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UGA Extension Weed Scientist recognized for outstanding work supporting county agents and producers in Georgia.

Since 1992, the Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach (Hill Award) recognizes distinguished achievement in public service and outreach by University of Georgia faculty members and service professionals. Each recipient is judged to have made contributions to the improvement of the quality of life in Georgia or elsewhere of an order that greatly exceeds the normal accomplishments of a productive faculty member.  Among the past Walter Barnard Hill Award winners, one will be selected as the Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award.  This award is UGA’s highest award in public service and outreach, and is comparable to a distinguished professorship.

This years recipient of the Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award is Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist.  He is an outstanding asset to the UGA Cooperative Extension team and works tirelessly to solve issues that arise for our producers and extension agents statewide.

See the link below for the video about Dr. Prostko’s recent award.