What is UGA Extension?
A partnership of the University of Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. UGA Extension is on the forefront of food safety, technology, research, and education; keeping Georgia’s economy strong and making life better for Georgians.
UGA Extension Floyd County links the resources of the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and Floyd County to provide educational programs, information, and assistance to citizens. UGA Extension Floyd County helps the citizens of Floyd County by addressing the following initiatives:
- Family and Economic Well-Being
- Conservation and Management of Natural Resources
- Agriculture Programming and Research Opportunities
- Improving Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Water Quality
- Youth Leadership
- 4-H Youth Development Program
- Service Learning / Citizenship
To extend learning from the University of Georgia to the everyday lives of Georgians through current, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
To provide practical education you can trust, to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.
- Jan 10-Feb 28
- Journeyman Farmer Training-Small Ruminant Production (88.0 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 (233.0 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 (50.0 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.