Congratulations are in order for eight of our faculty for being awarded a total of five outstanding Extension publication awards they authored and published in 2017. The recognitions were presented at the Southern Region meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Dr. Tim Coolong, Dr. George Boyhan, Dr. Susanne Stone, Dr. Pam Knox, Dr. Erick Smith, and Dr. Bodie Pennisi each received one award and Dr. Matthew Chappell received two Extension Blue Ribbon Awards! Dr. Bodie Pennisi was voted In as President Elect for the 2019 SR-ASHS Presidency also. The annual meeting this year was held in Jacksonville Florida. UGA swept five publication categories this year and will have a Hort faculty member as President. Well done colleagues!