- Jan 10-Feb 28
- Journeyman Farmer Training-Small Ruminant Production (150.0 miles)
- 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
- Conservation Production Systems Training Conference/Workshop (59.0 miles)
- 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
- North GA Apple Production Meeting (253.0 miles)
- 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.
Colquitt County Cooperative Extension
UGA Extension in Colquitt County offers educational programs in the areas of horticulture, agriculture, food safety, nutrition, and leadership and citizenship for our youth and community.
UGA Extension operates through a unique partnership with Colquitt County, the University of Georgia, the State of Georgia, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is backed by specialists and a network of resources. Extension agents have been on the job in Georgia since 1914.