A University of Georgia degree is closer than you think.

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus, originally established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888, has played an integral role in the development of modern agriculture. While the campus is mostly known for its groundbreaking advancements in agricultural and environmental sciences, UGA Griffin began offering degree completion programs in 2005. Students at UGA Griffin enjoy low student-to-faculty ratios, and many students are able to take advantage of on campus work and directed research opportunities so that they can gain real world work experience while earning their University of Georgia degree.

UGA Griffin also hosts the Office of Continuing Education, which provides innovative lifelong learning opportunities through its programs. In addition, Continuing Ed offers youth and community outreach programs, as well as conference space for other meetings and special events.

Contact us for more information about academic programs or for other general inquiries.

Spotlight on Campus News

Scarecrows in the Garden

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
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UGA Research and Education Garden

129 West Ellis Road, Griffin, Georgia 30223


Scarecrows will visit the Garden in October!  Join in the fun to create and display a scarecrow that will publicize your business or organization, promote gardening or environmental themes, or just produce smiles!  Please register your scarecrow entry by September 25th so we can prepare for our scarecrow visitors.  Scarecrows may be set up September 28th or 29th or October 2nd. The scarecrows will be on display in the Garden through October 31st. 

Registration Form

Click Here to download the registration form. Completed registration forms may be emailed to wayne.a.gardner@gmail.com or mailed to Wayne Gardner, 228 Brown Acres Road, Griffin, GA 30224. You will receive email confirmation of registration.

Scarecrows In The Garden Tips And Guidelines

All scarecrows will be displayed in the UGA Research and Education Garden between October 2nd and October 31st.  You may set up your scarecrow(s) on September 28th or 29th or on October 2nd (or at pre-arranged date, if needed).

UGA Food Science Student Wins USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellowship

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Peter G. Chiarelli has been awarded an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative predoctoral fellowship from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture for his research on Georgia-caught cannonball jellyfish.

Chiarelli, a doctoral candidate in the University of Georgia’s Department of Food Science and Technology, is spearheading efforts to create a domestic market for collagen peptide powders derived from cannonball jellyfish.

“As far as I am aware, we are still the only ones in the United States working with jellyfish … This is our field,” Chiarelli said.

The collagen peptide powder has a wide range of prospective uses, and Chiarelli is testing the use of the raw material in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.

Kevin Mis Solval, food science and technology associate professor and Chiarelli’s advisor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, encouraged Chiarelli to apply for this fellowship and guided him through the application process after noticing his great passion for this research project.

Celebrating Our Student Community Garden!

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Friday, July 14, 2023

We are delighted to highlight the exceptional efforts of our talented students at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus through their remarkable Student Community Garden. This vibrant oasis, nurtured by our students from seed to harvest, is a testament to their dedication, creativity, and passion for sustainable living.

Within the garden's flourishing landscape, you'll find a beautiful array of tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and more, all thriving under the warm sun. The fruits of their labor are not only visually captivating but also a result of their commitment to organic farming practices and locally sourced produce.

Beyond its natural beauty, our Student Community Garden fosters community engagement and camaraderie. It serves as a collaborative space where students come together to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and cultivate lasting friendships. The garden has become a hub of learning, promoting awareness about conservation and the importance of sustainable food sources.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to every student involved in this extraordinary project. Their hard work has transformed our campus into a flourishing sanctuary of self-sufficiency and environmental consciousness. We invite you to witness their remarkable work firsthand and join us in supporting their journey toward a greener, healthier future for our community.

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Orkin establishes urban entomology professorship

Posted on
Monday, April 24, 2023

$500,000 endowment will support UGA Extension entomologist Daniel Suiter as Orkin Professor of Urban Entomology

Dan SuiterUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist and well-known expert in addressing the needs of pest control operators, has been named the Orkin Professor of Urban Entomology at the University of Georgia.

Orkin, an industry leader in pest control services and protection, has created the endowment to help strengthen the entomology program in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).

By supporting the CAES Department of Entomology, Orkin is supporting science that delivers transformative research to the world and helping to ensure that UGA faculty in urban entomology are leaders in their field. Orkin’s professorship paves the way for new research partnerships that advance the pest control industry, create new businesses and generate new jobs.

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