UGA New Faculty Tour

11 August 2014

About 40 new faculty members at the University of Georgia will hit the road this week. It's for a state tour designed to help them understand the geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history, and culture of Georgia.

Following remarks from UGA President Jere W. Morehead the group will head toward Gainesville for its first stop at Jaemor Farms to learn about agribusiness in north Georgia and the growing agritourism industry across the state. During the week, the group will get a firsthand look at some of the key economic generators in Georgia, including Shaw Industries in Cartersville, the Kia Motors Manufacturing Plant in West Point, Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, the CSX Rice Yard in Waycross and the Georgia Ports Authority in Garden City.
They also will tour the state Capitol and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Parks Service Visitors Center in Atlanta, and the town of Senoia, which is home to Riverwood Studios, where “The Walking Dead” is filmed.
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