Lifetime Achievement Stories

The University of Georgia, in collaboration with USDA-ARS, has a long history of supporting plant breeding that preceded the establishment of the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics.

A few of our stories demonstrating the impact of plant breeders within the discipline and beyond can be found below.


Wayne Parrott Presented With ASTA Distinguished Service Award

The 2020 American Seed Trade Association's Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual or individuals who made an outstanding contribution to our industry throughout the year. 

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Wayne Hanna and Brian Schwartz Receive Legislative Recognition

Dr. Wayne Hanna and Dr. Brian Schwartz received special legislative recognition from the Georgia House and Senate for the development of TifTuf turfgrass.

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