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August 12, 2004

Tifton-- Agriculture is South Georgia's number one industry, it drives our economy. Thursday, Governor Sonny Perdue visited UGA's Tifton Campus to help grow that part of our economic base.

The Governor opened the third Innovation Center for Agriculture on the Tifton Campus of UGA. The center will conduct agriculture research to help Georgia farmers. Unlike the other two centers in the state, Tifton's will be first that will also study agri-business.

" Any industry, agriculture or anything else, depends on new ideas and the commercialize of new ideas. Our extension service and our small labs here have always done a good job at innovation," says Perdue.

While on campus Perdue cut the ribbon on another advance in agriculture the university's new Micro Gin project. The miniature cotton Gin will help researchers observe the ginning process and find new ways to improve the quality of Georgia's cotton.

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