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Pokhrel and Tucker Recognized at International Conference

Amrit Pokhrel and Matt Tucker (l-r, above) were recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student by the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) at the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Pokhrel is co-advised by Dr. Simerjeet Virk and Dr. John Snider and Tucker is advised by Dr. Virk.

The ISPA Outstanding Graduate Student Award is given to honor and recognize graduate students making significant contributions to precision agriculture science and technology.

IPA Grad Students Represent at 15th ICPA!

The UGA Integrative Precision Agriculture team was well-represented at the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture.

Graduate students travelled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to present their research at the conference.

Pictured above, l-r: Sunaab Kukal (advised by Dr. George Vellidis), Amrit Pokhrel (Dr. Virk & Dr. Snider), Emily Bedwell (Dr. Vellidis), Matt Tucker (Dr. Virk), and Giannis Gialos (Dr. Vellidis).

The staff at the University of Georgia's J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center will host their annual corn boil and farm tour on June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the farm will be followed by a community corn boil. CAES News
UGA research farms open gates to the public this summer
Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming.
George Vellidis, a professor in the department of crop and soil sciences and University Professor, reviews surface water runoff data with students at the UGA Tifton campus. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA) CAES News
UGA establishes Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture
The University of Georgia is leveraging faculty expertise and strengthening industry ties through a new Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture whose research and outreach will help sustainably feed a growing global population.
Adrian Robbins, a 2021 CAES graduate and current UGA MBA, shared information about her ag tech startup, AgLite. A UV-C light sterilization method to prevent the spread of plant disease from contaminated seeds, AgLite was a finalist in CAES' 2021 FABricate Entrepreneurial Initiative. CAES News
Can tech save the world?
Peter Zimmerli, Consul General of Switzerland in Atlanta, implored attendees to expand their thinking regarding technology and sustainability at the opening of the recent Cleantech Symposium at the University of Georgia. “Imagine a world where all humankind has access to sufficient food assured by sustainable agriculture. Imagine a world where we have technology that addresses these needs,” Zimmerli said.

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See ongoing research in fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, pollinators, organics and more at the Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville. 
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6:00PM - 8:00PM UGA Horticulture Farm Open House 2022 Durham Horticulture Farm, Watkinsville, GA
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07/12 8:00AM - 07/14 5:00PM 54th APRES Annual Meeting - Various IPA Team Members Attending Omni Las Colinas Hotel, Dallas, TX
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07/17 8:00AM - 07/20 5:00PM ASABE Annual International Meeting - Various IPA Team Members Attending Marriot Marquis Houston, Houston, TX
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8:00AM - 3:00PM UGA Turfgrass Field Day UGA Griffin Campus, Griffin, GA
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