Mon., May 30, 2011 12:30pm (EDT)

UGA Ag School Cuts More Jobs
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Farmland in Georgia (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
Farmland in Georgia (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
The University of Georgia is cutting another 18 jobs from its agriculture and enviromental sciences college.

The school's dean, Scott Angle, tells the Athens Banner-Herald it's also selling a 522-acre agricultural research farm in Oconee County.

Angle says the layoffs are due to budget cuts to the College of Agricultural and Enviromental Sciences over the past three years. More than 300 other jobs had previously been eliminated--mainly through early retirement and positions left open as employees left for other jobs.

UGA's agriculture college has lost about a quarter of its budget in the last three years with $22 million in state funding cut.