By Andrew Davis Tucker/Courtesy of UGA

University of Georgia Dedicates $54.1 Million Poultry Science Building

Oct. 11, 2023
New facility will significantly improve technology and learning opportunities for many of the poultry industry’s future scientists and leaders.

The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences dedicated its new $54.1 million Poultry Science Building this week after years of fundraising and construction to create the state-of-the-art facility to educate the next generation of poultry scientists.

State and university funds combined with private donations to support the construction of the building, which features modern labs, collaborative meeting spaces and classrooms, and the latest technology, according to a news announcement posted by the university. The 70,000-square-foot facility expands the resources available to students and invests in the school’s longstanding legacy of training poultry industry innovators and leaders.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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