UGA-Tifton Students Awarded at AFGC

UGA Tifton was well represented at the 2022 American Forage and Grassland Council’s Annual Conference (AFGC). All three students representing the University of Georgia placed in the Emerging Scientist competition.

  • Justin Burt, Animal and Dairy Science PhD Candidate under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Tucker, won first place in the oral competition.
  • Nicholas Shay, Crop and Soil Science MS Student under the direction of Dr. Lisa Baxter, won second place in the oral competition.
  • Kendall Whatley, Animal and Dairy Science MS Student under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Tucker, won first place in the poster competition.

The Emerging Scientist Competition is a very competitive program. Participants must be nominated and selected by the Emerging Scientist Committee before they are invited to the annual conference to present their research.

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Lisa Baxter (Assistant Professor in CRSS), Nicholas Shay (MS Student in CRSS), Justin Burt (PhD Candidate in ADS), Kendall Whatley (MS Student in ADS), and Dr. Jennifer Tucker (Associate Professor in ADS). 

Congratulations, Dawgs!



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