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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 10-Feb 28
  • 6:00 PM | Carrollton, GA
  • The Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program is a comprehensive training program for beginning and small farmers provided by UGA Cooperative Extension. This program is the second in the series and will address: Part 2- Small Ruminants Production Course ***Parts one through three must be completed in order and all parts of the program must be completed to obtain certification. Small Ruminant Production is a six week training developed by Fort Valley State University in partnership with UGA Extension. Topics include: goat and sheep breeds and selection, nutrition and body scoring, pasture management, predator control, health and diseases, reproduction and kidding/lambing, integrated parasite management, as well as meats and marketing. The training includes a session with live animals to practice body condition scoring, hoof trimming and checking for internal parasites.
  • Jan 31-Feb 1
  • 1:00 PM | Douglas, GA
  • A training conference for growers wanting to improve their knowledge and practice of conservation tillage. Topics presented by University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, USDA, and Peanut Foundation personnel along with growers, will provide information on how to get started with conservation tillage, cover crop mixes, managing fertility, controlling weeds and insects, increasing beneficial insects and pollinators, using cover crops in grazing systems, and the economics of conservation tillage. The conference will end with a field day and equipment display.
  • Feb 2
  • 1:30 PM | Ellijay, GA
  • Each year is different in fruit production. This meeting will provide educational information that will assist producers in managing their orchard so it can reach its maximum potential for the 2017 growing season. In addition to the educational mtg, private and commercial pesticide license recertification credit will be given to those that attend. The mtg is open to the public and the recertification credit will be issued to people that already have a pesticide license, and will feature three specialists from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The speakers will discuss Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the area of insects, diseases, and peach rootstocks.
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Extension News

    • Brussels Sprouts
    • Published 1/20/2017 by Clint Thompson
    • UGA Extension research trials conclude that Georgia's warm temperatures work against Brussels sprouts production in Georgia.
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    • Fake Flowers
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Norman Winter
    • Primulas provide 12 to 14 weeks of unimaginable color that can't be matched.
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    • Piggy Bank Contest
    • Published 1/19/2017 by Casey Chastain
    • UGA Extension helping to train a new generation of savers through DIY piggy bank contest.
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Extension Publications

  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016)
  • Published 12/21/2016
  • 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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