Gary Hawkins

NAME Gary Hawkins
TITLE Agricultural Pollution Prevention Specialist
DEPARTMENT Biological and Agricultural Engineering
PHONE 229-386-3914
FAX 229-386-3958
ADDRESS Biological and Agricultural Engineering Building
University of Georgia
P.O. Box 748
Tifton, GA 31793-0748
EDUCATION Ph.D., Biosystems Engineering, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
M.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Auburn University
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Clemson University
RESEARCH INTERESTS Bioenergy, Anaerobic Digestion, Waste Management, Conservation Tillage
EXTENSION INTERESTS Conservation Tillage, Bioenergy, Anaerobic Digestion, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Waste Management

Gary Hawkins


Dr. Gary L. Hawkins is a Pollution Prevention Specialist in Row Crops at the University of Georgia. He has worked in extension and research related to conservation tillage and bioenergy production from waste products for over six years focusing on water conservation and infiltration in conservation tillage systems with recent interest in anaerobic digestion, solar and wind energy. Focus areas of his work include anaerobic digestion for converting potentially polluting fruit and vegetable waste and animal waste into methane for production of heat or electricity. Through his extension activities, he has authored or coauthored five extension bulletins or circulars and ten conference papers, and he has participated as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI in over 20 federal, state, or industry funded projects.


Hawkins, G.L., and R. Wallace. "Accessing and Implementing BMPs in the Upper Suwannee River Accessing and Implementing BMPs in The Upper Suwannee River Basin through CEAP" (Under review).

Hawkins, G.L., D.S. Sullivan; C.L. Truman. 2007. "Water Savings through Conservation Tillage", Extension Circular number 916.

Hawkins, G.L. and K. Harrison. 2005. Water Meters as a Water Management Tool on Georgia Farms, Extension Bulletin Number 1296.

Hawkins, G.L. and C.L. Lacy. 2005. "Extensions Role in the Conservation Security Program", Extension Bulletin Number 1268.

Hawkins, G.L. and D. Thomas. 2002. Protecting Georgia's Surface Water Resources. Georgia Extension Bulletin No. 1217, web-site

Hawkins, G.L., D.G. Sullivan, G. Bland; C. Truman, T. Strickland, B. Hubbard, D. Lee, and J. Beasley. 2007. Thermal Infrared Imagery for Better Water Conservation in agricultural Fields. Proceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held March 27-29, 2007, at the University of Georgia. The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Hawkins, G.L., B. Boland, J. Jacobs, G. Krewer. 2006. Horizontal wells: What are they, How do they work and How would they benefit us? Proceedings of the 10th annual North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference held at the University of Georgia Conference Center, Tifton Ga, June 4-8, 2006, D.S. NeSmith, ed.

Reeves, D.W.; M.L. Norfleet; D.A. Abrahamson; H.H. Schomberg; H. Causarano; and G.L. Hawkins. 2005. Conservation Tillage in Georgia: Economics and Water Resources. Proceedings of the 2005 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 25-27, at the University of Georgia. Kathryn J. Hatcher, editor, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Gaskin, J., G.L. Hawkins, T.W. Pagan, and L.M. Risse. 2003. See is Believing: Hands on Tools For Non-point Source Pollution". Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia. Kathryn J. Hatcher, editor, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Hawkins, G.L., R.M. Seymour, J. Gaskin, T. Pagan, and L.M. Risse. 2004. "Hands-On Education Tools: The FUNdamentals of agricultural and urban non-point source pollution". Poster presented at National Water Quality Conference: Integrating Research, Extension and Education held 11-14 January at the Belleview Biltmore Resort, Golf Club and Spa, Clearwater, Florida.