June 2010

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on UGA’s most prestigious scholarship programs
Cover Story
The essential Kim Bearden
Feature Stories
The gift
Teaching the teachers
The real world
Lending a hand
Around the Arch
Tourney brings in the green
Men’s golf team wins SEC title
Study shows black athletes are neglected acadmically
Equestrian team wins fifth national championship
Happy Anniversary, Arch Foundation
Gift will support Civil War studies
Professorship named after African American
The end of an era
Pizza gardens
Odum School of Ecology teams with Rainforest Alliance
Earth Week celebrates 40
UGA makes list of green colleges and universities
UGA third in technology commercialization
A premium on hiring
Child care to benefit all
Turning lemons into lemonaid
Advise and ascend
Best in Show
On with the show
Welcome to the Bulldog Nation
Peace out
The olive state?
Prestigious honors for Honors students
Going green…at home
Wet paint
Alumni News & Events
Alumni calendar
Letter from the UGA Alumni Assciation president
2010 Alumni Association Awards
Alumni Profiles
All the president’s kids
He’s number one
Preserving lives
Ahead of the game
Making wishes come true
Against the odds
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Class Notes Extras
Regents’ Award for Morehead
Not since you
The Tumornator
UGA grad is first female Israeli Arab associate prof
Why I give
What money means
Back Page
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru
Web Exclusives
Vet School holds open house
Car free day

The olive state?



Olives may soon join peaches and peanuts in the line-up of popular produce farmed in Georgia. Extension agents in South Georgia are experimenting with the crop as a complement to blueberries, which have proven prolific in Georgia soil. Farm machinery used for blueberries can also be used for olives, and their opposing harvest seasons—blueberries ripen in spring and summer, while olives are harvested in fall—provide farmers with an efficient year-round growing season. Olive trees were planted in 2008 in Pierce, Lanier, Clinch, Bacon and Appling counties. So far 200 total acres are planted. The trees should begin producing their first fruit in 2011, but a full crop isn’t expected until 2013. One acre of olive trees can produce six tons of olives, yielding 240 gallons of oil. Farmers can expect to get about $22 for a gallon of oil on the market. The U.S. imports 99 percent of its olive oil from other countries—76 million gallons in 2008—with consumption increasing each year.