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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: Georgia

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Station History

University of Georgia cooperative extension logoFor more than 100 years, the Griffin Campus has played a leading role in the development of modern agriculture in the South. The campus was first established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888 as a result of the federal Hatch Act. The residents of Spalding County successfully lobbied for the experiment station to be located on what was then the Bates Farm.

 

Early research focused on fertilizers and soil erosion, but soon a complete program of agricultural and environmental research developed. Griffin scientists helped revolutionize agribusiness and farming statewide by solving many persistent crop problems. The deep-furrow method of planting winter oats, pioneered here around 1900, saved southern farmers millions of dollars. Researchers have bred numerous crop varieties, such as Empire cotton, which had major impact on Georgia cotton growers in the 1940s. Griffin scientist, Dr. Jasper Guy Woodroof, contributed greatly to early food science research by developing the technology for frozen foods.

University Repository

UGA Extension publications offer research-based, free information to Georgians on topics including agriculture, the environment, families, food, lawn and garden, and youth.

Extension Publications


Bulletin / (University of Georgia. Cooperative Extension Service).

no online access


Circular - Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia College of Agriculture.

1960-

no online access


Leaflet

1964-1997

no online access


Special bulletin

no online access


 

Contact Information

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
The College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
The College of Family & Consumer Sciences
111 Conner Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602

Historic Photographs

Georgia Station, Experimental vineyards and thoroughbred jerseys, 1900

Georgia Station, Experimental vineyards and thoroughbred jerseys, 1900
Courtesy of Wikimedia