Research Centers

Research Centers

From the founding of the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888, research has always been vital to the Griffin Campus. Use the links below to visit the websites for each center. For more information about College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research on the Griffin Campus, please visit the UGA-Griffin CAES site.

Center for Food Safety

The overriding objective of the Center for Food Safety has been to conduct research that provides information useful in solving problems in the food industry and to provide the consumer with high-quality foods having minimal risk to human health. Commercial success of microbiologically safe food products requires an understanding of quality/safety relationships that results in maintenance of quality within strict safety constraints. Our team of food scientists and technologists have the knowledge and the experience to address these issues in its research investigations.

Center for Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture refers to the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products in a town, city, village, or suburb. As more people realize the health and economic benefits of gardening, food preservation, and other activities, interest in urban agriculture will continue to increase. The UGA-Griffin Center for Urban Agriculture provides information and assistance to meet those interests and is vital to urban sustainability efforts in this region.

Food Product Innovation & Commercialization Center

FoodPIC assists companies in developing new food products efficiently and economically. The center facilitates commercialization of food products by providing intellectual resources and physical facilities for both start-up ventures and existing food companies.