TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Members of the University of Georgia Tifton campus celebrated the newly renovated Agricultural Research Building with a rededication on Wednesday.
Renovations to the building include the addition of high-efficiency LED lighting, extensive fiber-optic cable and wireless internet capabilities along with many of its original features.
Renovations to the building concluded in early March with the help of $5 million in state support.
The building houses the Department of Animal and Dairy Science which sits on the first and second floor and the Department of Entomology which covers the third floor. It sits at the front of UGA Tifton, adjacent to the H.H. Tift building, which was renovated in 2016.
At the rededication, UGA President Jere W. Morehead highlighted the Tifton campus' impact on the community and the important research enabled by the newly renovated building.
In his speech, he said:
UGA Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West also said:
The campus will also kick off its centennial celebration in August.