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Upcoming Events


  • Oct 4
  • 6:00 PM | Alma, GA
  • This is a seven part series that will provide information on forage selection, grazing strategies, fertilization and hay production. Cost will be $25 per person for the entire series. Participants that complete five of the seven nights will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is required. You will receive One hour pesticide recertification credit. This program begins September 6, 2016 and will meet September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 6, 13,and 18th, 2016
  • Oct 6-Oct 17
  • Georgia National Fairgrounds
  • The Georgia National Fair where many 4-H'ers compete
  • Oct 6
  • 6:00 PM | Watkinsville, GA
  • This 4K race is part of the Clover Glove Race Series and will benefit Georgia 4-H as well as Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Walton, Madison and Morgan County 4-H Clubs. Registration is $18 until September 25 and $25 afterwards. The course will be ran on property of the J. Phil Campbell Research and Education Center.
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Extension News



    • Peanut Maturity Testing
    • Published 9/28/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • As summer turns to fall, UGA Extension agents counsel farmers on when to dig their peanuts.
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    • Service Learning
    • Published 9/28/2016 by Sharon Dowdy
    • High school students learn about college and high-tech science with UGA students.
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    • Grape Harvest
    • Published 9/27/2016 by Merritt Melancon
    • Georgia's growing wine and vineyard industry is staking its claim on the state's terroir.
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Extension Publications


  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 9/2/2016
  • Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
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  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987)
  • Published 9/19/2016
  • This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
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  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943)
  • Published 5/25/2016
  • The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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