Watch our progress as we build for a new century of success.
Be a part of the story — make your gift today to uphold the University of Georgia as the global epicenter of poultry science.
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is building a new Poultry Science Building that will better equip our faculty and students, the Georgia communities we support, and the nation’s poultry industry for the challenges and opportunities of the future.
70,000+ square foot
allocated by Georgia legislature for planning and design in 2020
allocated by Georgia legislature for Phase I construction in 2021
allocated by Georgia legislature to fund equipment in 2022
Georgia is the nation’s leading poultry-producing state.
The poultry industry represents more than 25% of the agricultural income in Georgia.
Source: AgSnapshots 2022
The poultry industry contributes an annual $21.5 billion to the state economy and generates an annual $2.1 billion in federal tax revenue and another $1.3 billion in state tax revenue.
Source: AgSnapshots 2022
We need a new home to better recruit and develop the next generation of great poultry leaders. The capacity of our current facility, built in 1959, no longer allows for the innovative research needed to solve current problems or discover the great possibilities of tomorrow.
Your direct impact
We have drawn up plans to construct a 70,000+ square foot, state-of-the-art facility, but we need your support. By backing this project, you claim a stake in every brilliant professor drawn to pursue their work in the UGA Department of Poultry Science — in every trailblazing student and in every research breakthrough that creates new businesses, generates new jobs and makes people healthier.
From research in genetics to embryology, nutrition to agribusiness, your support ensures the long-term sustainability of poultry as a food source and further showcases Georgia as the nation’s leader in poultry science.
Make Athens, Georgia, the Global Epicenter of Poultry
Commit to Excellence
Your gift, pledged outright over a period not to exceed three years, will shape lives and transform the university’s knowledge base. As an important partner to UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact at UGA for many years to come.
Join us in our commitment. Because science never sleeps, innovation is impatient, and hungry people around the world will survive on our success. See your peers who have already committed to excellence:
Naming opportunities are available for a variety of spaces in the proposed building. Quantity and square footage are currently under final review, and all naming opportunities must be approved by the Board of Regents. View a full list of naming opportunities:
If you are interested in discussing how you may be involved in this campaign or have questions, please contact us through the options below:
Mary Ann Parsons
Senior Director of Development,
Office of Development and Alumni Relations