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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Educators at the UGA Tifton campus said recent renovations will make the school more attractive to students, and increase enrollment.

The University of Georgia has spent $5 million to preserve one of its oldest buildings, the Animal and Dairy Science building

For the past six months, construction crews have revamped the decades-old building that's been vacant for 12 years. 

Animal and Dairy Science faculty and other departments will move into the space once its completed.

It will have much-needed lab space for undergrad and graduate students. 

"Being able to renovate these historic buildings to be a representative of the university of Georgia but also to take our research further into a second century...having the infrastructure here to support really good scientists attracts them to being here," said UGA Tifton Assistant Dean Dr. Joe West. 

UGA Tifton remodeled the Tift Building in 2016.

The Animal and Dairy Science building is expected to be finished by mid-December. 

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