2021 Stripling Park VIRTUAL Field Day
Video presentations from scientists, extension specialists, extension agents, grad students and administrators.
Calvin D. Perry Public Service Assistant
C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park

C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park

8207 Highway 37, Camilla, GA 31730

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Our Work and Priorities

The University of Georgia created the Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP) to be an innovative irrigation research and education center. The park is an easily accessible facility to offer assistance for farmers in irrigation management as well as to provide general information to the public regarding the role of water in the regional economy.

Scientists, engineers, and extension specialists collaborate with the staff and administration of the park to define crop water needs and improve food, feed, and fiber production using efficient irrigation methods. Industry partners are able to test equipment and water conservation strategies for Georgia under the objective eye of the college’s researchers. SIRP provides educational opportunities and demonstrations for farmers, irrigation companies, as well as students in local technical colleges and universities. Additionally, we often collaborate with the local Mitchell County Extension Office staff. 

Agricultural water conservation is at the forefront of topics in southwest Georgia with the increasing frequency of drought periods and increasing water demands throughout the Apalachicola – Chattahoochee – Flint (ACF) River Basin. Thus, the mission of the Stripling Park has included conservation ideals since its inception. With the ongoing “water wars” over water flow and demand in the ACF River Basin, maximizing efficiency and conservation efforts in this region has become a priority.

About us

We investigate the latest production and technological practices, striving for producer profitability and sustainability.
Research and Education Centers (RECs) are hubs for innovation and discovery that address the most critical issues facing agricultural production throughout the state. Ultimately, our findings are shared with stakeholders through the extension and outreach efforts of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Associate professor Franklin West (left) and lecturer Holly Kinder collaborated to design the new regenerative bioscience major, which will include opportunities for undergraduate research in the growing field and will launch in fall 2022. CAES News
UGA to offer new regenerative bioscience major in CAES
The Georgia Board of Regents approved a new regenerative bioscience undergraduate major in the University of Georgia Department of Animal and Dairy Science, which will begin enrolling students in fall 2022.
Angelos Deltsidis is an assistant professor with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' horticulture department. (Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA) CAES News
Assistant professor uses ag tech to increase accessibility, reduce waste
When Angelos Deltsidis isn’t in the lab or in the field, he can usually be found on the road or trail, putting in miles on a long run through nature. But his runs aren’t simply spent enjoying the greenery—he is also focusing on what the plants produce, how they do it and gathering research ideas. He is finding inspiration.

CAES Events

The University of Georgia, the state’s land-grant and flagship institution, is committed to sharing the latest economic projections for U.S. and state agriculture to guide farmers and agribusinesses. CAES economists provide an outlook of agricultural markets for the coming year and keynote speakers focus on important and trending topics.   
Jan 28
8:00AM - 11:30AM 2022 Georgia Ag Forecast UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, GA
From January 19-March 2, there will be four presentations from agriculture and sustainability entrepreneurs about their experiences.  This speaker series will be global in scope, touch all facets of the business cycle, and will feature speakers in the top of their fields.  January 19 - 5:00 p.m. - Leonardo Menegatti will talk about how he built his ag-tech company, InCeres, into an industry leader in Brazil. February 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Pete Oberle will talk about how his regenerative agriculture venture capital fund, Trailhead Capital, invests in new technologies.   February 16 - 6:00 p.m. - Joe Heilman will talk about how he went from early employee to general manager of Intelligent Ag Solutions, growing it into a company that was bought by AGCO in 2021.   March 2 - 6:00 p.m.- Julie Levenson, banker, lawyer, and consultant, will talk about her role in helping startups find their best exits.  All students are invited to attend these virtual seminars. Each presentation will be on Zoom.
Feb 02
6:00PM - 7:00PM Start, Sustain, Succeed: A Speaker Series for the Young Entrepreneur https://zoom.us/j/3932799772
Intros and Appetizers is a low pressure, high energy student and alumni networking event. Receive a limited edition pint glass for registering and attending!
Feb 03
5:00PM - 7:00PM Intros and Appetizers Studio 225, Athens, GA
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