On Nov. 11, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct former Georgia Rep. Richard Royal and pioneering Georgia soybean specialist John Woodruff into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.
The celebration will be part of the college's alumni awards ceremony and banquet at the Classic Center in downtown Athens. The public is invited to attend but tickets are required.
The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize individuals who made extraordinary contributions to agriculture and agribusiness in Georgia.
"I would like to congratulate the new inductees into the Ag Hall of Fame," said Elliott Marsh, president of the CAES Alumni Association. "The 2016 inductees are outstanding additions and join a group of notable women and men who have helped enhance agriculture in Georgia and throughout the world."
Inductees are nominated by members of the public and selected by the awards committee of the college's alumni association. Those nominated must possess the following characteristics: impeccable character, outstanding leadership, noteworthy contributions to Georgia's agricultural landscape and recognition for achievements in agriculture as well as other areas.