ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The University of Georgia will lay off 18 workers in its agriculture college to close a budget gap.
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Scott Angle told The Athens Banner-Herald that the university will also sell a 522-acre research farm in Oconee County to pay maintenance costs
Until now, administrators at UGA had been able to reduce the
workforce by offering early retirement incentives to faculty and staff and cutting funding for vacant positions. Angle said he can no longer meet the budget targets without resorting to layoffs.
Angle said ongoing budget cuts are hurting the college's mission
to serve Georgia's agriculture sector.