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The University of Georgia and Grand Farm Announce Agriculture Innovation Partnership

Today, the University of Georgia聽聽(CAES) and聽, a leading innovator in agricultural technology, announced a collaboration to create a robust regional agricultural innovation ecosystem.

Situated on 250 acres in Perry, Georgia, next to the聽聽and at the heart of the state’s agricultural landscape, CAES and Grand Farm are coming together to build the University of Georgia Grand Farm, a working innovation farm with plans to deploy the first field projects in 2025. The farm will serve as a hub for research, education and sustainable agriculture practices and will harness the power of precision agriculture, robotics and data analytics to increase productivity, conserve resources and ensure food security for future generations.聽

鈥淭his collaboration represents the perfect marriage of tradition and innovation,鈥 said CAES Dean and Director聽. 鈥淏y bringing together the college鈥檚 world-class researchers and the聽聽with Grand Farm’s cutting-edge technologies, we will revolutionize the way we feed and clothe the world鈥檚 population.鈥

Grand Farm will begin working closely with UGA to establish a local team and engage with key ecosystem stakeholders.聽

鈥淭his partnership is a great example of how Grand Farm works to advance agriculture technology and solve grower pain points across varied geographies,鈥 said William Aderholdt, executive director of Grand Farm. 鈥淐ollaborating with the University of Georgia allows us to leverage their extensive research capabilities and expertise in agricultural sciences, enhancing our ability to innovate and implement solutions that are tailored to diverse agricultural environments.鈥

The roots of this partnership go back five years when University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue helped聽聽during its launch ceremony in North Dakota while serving as U.S. secretary of agriculture. As an alumnus of UGA, he continues to be a proud supporter of Georgia agriculture.

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For more information about integrative precision agriculture at UGA, visit聽. Learn more about the future of Grand Farm at聽.

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