed system that brings new cultivars to market.  A bit of history will be interspersed with the science with a visit to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains and the newly reconstructed Centennial Garden on the Tifton Campus (https://tifton.caes.uga.edu/), featuring mainly UGA released varieties.  Tour fee includes transportation, lunch/dinner, return to ATL on 30 Aug.

Griffin Tour Photo Gallery

Tifton Tour Photo Gallery