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CAES faculty member honored by Georgia Green Industry Association

John Ruter, a faculty member in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has received the Georgia Green Industry Association’s Vivian Munday and Buck Jones Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious honor given by GGIA.

The Allan M. Armitage Endowed Professor of Horticulture, Ruter teaches classes in plant breeding, plant identification and environmental issues in horticulture and serves as director of the Trial Gardens at UGA. Before moving to Athens in 2012, Ruter served as the nursery crop research and extension specialist at UGA’s Tifton campus where he was also the chairman of the Coastal Plain Research Arboretum focusing on the native flora of the Georgia coastal plain.