Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2022 budget for the state of Georgia on Monday, May 10, securing $21.7 million for the construction of phase one of a new Poultry Science Complex on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus.
The fiscal year 2022 budget, which was passed by the Georgia General Assembly on March 31, also includes $5 million for the design, construction, and equipment for a new Multidisciplinary Greenhouse Complex on the UGA Athens campus. This greenhouse project will help bridge the gap between laboratory and field experiments, supporting research within CAES.
“We are so thankful for the support of our governor and state legislature for these critical projects. These funds will ensure that our facilities are capable of producing high-quality results in both horticulture and poultry research, along with providing increased opportunities for hands-on learning for our students in labs and greenhouses,” said CAES Dean and Director Nick Place. “Increasing our capacity for innovative research in agricultural and environmental sciences allows CAES to continue serving these industries, our state, and ultimately the world as we develop cutting-edge technologies and practical solutions.”
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